Norristown Area SD School District

401 N Whitehall Rd
Norristown, PA 19403
(District boundaries shown in map)
2/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Norristown Area SD School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Pennsylvania for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 12 public schools serving 7,771 students in Norristown Area SD School District. This district's average testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Pennsylvania.
Public Schools in Norristown Area SD School District have an average math proficiency score of 17% (versus the Pennsylvania public school average of 36%), and reading proficiency score of 31% (versus the 55% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Pennsylvania public school average of 38% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (PA)
# Schools
12 Schools
2,942 Schools
# Students
7,771 Students
1,670,866 Students
# Teachers
501 Teachers
120,617 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Norristown Area SD School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 684 school districts in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 79% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School District
State Average (PA)
#551 out of 684 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Norristown Area SD  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
17%
36%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Norristown Area SD  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of PA by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
31%
55%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Norristown Area SD  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of PA by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
42%
57%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Norristown Area SD  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of PA by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
79%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Norristown Area SD  School District and public school graduation rate of PA by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.67
0.57
# American Indian Students
9 Students
2,847 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
96 Students
72,843 Students
% Asian Students
1%
4%
# Hispanic Students
3,600 Students
227,380 Students
% Hispanic Students
46%
14%
# Black Students
2,455 Students
240,366 Students
% Black Students
32%
14%
# White Students
951 Students
1,044,106 Students
% White Students
12%
63%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
1,435 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
660 Students
81,301 Students
% of Two or more races Students
9%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
6,075
# Students in K Grade:
590
118,975
# Students in 1st Grade:
597
117,721
# Students in 2nd Grade:
565
122,752
# Students in 3rd Grade:
551
123,313
# Students in 4th Grade:
598
124,259
# Students in 5th Grade:
652
126,511
# Students in 6th Grade:
630
127,241
# Students in 7th Grade:
621
131,426
# Students in 8th Grade:
594
134,903
# Students in 9th Grade:
780
145,107
# Students in 10th Grade:
556
134,246
# Students in 11th Grade:
529
128,592
# Students in 12th Grade:
508
129,745
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $22,415 in this school district is less than the state median of $23,665. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $19,997 is less than the state median of $23,089. The school district spending/student has declined by 9% over four school years.
This School District
This State (PA)
Total Revenue
$174 MM
$39,541 MM
This chart display total revenue of Norristown Area SD  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$155 MM
$38,578 MM
This chart display total spending of Norristown Area SD  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$22,415
$23,665
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Norristown Area SD  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$19,997
$23,089
This chart display average spending per public school student in Norristown Area SD  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Norristown Area SD School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Paul V Fly Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2920 Potshop Rd
Norristown, PA 19403
(610) 630-0380
Grades: K-4
| 451 students
Rank: #22.
Norristown Area High School
(Math: 31% | Reading: 44%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1900 Eagle Dr
Norristown, PA 19403
(610) 630-5090
Grades: 9-12
| 2,229 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Hancock Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Arch & Summit Streets
Norristown, PA 19401
(610) 275-5522
Grades: 1-4
| 332 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Marshall Street Elementary School
(Math: 27% | Reading: 37%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1525 W Marshall St
Norristown, PA 19403
(610) 630-8550
Grades: K-4
| 610 students
Rank: #55.
Cole Manor Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2350 Springview Rd
Norristown, PA 19401
(610) 275-5525
Grades: K-4
| 382 students
Rank: #66.
East Norriton MiddleSchool
(Math: 17% | Reading: 32%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
330 Roland Dr
Norristown, PA 19401
(610) 275-6520
Grades: 5-8
| 910 students
Rank: #77.
Gotwals Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1 E Oak St
Norristown, PA 19401
(610) 275-1077
Grades: 1-4
| 355 students
Rank: #88.
Eisenhower MiddleSchool
(Math: 10% | Reading: 31%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1601 Markley St
Norristown, PA 19401
(610) 277-8720
Grades: 5-8
| 790 students
Rank: #99.
Roosevelt Campus Of The Norristown Area
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤20% )
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1161 Markley St
Norristown, PA 19401
(610) 275-9720
Grades: 9-12
| 144 students
Rank: #1010.
Whitehall Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
399 N Whitehall Rd
Norristown, PA 19403
(610) 630-6000
Grades: K-4
| 478 students
Rank: #1111.
Stewart MiddleSchool
(Math: 5% | Reading: 22%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1315 W Marshall St
Norristown, PA 19401
(610) 275-6870
Grades: 5-8
| 797 students
Rank: n/an/a
1020 Sandy Street
Norristown, PA 19401
(484) 270-2140
Grades: K
| 293 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Norristown Area SD School District?
Norristown Area SD School District manages 12 public schools serving 7,771 students.
What is the rank of Norristown Area SD School District?
Norristown Area SD School District is ranked #555 out of 684 school districts in Pennsylvania (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2021-2022 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Pennsylvania school districts for: Most diverse schools (Top 1%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Norristown Area SD School District?
46% of Norristown Area SD School District students are Hispanic, 32% of students are Black, 12% of students are White, 9% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Norristown Area SD School District?
Norristown Area SD School District has a student/teacher ratio of 16:1, which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 14:1.
What is Norristown Area SD School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $19,997 is less than the state median of $23,089. The school district spending/student has declined by 9% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 12 schools
  • Grades: KG-12
  • Enrollment: 7,771 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 88%
  • : 79% (Btm 50% in PA)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 17% (Btm 50%)
  • : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • : 42% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), PA Dept. of Education

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