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Norristown Area High School

Public | 9-12 | 1809 students

 

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Posted May 5, 2014

One way to improve norristown high is to hire teachers with passion. The school identifies problem children but does little to help when requested by parents. The actions of the faculty plays a major part in the failure and success of the students. I am a parent of a student who had his joy robbed by disgruntled teachers. It only takes one bad teacher to ruin hope and optimism in a child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2014

I used to go to this school, n now I miss is so much and feel like I'm not being challenged enough at my new school
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 29, 2014

I am currently a sophomore at Norristown, and for the most part, I like my school. I like my teachers and my friends, but my other peers are what ruins the school honestly. People need to get their act together so we can actually be treated like we are in high school. It's really just that group of immature kids that ruins everything, including our reputation. Because of them, it give a norristown a bad impression. Of course, every school has a group of uneducated baboons, but its almost like it's too excessive here. Also, our athletic programs lack in comparison to other schools. Why can't we have a good athletic director to help mend our athletic programs? As a 3 sport athlete, it is embarrassing to go against other schools with our lack of coaches and discipline. As for school programs, I wish we had more AP class opportunities. I am satisfied with everything else that has to do with academics however, and feel as if I am learning with the help of my caring teachers.


Posted August 26, 2008

Im currently a junior at NAHS and i really like this school. Teachers show that they really care about the students and what they teach. Whenever a student needs extra help, a teacher is always their for extra help and guidance after school. I highly recommend this school to everyone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 7, 2008

This school is excellent! It provides small learning communities for all different career paths. This school tends to each child academic need and beyond that!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 7, 2007

This school is excellent for the student that takes advantage of what is offered, and works for their education. Perhaps the most often perceived notion is that the school is unsafe. Issues that existed have, in many instances, been cleaned up by a change in administration. There are issues, but there are issues at any school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 11, 2005

My daughter went through catholic school from 1st to 8th. She went to NAHS from 9th to 12th. I was extremely satisfied with her education and her sports activites. Her teachers were caring and supportive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2005

Academic programs need revision. Excellent availability of exracurricular activities and sports. Level of parent involvement minimal.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 15, 2005

Noristown High is a wonderful school if your child takes advantage of all the programs and resources availible. The teachers in this school are some of the best educated, most caring, and have the desire to make all their students succesful. I am sure every school has some discipline problems but this school deals with theirs as quickly and professionaly as possible. I have seen many students come out of Norristowns schools and become sucessful, well-rounded, professionals.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 23, 2005

Safety is horrible and is an issue.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2012.

340 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

339 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

337 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
17%

2009

 
 
12%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

345 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
61%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students51%
Female47%
Male55%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female62%
Male64%
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students18%
Female10%
Male26%
Black7%
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students76%
Female79%
Male74%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)49%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 46% 15%
White 33% 71%
Hispanic 18% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1900 Eagle Dr
Norristown, PA 19403
Phone: (610) 630-5090

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