Best Public Schools in Norristown, PA


The Norristown, Pennsylvania area is home to 13 schools, including 8 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and 2 high schools, all part of the Norristown Area School District, except for Woodland Elementary School which is part of the Methacton School District.

The data reveals a stark contrast in academic performance between Woodland Elementary, which is ranked 308 out of 1,534 Pennsylvania elementary schools and has strong test scores, and the schools in the Norristown Area School District, which generally perform well below state averages. Most Norristown Area schools have very high rates of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating they serve a predominantly disadvantaged student population. However, Paul V Fly Elementary School stands out by outperforming the district and state in math and ELA proficiency despite having 100% of students eligible for free/reduced lunch.

The data highlights significant challenges and disparities in the local education system, with the Norristown Area School District struggling to provide high-quality education to its students. Addressing these issues will require a comprehensive, equity-focused approach that considers the broader community context. The stark differences between schools underscore the importance of looking beyond individual metrics and understanding the systemic factors shaping educational outcomes in the Norristown area.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.

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