Best Public Schools in Zip Code 19401


The 19401 zip code area in Norristown, Pennsylvania is home to 8 schools, including 4 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and 1 high school, all part of the Norristown Area School District. While the district is ranked 500 out of 606 in the state and has an overall rating of 1 out of 5 stars, a few schools in the area stand out.

Cole Manor Elementary School has the highest PSSA test scores across all grades, with 38.9% proficient or better in Math, 66.3% in Science, and 39.7% in English Language Arts. It also has the highest spending per student at $22,109. Gotwals Elementary School and Hancock Elementary School also perform well, with the second and third-highest PSSA scores respectively. However, the middle and high schools in the area consistently underperform compared to state averages, with the high school having a 12.7% dropout rate.

The schools in the 19401 zip code area face significant challenges, including high levels of economic disadvantage, with all schools having a 100% free/reduced lunch rate. The diverse student population is predominantly Hispanic and African American, and the schools struggle to meet state standards, with PSSA proficiency rates ranging from 7.4% to 25.9% in Math, far below the state average of 39.3%. Addressing these issues will require a comprehensive approach to improve equity, funding, and academic support for students in this community.

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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.

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