Norristown school information

IndexNorristownPennsylvaniaNational
Average Test Scores42%53%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:116:116:1
Total public schools152,56379,221
Total private schools111,62624,874
Total post-secondary schools34067,963
The Norristown, PA educational system consists of 15 public schools, 11 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. Norristown public schools have average test scores of 42% which is 20% lower than than the Pennsylvania average and 14% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Norristown public schools is 16:1, compared to 16:1 in Pennsylvania and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 78.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 76.3% have completed high school, 21.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.4% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Norristown are 14% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 15 public schools in Norristown.
  • 78.9% of people in Norristown have completed 8th grade.
  • 76.3% of people in Norristown have completed high school.
  • 21.2% of people in Norristown have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Norristown

IndexNorristownPennsylvaniaNational
Completed 8th grade78.9%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school76.3%85.6%83.0%
Completed some college44.5%53.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree26.9%37.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors21.2%29.3%30.3%
Completed masters6.9%11.5%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.4%3.3%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.9%1.4%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Norristown (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Eagleville CDP (Centre County), PA42389%81%
Ardmore, PA12,59286%75%
Bryn Mawr, PA3,54585%73%
Maple Glen, PA6,83784%70%
Penn Wynne, PA5,53584%70%
Norristown, PA34,46042%14%

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La Vergne, TN34,45156%14%
Four Corners, FL34,44854%10%
Winter Springs, FL34,43966%34%
Pleasant Hill, CA34,39553%8%
Glendale Heights, IL34,39528%44%
Norristown, PA34,46042%14%
Source: The Norristown, PA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.