School Details

East Norriton Middle School

330 Roland Dr, Norristown, PA 19401
(610) 275-6520
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-8 912 students 13 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

63%
55%
73%
42%
39%
65%
39%
38%
64%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

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 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Norristown Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
70%
77%
48%
46%
69%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

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 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Norristown Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
73%
80%
64%
60%
76%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

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 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Norristown Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
74%
76%
73%
69%
80%
45%
37%
60%
59%
57%
73%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

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 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Norristown Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

East Norriton Middle School is a public middle school in East Norriton. The principal of East Norriton Middle School is Dr Hildy Jaffe. 912 students attend East Norriton Middle School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 62% of the 912 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at East Norriton Middle School is 13:1. St Titus Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 40% 42%
White, non-Hispanic 32% 24%
Asian 3% %
Hispanic 24% 27%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Multiracial 1% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62% 70%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I've been a teacher at this school since 2006. Before working here I held LTS positions in the SD of Philadelphia Souderton SD and Upper Perkiomen SD. I am also a parent. Not only have I found this school to be far and above the other districts I have worked for but I wouldn't hesitate in sending my own children here. Every classroom at ENMS is equipped with a Smartboard. The teachers for their part are still here until at least 5pm every night. I believe that in itself speaks to their character and level of commitment. It is easy to find fault with almost any school nowadays. However in my experience this is a school where those who aim to do just that are usually hard-pressed for reasons. This school is excellent.

  • (3 years ago)

    The principal and new vice principal are great! So glad to have them on board! But some of the teachers are apathetic (they do nothing when a student screams at them to "Shut up ") and not interested including one teacher who is "always putting her feet up and texting on her phone." Some teachers only really concerned when it comes to students taking PSSAs. Bullying is an issue and there should be a "No tolerance" or "three strikes and you're out" rule when it comes to that. They need a stronger teacher/leader for the band. It's pretty bad when you get an hour for band practice after school and the kids only get to play for 10 minutes because it takes the teacher 40 minutes to take attendance as a result of all the distractions and interruptions. Disruptive students ruin it for the ones who really want to be there learning and participating. Uniforms would be beneficial as there would be less peer pressure less bullying about clothes and people would save money in the long run. Just get khakis and navy blue pants and polo shirts. No need to spend a ton of money. Guarantee you will see more pride with the students!

  • (3 years ago)

    Our child's experience at ENMS has been very positive. The teachers and prinicipal are readily accessible via email live conferences and phone conferences. As parents we have been very pleased with the curriculum especially math and science. High achievers are afforded the opportunity to enrolled in advanced math studies. The Parent Faculty Club consist of very committed parents who seek to partner with the school staff and parents and we believe they are doing a fine job. This is not a perfect school but we believe it is a school committed towards the betterment of all it's students regardless of ethnicity or socioeconomic background.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have gone to ENMS for all of middle school and I have encountered many teachers with just horrible attitudes. I got in trouble for grabbing a book a teacher threw a student's textbook across the room in the 6th grade and I still remember the student's name and the teacher's name. I am now a sophomore. My 13 year old sister currently attends and is bullied by the students. relatives have made attempts to kind of disband this inappropriate behavior but they have made no effort or otherwise attempt to stop it. She is now going to start school at Renaissance Academy Charter School in Phoenixville because of this dispute.

  • (4 years ago)

    In the 4 years I have had a child at ENMS almost every teacher I've encountered has been dedicated and involved with the students and responsive and available to me as a parent. The frequent changes in administration have been disruptive but hopefully they are resolved now that another principal has been hired. Switched my child here from Catholic school and couldn't be happier with my decision.

  • (4 years ago)

    ENMS had a good reputation prior to the 2005/2006 school year. We moved out of the District after 2 years at ENMS due to disruptive students and the teacher's lack of ability/tools to control the students. Our "Gifted Program" student is barely treading water now that we've moved to an academically challenging District. I ~think~ they are on their third Principal at ENMS since 2005/2006 (as of 2010/2011). From what I observed there seems to be limited parent participation. A rudimentary education at best.

  • (4 years ago)

    East Norriton is a well run school with many activities for the students

  • (4 years ago)

    My students have an amazing work ethic. They want to succeed and grow and are willing to put in the effort required. I'm proud to teach at East Norriton Middle School.

  • (4 years ago)

    We have a great staff and faculty who really care about the students

  • (4 years ago)

    ENMS has wonderful students and staff who work hard to be the best they can be!

  • (5 years ago)

    i love this school there's alot of activies

  • (5 years ago)

    this school always performs higher than stewart and eisenhower in standerdized testing. the principle is caring and hard working. if you want to go to a middle school in nasd got to this one. trust me. the rules have changed. the kids are no longer out of control. they cant even walk in the hallways alone! each teacher walk their kids to their classes. the rules have definetley changed. they can only go to the bathroom a certaint amount of time. there is no more running around. you can check the pssa scores for your self. which middle school do you want your kid going to?

  • (5 years ago)

    The principal is the best part of this school. He's trying but he has a long road ahead. The students are for the most part out of control there are virtually no extracurricular activities and the teachers are hit or miss. The school consistently performs far below other area middle schools in standardized testing. It's over-crowded and the kids basically run wild. My children went there for one year and that was enough. They are going to Catholic school and we're not even Catholic. That's how desperate we are to leave East Norriton.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have a daughter at ENMS. The administration and faculty are committed and caring. When my daughter started middle school in 5th grade I was concerned but she transitioned well. She is in the gifted program and had gotten all the support and guidance she has needed. I am very happy with the education she is receiving.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son goes to ENMS and this school is one of the best schools any 5th - 8th grade student can go to. this school is amazing

  • (6 years ago)

    I am impressed with the dedication of the staff. I like the team approach where the teachers meet regularly and discuss the students.

  • (7 years ago)

    ENMS is a great school. They have excellent teachers who really care about education and a wonderful arts program. I would recommend this school to anyone moving to the area searching for a public school for their child.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is huge! My only problem is lack of communication. My son is having difficulty adjusting to the school's policy and so am I. There seems to be no warnings given to the parents about what their child is doing in school or if a problem exists. I'm talking behavioral problems.

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