School Details

Gotwals El School

1 East Oak St, Norristown, PA 19401
(610) 275-1077
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-4 497 students 13 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

80%
77%
80%
61%
56%
74%

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

95%
80%
83%
77%
61%
72%
89%
76%
82%

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

Gotwals El School is a public elementary school in Norristown. The principal of Gotwals El School is Mrs Maryanne Hoskins. 497 students go to Gotwals El School and identify primarily as Multiracial; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 97% of the 497 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Gotwals El School is 13:1. Pennsylvania Virtual CS is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% 4%
Hispanic 52% 27%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 24%
Black, non-Hispanic 33% 42%
Asian 0.5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 2%
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 97% 70%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Very disappointed with the school this year they are not keeping track of all the parents and the students and library she always marks my child book not return when I'm the one that keeps the book in there back pack so I always have to go into school to confirming it they also always mark my child absent I'm the one the drive her to school there's no way she was not in school they recently had a field trip and parents could go if they liked but they told some parents not all so I was very upset because I was one of the parents that wanted to go but didn't because they didn't told me

  • (8 years ago)

    My family has gone to Joseph K. Gotwals Elementary School. The environment is congruent to a productive student. The children's education is a priority and their safety along with their safety and well-being. Each child is encouraged and expected to do their personal best without being pushed too far to the point of failure. The staff works very hard to bring out the best in each child. Gotwals' staff brings out the best in each child while giving them the encouragement and confidence they need to excel in academics.

  • (9 years ago)

    I think this school is not challenging enough for me .The specials are good but the other acedemics are not.even though my I have the most challenging teacher in the whole fifth grade it is still not challenging enough.Iwanted to be on the gifted program but the school said I had to wait 2 more years. i would give the school a 3

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Overall score

(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

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