Gwyn-Nor El School

139 Hancock Rd, North Wales, PA 19454
(215) 368-7105
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 590 students 15 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • North Penn School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
93%
83%
87%
85%
72%
87%
93%
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
  • North Penn School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
90%
73%
82%
81%
65%
80%
88%
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
  • North Penn School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
90%
77%
84%
85%
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
  • North Penn School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Gwyn-Nor El School is a public middle school in Montgomery Township. The principal of Gwyn-Nor El School is Ms Elizabeth Santoro. 590 students go to Gwyn-Nor El School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 10% of the 590 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Gwyn-Nor El School is 15:1. Pennbrook Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 6% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 56% 68%
Asian/Pacific Islander 26% 19%
Asian 25% %
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 7%
Multiracial 0.5% 1%
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 10% 16%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    We are new to the area and Gwyn-Nor elementary school. We have found the staff so accommodating and willing to help our Children achieve success with the education. They have offered are children a strong educational Foundation for their future. They have many outstanding programs for both Children and families .

  • (1 year ago)

    My kids are so happy with Gwyn Nor! We love the diversity and the respect to each other. The teachers are the one a student remembers and cherishes forever. The school provided effective discipline skills and promote positive behaviors. The school maintains open communication with parents and keeps them informed. I highly recommended Gwyn Nor Elementary School.

  • (2 years ago)

    All 3 of our children have attended this school over a ten year period and we still have one in second grade. All 3 children were different as most parents would admit... A couple of the children are very intelligent and they have been allowed to progress and have not been held back. Another child is intelligent but needed extra assistance due to dyslexia.. The school did an excellent job supporting his education with additional tutoring and in classroom assistance - he never even new the extra teacher was there for him. The teachers do care for the welfare of the children. It is a safe school with good school spirit by the student body.... and when they finish 6th grade they can go right across the street to the Middle School. We have been fortunate to have our children go to this school. The only negative comment I can make is that it seems like elementary school students have far more homework than I did when I grew up but it is a solid curiculum.

  • (2 years ago)

    We've been so happy with GN that we wish we could stay longer! The teachers and staff have been so supportive when my daughter was found to have issues in class. We've been privileged to have Suzuki music from KG onwards and the orch and band activities. Strong anti-bullying culture; I've been surprised by the follow up on certain incidents. Curriculum suits a public school level but I think it's the 'extras' that make it a great school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have worked @ Gwyn-Nor for 9 years. Great teachers Principal and terrific parental involvement!! Wonderful school!!

  • (7 years ago)

    I have had 3 Children go through GN. All three were at different levels one was gifted one your more typical average student and the third not only handicapped but learning disabled as well. The teachers and staff treated all of my children with respect and compassion. They left the school well prepared for middle school and all three are currently in college and doing well! If it hadn't been for the Special Education teachers at GN my Child with disabilities would never have achieved as much as she has. They put together a program with my involvement that kept her on track and when she graduated from North Penn High School she did so with honors. I can not say enough about the excellent education my children received at GN!

  • (8 years ago)

    I had Twins in GN. They are a school where the children come first. Each child is encouraged to do their personal best. The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child.

  • (8 years ago)

    The school has many activities and opportunities for parents to get involved in their child's education. Unfortunately the school is definitely not well prepared to educate children who do not fit the mold the school has pre-determined. Should your child be a typical student they will fare well. If your child is highly gifted or has any special needs however the school is weak in understanding and in seeing every child individually. They prefer to cookie cutter their special education programs and services. My daughter will not be attending after this year is over.

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