Lower Merion High School

315 E Montgomery Ave
Rank
10/
10
Top 5%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Lower Merion High School serves 1,476 students in grades 9-12.
Lower Merion High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 82% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 91% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

Lower Merion High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

Lower Merion High School's student population of 1,476 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 120 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,476 students
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Total Classroom Teachers120 teachers
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School Comparison

Lower Merion High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 2,820 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Lower Merion High School is 0.48, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank
#69 out of 2820 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
82%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
91%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
11%
4%
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Hispanic
4%
11%
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Black
13%
15%
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White
70%
66%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.480.53
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Graduation Rate
97%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLower Merion School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Lower Merion High School is Haverford Senior High School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Welsh Valley Middle School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Penn Valley School (1.2 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Narberth Penn Valley School Math: 81% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: K-5 | 679 students
    1.2 miles
    301 Righters Mill Rd
    Narberth, PA 19072
    (610) 645-1460
    1.2 K-5 679
  • Ardmore Chestnutwold Elementary School Math: 69% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-5 | 577 students
    1.3 miles
    630 Loraine St
    Ardmore, PA 19003
    (610) 853-5900
    1.3 K-5 577
  • Merion Station Merion Elementary School Math: 85% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: K-5 | 602 students
    1.5 miles
    549 S Bowman Ave
    Merion Station, PA 19066
    (610) 645-1470
    1.5 K-5 602
  • Wynnewood Penn Wynne School Math: 82% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: K-5 | 761 students
    1.7 miles
    250 Haverford Rd
    Wynnewood, PA 19096
    (610) 645-1450
    1.7 K-5 761
  • Gladwyne Gladwyne School Math: 80% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: K-5 | 734 students
    1.8 miles
    230 West Righters Mill Rd
    Gladwyne, PA 19035
    (610) 645-1440
    1.8 K-5 734

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