Upper Merion High School

  • Upper Merion High School serves 1,172 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 80% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 79% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Upper Merion High School's student population of 1,172 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 86 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,172 students
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Total Classroom Teachers86 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Upper Merion High School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Upper Merion High School is 0.59, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall School Rank#137 out of 2,835 schools
(Top 5%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Upper Merion High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
63%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Upper Merion High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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Asian
13%
4%
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Hispanic
9%
11%
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Black
13%
15%
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White
61%
66%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Upper Merion High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.590.26
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Graduation Rate
95%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Upper Merion High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameUpper Merion Area SD School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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