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Lower Merion School District is a top rated, public school district located in Ardmore, PA. It has 8,355 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% in reading.
Address
301 E Montgomery Ave
Ardmore, PA 19003
Telephone
(610) 645-1800
Website

Lower Merion School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1290
650 responses
Average ACT
30
248 responses
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Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
8,355
Free or Reduced Lunch
10.7%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$111,745
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$195,887,000
Expenses Per Student
$26,057/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    2%

Lower Merion School District Reviews

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Some teachers are pretty bad. They don’t realy understand how to teach. I don’t want to name any names, but some science teachers didn’t really prepare me for anything. He basically just gave us a test 4 days after giving us a pointless powerpoint to study for. Although, some teachers are amazing, like Mr. Lawler. He was very helpful in Pre-Alg and actually taught me something!
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The accessibility and amount of funding was really great, but the diversity and inclusion at the school leaves something to be desired. The general atmosphere of pushing young students too hard is also very damaging in the long run. No one should have to give up so much of their sanity like the schools asks of children!
Lower Merion School District is great! They prepared me for college completely and I had some of the most amazing teachers throughout elementary to high school. I moved to the area in 5th grade from Israel and did not speak a word of English. The ESL (English as a Second Language) program helped me so much and in 5 years I was already placed out of the program and was in all English speaking classes. I would definitely recommend Lower Merion School District to anyone looking for great education and a great experience.