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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Upper Merion Area School District is an elite, public school district located in King of Prussia, PA. It has 3,991 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 74% in reading.
Address
435 Crossfield Rd
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Telephone
(610) 205-6400
Website

Upper Merion Area School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
74%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1200
246 responses
Average ACT
26
59 responses
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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,991
Free or Reduced Lunch
34.9%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$98,246
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$75,622,000
Expenses Per Student
$18,873/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    4%

Upper Merion Area School District Reviews

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I loved it here at Upper Merion, I hate the idea of leaving. Although this is a rather small public high school, the experience is just as good, if not better than the other public schools in this region. Every student feels welcomed, and involved in the schools nationalism. Seeing the bleachers filled with students cheering on their counterparts at any sporting events, or teachers staying after school to tutor, guide and encouraging supervised study, shows the school's quintessential character. Upper Merion Area High School reaps tons of benefits from the surrounding - commercialized surroundings- . Upper Merion, located in a 5 mile radius to the mall and other complexes, proudly partners with enumeral restaurants in its local community to benefit the intent at hand - raising money for a local family in need, Mini Thon's FTK- yields this strong sense of community. This strong sense of home.
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Upper Merion offers a wide variety of clubs, sports teams, intramurals, community outreach, and elective opportunities to every student. They build a true community out of each graduating class, making the community stronger. Some things need attention, like the age of the buildings and the quality of things like the restrooms and ceiling tiles. Some other key things they should address is the lack of care their math department seems to have about teaching, seeing as most of them have been there for 20+ years and are obviously 'over it'. There are a few other teachers like that in other areas of study as well, but the highest concentration of teachers with that mindset seems to be the math department. I love going to UM and being not just a part of the crowd, because UM is a reasonably small public school, you can really get to know lots of different people with different views and interests.
Excellent support for students in the elementary schools. Teachers in this level are quick to help their students and notify parents of any issues. The teachers also seem to treat their students as if they [the students] were like their children. The elementary schools are relatively new with the exception of Caley, which is to be rebuilt some time soon and have another elementary school opening. Overall the vibe I get from students in elementary schools are overwhelmingly positive of staff and faculty.

In the middle school setting much is to be desired. Academics are good and satisfactory. Teachers aren't as available here after school; once 3-3:30 comes around there are no teachers to be found. But generally the teachers here are okay. The building itself is relatively new and well-designed.