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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade B+
  3. Teachers
    grade A
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A+
  6. Health & Safety
    grade A+
  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Lower Merion High School is a top rated, public school located in Ardmore, PA. It has 1,512 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 91% in reading.

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Lower Merion High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
91%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1300
523 responses
Average ACT
30
209 responses
AP Enrollment
36%

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Living in the Area

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  2. Good for Families
    grade A+
  3. Housing
    grade A minus
Median Household Income
$96,780
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,415
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$355,400
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 23 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 52 responses
  • Basketball games and pep rallys
    27%
  • Mr. Lower Merion
    21%
  • Senior skip day
    15%
  • Players productions
    8%
  • Getting the day off after beating radnor
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • Crew Regattas
    4%

Students

Diversity
grade B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,512
Free or Reduced Lunch
12%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 26 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 26 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$118,871
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.6%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 36 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 36 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 36 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
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Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$29,146 / year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 35 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 35 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 35 responses

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