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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Lower Merion High School is a top rated, public school located in Ardmore, PA. It has 1,476 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 81% of students are at least proficient in math and 90% in reading.

Lower Merion High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
90%
Percent Proficient - Math
81%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1290
466 responses
Average ACT
30
192 responses
AP Enrollment
36%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$89,923
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,342
National
$949
Median Home Value
$328,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
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.21 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • Basketball games and pep rallys
    30%
  • Mr. Lower Merion
    23%
  • Senior skip day
    18%
  • Getting the day off after beating radnor
    8%
  • Players productions
    8%
  • Crew Regattas
    5%
  • Band concerts
    3%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,476
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$114,801
Teachers in First/Second Year
0.9%
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$28,101/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.33 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.33 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.33 responses
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I transfered to Lower Merion High School as a Sophmore. Lower Merion made my transition smooth as they provided my family and I with insight on the school routine, a personal tour, and placement testing to ensure I would be placed in the right classes. I deal with severe anxiety and depression, their mental health department and guidance office is easily assessable. However, Lower Merion lacks in the field of college readiness, but I think for any High School it is hard to gauge how ready a student can and will be for college as 11th to 12th grade is an ever-changing and confusing time for any student. But overall, Lower Merion has provided resources to help me excel as not only a student but as a person. I have had so many amazing teachers who have helped me through every step of the way even if that was staying with me during Lunch & Learn, or giving me extra help, responding to my emails quickly, to even just talking to me one on one.
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The school is pretty good. I have been at Lower Merion for over a year now and it's pretty good I like the school and the teachers. I also did some summer classes so now I can get ahead of the work and have a more free schedule for my Senior year more space for electives, getting a job, internships, or other things I want to do so that I can be more prepared for college and the future. They provide us with computers which is cool. I am apart of their performing arts organization called Players we do everything for the shows we put on. Like choosing the show, casting, directing, choreographing the dances, teaching each other songs, building the sets, setting up the lights sounds and mics, making the costumes, and getting the funds we need by working with local businesses asking them to donate or by ad space in our playbill. I also am apart of the crew team it does mean early morning but it is definitely worth it. Crew is one of the best sports that this school offers.
Lower Merion high school prepares students well for college. They always encourage us to complete scholarships, and they host events where colleges from around the world come here to talk to us about any questions or concerns we might have as we enter into adulthood. Lower Merion School District is known for their caring teachers and quality education.