Lower Merion High School is an elite, public school located in Ardmore, PA. It has 1,350 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 94% in reading.
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 36 responsesReport
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.31 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.31 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.31 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 responses
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Lower Merion High School Reviews
Lower Merion High School is truly an incredible school. The school offers state of the art facilities along with world class teachers, athletics, and cultural opportunities. Whether someone is athletic, musical, or tech oriented, this school offers a club or class for any type of student. This competitive school prepares every student for a higher educational institution and provides them with an incredible education unmatched by any other school in the state.
Lower Merion High School is such a great school. The academics are challenging, but still enjoyable and teachers are always ready to help, even if you don't have them for a teacher. It's so easy to make friends here, and after school there is always activities going on such as sports, plays, club meetings, etc. There is also shops and restaurants very close to the school and public transportation is close as well, so it's really just an all around great school.
The education is pretty exceptional, though there is a ton of academic pressure. Some of the administrators are rude, and others don't make an effort to get to know every student, only ones they find worthy of their time. The food is ok. The kids are mostly stuck-up, rude and entitled and tend to freak out way too much over their grades. Some of the teachers are great, some of the teachers couldn't care less whether you died tomorrow. Socially, kids are very cliquey and it can be hard to find a clique to attempt to fit into for four years without joining some clubs. The clubs are generally well funded- but not the art ones of course since nearly the whole school takes the arts for granted -but all are cliquey and many big ones can be obnoxious. For example, BuildOn is a club in which kids compete over who can be the most charitable and humble. Overall, most people I know don't like the school for whatever reason, and a cloud of anxiety and depression seems to clog the halls.