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Overall Niche Grade
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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
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Upper Merion High School is a top rated, public school located in King of Prussia, PA. It has 1,172 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 80% of students are at least proficient in math and 79% in reading.
Address
440 Crossfield Rd
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Telephone
(610) 205-3802
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Upper Merion High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
79%
Percent Proficient - Math
80%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1210
301 responses
Average ACT
27
78 responses
AP Enrollment
22%
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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-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$84,865
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,337
National
$949
Median Home Value
$303,300
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
96%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
78%
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 89 responses
Report
  • Diversity Day: sharing cultural food and tradition
    19%
  • Mini-THON
    18%
  • Physics Fun Day - amusement park for Physics!
    16%
  • Pep Ralley
    13%
  • Prom!
    12%
  • Fashion Shows - cultural and prom outfits
    7%
  • Homecoming Week
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,172
Free or Reduced Lunch
32%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$98,667
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.7%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.42 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.42 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.42 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$20,188/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.41 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.41 responses
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The school is overall pretty good. Every student gets a laptop, and the learning environment is ok. I think we get too much homework, but that's how it is for most schools in America. The teachers are all pretty nice and understanding, although there are of course some unpopular teachers. We're fairly diverse, and there's not a lot of bullying or anything like that. The quality of our sports vary across the board, but generally they're pretty good. We have spirit day and such, but they aren't very big. Our library is very good, although the building is a little rough. The good news is, they're building a new building soon!
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Upper Merion Area High School has a lot of diversity and many clubs that allow for students to find others with similar interests and befriend them, providing a more welcoming environment. They have an event twice a school year called Challenge Day, that is meant to break the proverbial ice between everyone and share that no matter what is happening in our lives, we are all dealing with stressful experiences in one way or another and should try to be there for one another. Although this is an amazing event, I believe that Upper Merion is just like every other high school with nothing too special. I really do hope that this new building that's meant to come in years to come, happens sooner than later because walking the halls that have been there for decades with little to no change, while holding an apple mac book is an interesting experience.
Upper Merion High School can't be judged on appearance. The building is decades on decades old, with the occasional cockroach in the bathroom. Nevertheless, this building became my home with the inspiring faculty and diversity of students. The rarity of cliques brought the student body in close, comforting quarters. The four minute breaks between classes didn't feel long enough, as I'd say hi to every friendly face I came across. It definitely took some getting used to the conditions of the building, but the values and people within definitely made my high school experience forever cherished.