A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Address
440 Crossfield Rd
King Of Prussia, PA 19406
Telephone
(610) 205-3802
Website

Upper Merion High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
90%
Percent Proficient - Math
90%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1200
201 responses
Average ACT
27
49 responses
AP Enrollment
22%

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%
  • Homecoming Week
    7%
  • Fashion Shows - cultural and prom outfits
    7%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,137
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
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.7%
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
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$18,873/ 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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Upper Merion High School Reviews

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I was a graduate of 2013 and I enjoyed my experience in that high school. Yes there were a few fights and of course there was discrepancies between students and the faculty, but that is typical of a high school. Nothing seemed to be out of hand. Bullying did occur but not to the extent that it could have gone compared to other high schools. The faulty seemed to have a good knowledge of how to handle things and helping the students that really liked challenging themselves. i enjoyed the art department the most. Mrs. Burns is the best!
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Upper Merion is like home to me. I really loved all the people - students, teachers, and administrators. If there are students who don't love it, I just don't understand why. The classes can be tough. AP classes ask for too much time after school, on weekends, and in the SUMMER! I had to drop back to CP level in several courses but besides that I think the academic classes are great.
In terms of racial/ethnic/cultural/religious diversity, perhaps 5-stars would be a more accurate review. My school houses seemingly every religion from Islam to Buddhism, every ethnicity from Nepalese to Liberian, every race from white to Latino. Walking down a hallway, you might hear Arabic, Spanish, or Mandarin. In all honesty, ethnic groups did tend to stick together; although there were obviously exceptions, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and Dominicans generally hung out together, East Asians hung out together, African Americans hung out together. Similarly, sexual orientation was never really a problem, even though similar individuals mostly stuck together. My school is very liberal and accepting, even though it is not particularly large.