Upper Merion High School Reviews
Rating 3.78 out of 5 320 reviews
Upper Merion Area High School is an outstanding High school with dedicated teachers, a wide, but in depth, array of courses, and a truly endless amount of opportunities where you can explore your interests. Additionally starting in 2023, Upper Merion High School will be located in a brand new building with an indoor track, an Olympic sized swimming pool, and more. With that being said, Upper Merion High School isn't exactly perfect as well. For example, there is still room for the school to add more AP's, like AP Macro Econ or AP Seminar, to the list of AP classes taught by the staff. Also, the current high school is located in is quite old, and outdated though that will change when the new school is completed. Overall, Upper Merion High School is fundamentally a great school with lots of exceptional qualities that I would highly recommend to anyone, who's considering attending it.
For a student that is graduating from home and who had both their Junior and Senior Proms taken away from them, I truly enjoyed my experience at Upper Merion Area High School. From the teachers to the custodians, all the faculty work to establish a personal connection with their students. This feeling of being a part of something is what makes Upper Merion special and even the different sports teams all come together to cheer each other on. Since I was a freshman I have made friends in students and in other teachers and I have learned so much about myself.
I had a super good experience with Upper Merion High School, they taught me a lot and expanded my knowledge in all subjects. All the teachers are very helpful and supportive and push you to be the best.
Overall, I like attending Upper Merion High School. I think the school sets their students up for success and is very invested in what their students do after they graduate.
I have been a student at Upper Merion my whole life. The high school is rather old but the staff is AMAZING. Despite having an old building, the people there bring it to life.
Great school, diverse student body, inclusive teachers and administrators. The High School does a great job making all students feel safe, welcomed, and valued. Students feel comfortable using their voices and participating in school activities.
From my personal experience, the school offers a great amount of resources for post-secondary education. The student body is very diverse. The teachers are trained to give the students the best education they can give.
Upper Merion is very diverse and has school spirit that warms the whole school. I think it prepares you pretty well for college while also giving you many resources to understand what comes with going to college. 8/10
Upper Merion high school is an amazing experience that combines fun and learning. The school building is old, but it does not compromise student experience. The teachers and the faculty are very helpful. Each student gets individual attention, with almost subjects. There are many AP subjects available including maths, science, and arts courses. The community is somewhat diverse. The school has many culture clubs that make everyone feel accepted. Apart from that, the school has an amazing music program. The teachers and the faculty in the department are very supportive. The counselors are also very supportive student's personal problems and academic advice.
I have had the best experience here! I don't regret attending here, they have really helped me become who I am and attend college. The teachers really care about their students. The sport and clubs are really great. I recommend attending here 100% :)
The teachers are amazing and you can tell they care so much not just for your education, but for you as a person. I would say the only thing this school would need to work on is cultural awareness and educating students on different cultures. As a student, I didn't feel like the school was very diverse in the club aspect. The clubs that we did have, they weren't promoted that much or even enough. During my first 2 years at UM, I didn't even know there was a Black Student Union because it wasn't promoted enough. The best thing done at UM is college readiness, our journey to college begins near the end of Sophmore year. Our counselors talked to us and prepared us for the long road ahead and I honestly don't think I would be going to college if it weren't for them.
One of the things that makes Upper Merion so spectacular is its large variety of courses that are offered. It allows students to try things out, and figure out what interests them for after highschool. The various levels of rigor helps students to find a course load that works for them, challenging ALL students to be their best.
I think Upper Merion does its best with whatever they have. I think the cafeteria food is mediocre and the building is falling apart and there is a roach issue. Overall the teachers are great except for a few but they do everything they can to ensure our experience is the best it can be.
Overall Upper Merion High School (UMHS) has a steady base upholding its overall educational structure. There are a few bolts loose, but those can be easily tightened. Overall, the senior year with the counselors and teachers have been very meaningful. All faculty in the school, whether you take their classes or know them, or not, provide each student with substantial assistance if needed. There are plenty of activities and clubs to choose from, most having to also deal with the community as well. If there's anything to get out of UMHS, it would be that the community present helps you both in and out of school, ensuring success in one's years to come.
I honestly had a great time at Upper Merion. I was lucky to get a lot of great teachers that were helpful, kind, and encouraging to me. All the counselors were very helpful as well, if I had a problem with something like my schedule or just something personal they were always there. I also just had a lot of fun. I had made a great group of friends that made highschool great, as well as sports.
Upper Merion HS is a school full of diversity and acceptance, but it does have its quirks. Many teachers are not passionate about what they are teaching, or do not enjoy teaching at all. This makes it very hard to learn from some teachers and for students to enjoy class. There is also not a big push for students to push the standards and excel further in school. It seems that staff prefers for students to just do the basics rather than push themselves. Overall, the school has its issues with staff and classes, but the staff really do care about their students, and the environment created is something I will always cherish and remember.
A very driven school, who always values their students' educations. It is their goal to get us all to college, and for that and their connections, I am grateful.