Lower Merion High School

Serves grades 9 - 12

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year [note on school closures TBD].
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
315 E Montgomery Ave
Ardmore, PA 19003
Phone
(610) 645-1810
District
LOWER MERION SD
County
MONTGOMERY COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
1532
Classroom Teachers
129

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to Pennsylvania

10

(10 is best)

Better than 96.5% of PA schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

10

(10 is best)

Lower Merion High School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 10

100 80 60 40 20 0
91%
66%
95%
71%
87%
62%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

17.5 15 12.5 10 7.5 5 2.5 0
12
12
14
16
    AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL
    AVG FOR DISTRICT
    AVG FOR STATE
    AVG FOR NATION
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade 9 396 25.8%
Grade 10 380 24.8%
Grade 11 388 25.3%
Grade 12 368 24.0%
Total 1532 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 70.6% 73.5% 66.6%
Black 12.8% 8.6% 15.5%
Hispanic 4.7% 5.9% 13.2%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 11.9% 11.9% 4.4%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.0% 0.1% 0.3%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 14.0% 12.1% 45.5%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 12.5% 10.9% 43.0%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 1.5% 1.2% 2.4%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 63,382 12,801,989
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 2,603.4 285
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 5.4% 5.5%
5-19 YEARS OLD 20.8% 18.0%
20-44 YEARS OLD 25.4% 31.3%
45-64 YEARS OLD 27.0% 27.3%
65 OR OLDER 21.3% 17.8%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 25,066 5,053,106
Single Parent Households With Children 5.2% 9.7%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 98.2% 90.5%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 78.6% 31.4%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 45.3% 13.0%
$100,000 - $149,999 15.8% 15.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 7.9% 13.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 10.9% 17.6%
$30,000 - $49,999 8.8% 17.0%
$15,000 - $29,999 6.5% 13.8%
$15,000 or less 4.9% 10.3%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $16,439 $140,864,000 58.2%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,504 $12,886,000 5.3%
Staff $737 $6,316,000 2.6%
General Administration $382 $3,272,000 1.4%
School Administration $1,269 $10,876,000 4.5%
Operation $2,696 $23,098,000 9.5%
Transportation $1,304 $11,171,000 4.6%
Other $959 $8,216,000 3.4%
Total Support $8,850 $75,835,000 31.3%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,966 $25,415,000 10.5%
Total Expenditures $28,255 $242,114,000 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $9,346 $16,077,487,000 48.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $803 $1,381,005,000 4.2%
Staff $512 $881,127,000 2.7%
General Administration $418 $719,532,000 2.2%
School Administration $711 $1,222,378,000 3.7%
Operation $1,450 $2,494,170,000 7.5%
Transportation $686 $1,180,197,000 3.6%
Other $534 $919,352,000 2.8%
Total Support $5,114 $8,797,761,000 26.6%
Non-instructional Expenditures $4,756 $8,181,559,000 24.7%
Total Expenditures $19,217 $33,056,807,000 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,069 $358,201,987,000 50.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $716 $36,303,849,544 5.1%
Staff $569 $28,839,133,000 4.1%
General Administration $233 $11,807,269,000 1.7%
School Administration $680 $34,450,660,000 4.8%
Operation $1,094 $55,418,509,000 7.8%
Transportation $494 $25,019,268,456 3.5%
Other $430 $21,796,799,000 3.1%
Total Support $4,216 $213,635,488,000 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,767 $140,198,177,000 19.7%
Total Expenditures $14,052 $712,035,652,000 100.0%