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 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2017 (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
1434
Classroom Teachers
119

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to Pennsylvania

10

(10 is best)

Better than 91.8% of PA schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

9

(10 is best)

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

Grade 11

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 88 69
Proficiency in Reading 92 73
Proficiency in Math 83 66

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 12.08
AVG FOR DISTRICT 12.14
AVG FOR STATE 14.48
AVG FOR NATION 16.50
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade 9 365 25.5%
Grade 10 372 25.9%
Grade 11 359 25.0%
Grade 12 338 23.6%
Total 1434 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 72.3% 76.1% 68.7%
Black 13.1% 8.2% 15.6%
Hispanic 3.9% 4.8% 11.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 10.7% 10.7% 4.0%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.0% 0.1% 0.3%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 10.8% 9.4% 42.9%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 9.8% 8.3% 40.2%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 1.0% 1.1% 2.7%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 62,830 12,805,537
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 2,580.7 285
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 5.4% 5.6%
5-19 YEARS OLD 20.8% 18.2%
20-44 YEARS OLD 26.2% 31.4%
45-64 YEARS OLD 27.5% 27.8%
65 OR OLDER 20.1% 17.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 24,514 5,007,442
Single Parent Households With Children 5.2% 9.6%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 97.7% 89.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 77.3% 30.1%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 42.1% 10.9%
$100,000 - $149,999 15.8% 14.0%
$75,000 - $99,999 9.0% 12.7%
$50,000 - $74,999 11.9% 18.1%
$30,000 - $49,999 9.1% 17.9%
$15,000 - $29,999 7.1% 14.9%
$15,000 or less 4.9% 11.5%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $15,898 $132,525,728 56.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,438 $11,987,168 5.1%
Staff $669 $5,576,784 2.4%
General Administration $363 $3,025,968 1.3%
School Administration $1,196 $9,969,856 4.2%
Operation $2,090 $17,422,240 7.4%
Transportation $1,480 $12,337,280 5.2%
Other $908 $7,569,088 3.2%
Total Support $8,145 $67,896,720 28.7%
Non-instructional Expenditures $4,351 $36,269,936 15.3%
Total Expenditures $28,394 $236,692,384 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $8,590 $14,751,635,620 48.9%
Support Expenditures
Student $720 $1,235,662,604 4.1%
Staff $433 $744,108,384 2.5%
General Administration $392 $672,663,093 2.2%
School Administration $655 $1,125,040,706 3.7%
Operation $1,335 $2,293,432,009 7.6%
Transportation $743 $1,276,810,887 4.2%
Other $478 $821,523,453 2.7%
Total Support $4,757 $8,169,222,694 27.1%
Non-instructional Expenditures $4,208 $7,227,042,161 24.0%
Total Expenditures $17,554 $30,147,882,209 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%