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 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • 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
1512
Classroom Teachers
122

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to Pennsylvania

10

(10 is best)

Better than 91.1% 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

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 87 68
Proficiency in Reading 91 72
Proficiency in Math 82 64

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 12.40
AVG FOR DISTRICT 12.23
AVG FOR STATE 14.41
AVG FOR NATION 16.03
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade 9 378 25.0%
Grade 10 386 25.5%
Grade 11 371 24.5%
Grade 12 377 24.9%
Total 1512 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 70.7% 74.3% 67.2%
Black 13.1% 8.4% 15.6%
Hispanic 4.8% 5.7% 12.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 11.5% 11.4% 4.3%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.0% 0.1% 0.3%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 11.5% 9.7% 50.6%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 10.2% 8.6% 47.8%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 1.3% 1.1% 2.8%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 63,085 12,801,989
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 2,591.2 285
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 5.4% 5.5%
5-19 YEARS OLD 20.8% 18.1%
20-44 YEARS OLD 25.9% 31.3%
45-64 YEARS OLD 27.0% 27.6%
65 OR OLDER 20.9% 17.4%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 24,765 5,023,142
Single Parent Households With Children 5.3% 9.7%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 97.9% 90.2%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 78.1% 30.8%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 44.0% 11.9%
$100,000 - $149,999 14.9% 14.7%
$75,000 - $99,999 8.5% 12.9%
$50,000 - $74,999 11.5% 17.9%
$30,000 - $49,999 9.5% 17.4%
$15,000 - $29,999 6.5% 14.4%
$15,000 or less 5.0% 10.8%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $16,810 $140,413,930 57.4%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,562 $13,047,386 5.3%
Staff $781 $6,523,693 2.7%
General Administration $355 $2,965,315 1.2%
School Administration $1,232 $10,290,896 4.2%
Operation $2,503 $20,907,559 8.6%
Transportation $1,393 $11,635,729 4.8%
Other $949 $7,926,997 3.2%
Total Support $8,775 $73,297,575 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,680 $30,739,040 12.6%
Total Expenditures $29,265 $244,450,545 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $8,896 $15,296,383,825 47.9%
Support Expenditures
Student $754 $1,296,381,368 4.1%
Staff $485 $834,788,761 2.6%
General Administration $407 $700,593,099 2.2%
School Administration $679 $1,166,961,546 3.7%
Operation $1,379 $2,370,760,450 7.4%
Transportation $658 $1,131,007,639 3.5%
Other $502 $863,081,015 2.7%
Total Support $4,864 $8,363,493,792 26.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $4,815 $8,279,612,322 25.9%
Total Expenditures $18,575 $31,939,427,199 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,838 $346,122,956,267 50.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $679 $34,352,975,349 5.0%
Staff $546 $27,656,793,506 4.0%
General Administration $224 $11,359,077,651 1.7%
School Administration $657 $33,237,901,128 4.9%
Operation $1,054 $53,333,273,914 7.8%
Transportation $473 $23,948,272,674 3.5%
Other $420 $21,254,923,139 3.1%
Total Support $4,053 $205,142,872,671 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,612 $132,190,575,207 19.3%
Total Expenditures $13,503 $683,455,649,655 100.0%