Lower Merion High School

Academic Rating

10 out of 10

Rank: 8th in Pennsylvania

Lower Merion HS receives a EasyCollege academic rating significantly above the average for Pennsylvania high schools based on its high test performance, high graduation rate and high AP course participation.



The Lower Merion High School student body is mostly White with a smaller Black population and has low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific10.8%146
Native American Indian0%0
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%0
Two or more races1.3%17


Upper 6% of Pennsylvania high schools

10.5% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program as compared to the Pennsylvania high school median of 31.3%. By this measure, Lower Merion HS students are largely wealthy and rank 36th in Pennsylvania for high school student family income.

Enrollment Size

Grade Students


Graduation Rate

10 out of 10

Rank: 9th in Pennsylvania

Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students99% or more*
Pennsylvania Median92%
White95% or more*
Black90% or more*
Asian Pacific90% or more*
Native American.%
Two or more racessuppressed*
Economically Disadvantaged90% or more*
Limited English Proficiency50% or more*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

Standardized Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 13th in Pennsylvania

Students at Lower Merion High School scored an average 93% of students proficient across math and reading standardized tests. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 69% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 2.9% of Pennsylvania high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls85% to 89%*90% to 94%*
Boys95% or more*95% or more*

Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islander90% or more*90% or more*
Black70% to 79%*70% to 79%*
Hispanic50% or more*50% or more*
White90% to 94%*95% or more*
With Disabilites50% to 59%*70% to 79%*
Limited Englishsuppressed*suppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Participation

8 out of 10

Rank: 107th in Pennsylvania

404 out of 675 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (60%). College admission testing participation is well above the Pennsylvania median rate of 43% and in the top 19% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

8 out of 10

Rank: 49th in Pennsylvania

Lower Merion HS offers 20 AP courses. 29 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 91% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all Pennsylvania schools of 13%. Lower Merion HS had 297 taking AP exams with a 267 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 87% percentile and well above the state median of 64 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 90% 64%
Students enrolled in an AP class 29% 13%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 14%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 20%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 23%
AP Courses Offered 20

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate16%18%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate18%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate14%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.3%4
Pennsylvania Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Pennsylvania Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0%0
Pennsylvania Median3.5%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.8%10


Lower Merion High School
315 E Montgomery Ave
Ardmore, PA

10 out of 10 1


Lower Merion School District
Ardmore, PA

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