One of the main draws of the Montgomery County part of Ardmore (northeast of County Line Road, which divides Montgomery and Delaware Counties) is always Lower Merion School District. For years, it’s been one of the best districts in the region, and October’s issue of Philadelphia Magazine calls it one again. The cover story of the issue is “Best High Schools,” and it ranks the top 100 public schools in the Philadelphia region. Lower Merion is ranked #2, just behind Masterson in Philadelphia.
Here are the key stats for Lower Merion High School, according to the article:
- Number of Students: 1,259
- Percentage of Students that Go to College: 93%
- Student to Faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
- Instructional Spending Per Student: $16,661
Some other interesting numbers to share. Lower Merion High School is the top performing high school in Montgomery County, its teachers have an average of 16.4 years of teaching experience, making them third overall, and its students have the third highest combined SAT scores at 1748.
If you live in the Delaware County part of town, like me, your district is Haverford. Haverford ranks #60 on the list, with 70% of kids going onto college and a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1.
Great information for current residents and people considering a move here. Interesting stuff!