Lower Merion High School



Lower Merion High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Lower Merion High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 368
10 360
11 337
12 375

Lower Merion High School is a public high school of the Lower Merion School District located in Ardmore, PA. It has 1,440 students in grades 9th through 12th. Lower Merion High School is the 104th largest public high school in Pennsylvania and the 3,595th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 12.2 to 1.

Total Students: 1,440
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 12.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 118.1

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Lower Merion High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 724
(50%)
1,331
(50%)
 Male 716
(50%)
1,331
(50%)

Lower Merion High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 1,022
(71%)
2,001
(75%)
 Black 174
(12%)
263
(10%)
 Asian 156
(11%)
250
(9%)
 Hispanic 59
(4%)
94
(4%)
 Two or More 29
(2%)
53
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
1
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Lower Merion High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 1,239
(86%)
2,309
(87%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 179
(12%)
307
(12%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 22
(2%)
46
(2%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Lower Merion High School is ranked 472nd out of 719 ranked schools in Pennsylvania, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Lower Merion High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (14.0%) is significantly lower than the state average of 45.1%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Lower Merion High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1584
2006 1629
2007 1542
2008 1466
2009 1396
2010 1323
2011 1259
2012 1283
2013 1293
2014 1350
2015 1440

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 13.8
2006 13.5
2007 11.8
2008 11
2009 10.9
2010 10.8
2011 10.7
2012 11
2013 11.1
2014 11.5
2015 12.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.061237373737374
2006 0.05402087170043
2007 0.071335927367056
2008 0.081855388813097
2009 0.074498567335244
2010 0.072562358276644
2011 0.1032565528197
2012 0.10132501948558
2013 0.096674400618716
2014 0.12888888888889
2015 0.13958333333333

Compare Lower Merion High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,220.0% 12.2:1
 
1,398.6% 14.0:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 14.0%
 
State Average 45.1%
 
National Average 48.3%
 

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Public 09 - 12 1,440 12.2:1  
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