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Lower Merion School District


Points of Pride

  • Member of the 2013 HHS Science Olympiad Team accepts state title trophy. LMSD was Pennsylvania's first and one of only 14 school districts nationwide in the inaugural class of inductees to receive the U.S. Department of Education's prestigious Green Ribbon Schools District Sustainability Award, selected for its exemplary efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, promote better health, and ensure effective environmental education.
  • LMSD has been named one of the 2015-16 "Best Communities for Music Education" by the NAMM Foundation honoring schools for exceptional efforts to maintain music education as part of the core curriculum and for the breadth and quality of the musical program. This is the sixth consecutive year LMSD has earned this distinction.
  • LMSD was named to the College Board's 7th Annual AP Honor Roll - a distinction awarded to districts that have opened the AP classroom doors to a significantly broader pool of applicants while improving the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher. Last year, more than 86% of students at Harriton and Lower Merion scored either a 3, 4, or 5 on AP exams.
  • LMSD was named one of America's 100 Best Communities for Young People by America's Promise Alliance for exemplary initiatives to help young people achieve success, highlighting "the community's dedication to supporting the social and emotional needs of its youth."
  • LMSD was featured in a Philadelphia Magazine report on the area's "Best Places to Raise Kids," highlighting the communities of Narberth and Wynnewood as magnets for young families due to their access to great public schools.
  • LMSD was the only district with two of the region's five "best public high schools" for college and career prep in a report by Philadelphia Business Journal.
  • Harriton Science Olympiad won its 18th state title in 19 years at the 2016 State Competition.
  • During the past seven years, 445 LMSD seniors - representing an average of nearly 12% of each graduating class - have been recognized through the National Merit Scholarship Program.
  • U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Lower Merion and Harriton high schools among the best at both the state and national levels.
  • LMSD Technology Student Associations (TSA) delegations excelled at the 2016 State Conference compiling more than 100 top-ten finishes including 10 state championships.
  • The LMHS BuildOn club participated in their fourth consecutive year-long service project raising more than $90,000 to construct a school during a life-changing service trip in Malawi, Africa.
  • The District launched a social entrepreneurship incubator for high school students providing a space, resources, and mentorship with alumni and local businesses to help students create socially responsible business ventures.
  • All ten LMSD schools have been named "No Place for Hate" schools by the Anti-Defamation League, an initiative aimed at creating and sustaining inclusive school environments.
  • LMSD bus drivers captured first place in the 2016 Montgomery-Bucks School Bus Safety Competition.
  • LMSD seniors once again earned admission to the finest colleges and universities in the nation, including all Ivy League universities and all of US News' top ten liberal arts colleges and national universities.
  • A total of 135 LMSD student works placed at the PSEA Art Show in the past five years, the most from any district in Pennsylvania.
  • LMSD's Foreign Language in the Elementary School (FLES) program earned the Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association's Merit Award, recognized for its outstanding contributions to world language, cultural awareness and innovation in FLES.
  • National, state, regional and district excellence in basketball, tennis, soccer, track & field, lacrosse, crew, cross country and wrestling.