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Harriton High School


Highlights & Achievements

  • U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Harriton High School among the best at both the state and national levels.
  • Harriton is a two-time recipient of the Department of Education's Blue Ribbon School Award and consistently ranks among the nation's finest in Newsweek and US News ratings.
  • Business Insider named Lower Merion School District among the top ten public school districts in the nation in 2017.
  • The College Board named LMSD to the 7th Annual AP District Honor Roll - a distinction awarded to districts that have opened the AP classroom doors to a significantly broader pool of students while improving the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher. Last year, 85% of students taking AP exams at Harriton scored either a 3, 4, or 5.
  • Harriton students annually rank among the highest-scoring students on the SATs in Pennsylvania.
  • Named one of the region's five best high schools for college and career prep by Philadelphia Business Journal.
  • For the 23rd consecutive year, Harriton Science Olympiad placed in the top ten in the national competition, finishing second in the U.S. in 2017.
  • Harriton's Technology Student Association (TSA) recorded a stellar 2016-17 campaign capturing both the state and regional championships.
  • One of only 717 high schools in the United States to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program.
  • 85% of IB students since 2003 have earned an IB Diploma. The international average is approximately 80% while the US average is approximately 70% for diploma completion
  • The Harriton buildOn club recently raised more than $65,000 to construct a school in the rural and impoverished of Astruc, Haiti.
  • The Harriton/Penn State dual enrollment program enables students to earn Penn State credits while attending high school and features a business education focus.
  • Harriton/LMSD has been named one of the 2016-17 "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 - marking the sixth consecutive year LMSD has earned this distinction.
  • The 10th annual Mr. Harriton competition raised more than $30,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and other charities.
  • Harriton’s third annual Mini-THON raised more than $50,000 for childhood cancer research.
  • For the past 21 years, the Harriton school community has organized an annual Day of Service. More than 1300 student and staff volunteers visit sites throughout the Delaware Valley in May to lend a helping hand to those in need.
  • LEED Gold certified school opened featuring state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories, an 850-seat professional grade theater, lecture hall with tiered seating, high performance athletic facilities, multi-purpose black box theater, greenhouse, television studio, library, multi-media production facilities, music technology laboratory, full-service cafeteria with indoor/outdoor seating, playing fields and all-weather turf stadium and track and wetlands.
  • District and state athletic excellence in tennis, basketball, baseball and lacrosse.