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School Profile 2023-2024

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HARRITON HIGH SCHOOL

Lower Merion School District
Nationally recognized for excellence in education

600 North Ithan Avenue, Rosemont, PA 19010
Phone: (610) 658-3950 Fax: (610) 520-3917 CEEB/ACT Code: 394290

Administration

Richard Marta

Supervisor of K-12 Counseling, Testing & Holistic Supports

Mr. Scott Weinstein

Principal

Dr. Stephanie Graziosi-Hibbs

Assistant Principal

Mrs. Lauren Marcuson

Assistant Principal

Stuart Warshawer

Assistant Principal

Shawn Albert

Athletic Director

Leslie Burke

Counseling Secretary

Mary Wosczyna

Registrar

Counselors

Allison Bowman

School Counselor

Danielle London

School Counselor

Michael Mallozzi

School Counselor

Barbara Serratore

School Counselor

Genevieve Waldman

Counselor

Koreem Bell

College and Career Access Counselor

Lower Merion School District serves the 62,000 residents of Lower Merion Township and Narberth Borough, a diverse, suburban community located just west of Philadelphia. The ethnic/racial composition of the school district is: 65% White/Caucasian, 8% Black/African-American, 11% Asian Pacific Islander, 6% Hispanic, and 10% Multi-Racial.

General Information

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1228
  • Graduating Class: 347
  • Type of School: Public
  • Full time Faculty: 132
  • Teacher to Student Ratio: 1:10
  • Length of Semester: 18 weeks
  • Class Periods: 55 minutes

While students are encouraged to grow academically, we counsel
students to balance their course load with all their obligations
outside and beyond the classroom.

Advanced Placement Courses

  • Art: 2D and 3D
  • Biology
  • Calculus: AB and BC
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science: Computer Science A, Computer Science Principles
  • Economics: Macro, Micro
  • English: Language and Composition; Literature and Composition
  • Environmental Science
  • French Language
  • Human Geography
  • Latin
  • Music Theory
  • Physics 1
  • Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism; Mechanics
  • Psychology
  • Spanish Language
  • United States Government/Politics
  • Statistics
  • United States History

Courses are designated on the student’s transcript with AP.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

IB students are required to engage in the full Diploma Program by taking six IB courses in a variety of disciplines and the Theory of Knowledge course, writing an extended essay of 4,000 words of original research, and fulfilling the CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) requirement. Students who opt not to pursue the full diploma may take courses from our suite of IB elective options. Courses include: English, Spanish, French, Latin, History of the Americas, Psychology, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics: applications and interpretation (with Introductory Calculus), Mathematics: analysis and approaches (with Calculus), Music, Visual Arts, Theater, Theory of Knowledge, Philosophy, Business Management, Film, and Chinese ab initio.

All IB courses are designated on the student’s transcript IB.

Honors Courses

Art: Advanced Ceramics 3/4/5, Metal Arts 3/4/5, Advanced Film Photography 3/4/5, Art 1/2/3, Communication Design 3/4/5, 9th grade Art

English: 1/2; Creative Writing, Film and Literature, Journalism, Modern and Contemporary Literature, Reading and Writing Non-Fiction, Heroes and Monsters: Classic British Literature, Sports in Literature and Nonfiction, Voices in African-American Literature

Mathematics: Integrated Math 2/3, Advanced Topics in Linear Algebra and Discrete Mathematics, Computer Science 1/2, Computer Science Seminar, Pre-Calculus, Mathematics Seminar, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Cybersecurity

Music: Concert Band, Concert Choir, Symphony Orchestra, Music Major

Science, Technology, and Engineering: Architectural Design, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Aided Drafting and Design, Foundations of Engineering and Design, Advanced Engineering & Design I, Genetics, Geology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Innovation & Invention - Robotics, Landscape Architecture/Horticulture, Meteorology, Physics, Oceanography, Organic Chemistry

Social Studies: Economics, Global Citizenship, Global Studies I , Global Studies II, Philosophy and Modern Culture, Black Excellence: The Politics, Economics, and Culture of an American People, Philosophy and Moder Culture, Psychology, U.S. Government, U.S. History

World Languages: French 1/2/3/4, Japanese 1/2, Latin 1/2/3/4, Spanish 1/2/3/4, Advanced French Culture & Conversation, Advanced French Literature and the Arts, Advanced French Global Competence, Advanced Latin Literature, Advanced Global Competence in Spanish, Advanced Spanish Culture & Conversation, Advanced Spanish Literature & Arts

All courses designated on the transcript by the word Honors or the letter H are accelerated and enriched.

Class Rank

No class rank is recorded on a student’s transcript.

Any institution may request in writing from the School Counseling
Department the class rank of any student if class rank is required for
admission to that school or needed for any scholarship program. The
class rank reported is weighted and includes only major academic
subject courses completed in grades 9-11.

Grading System

  • A+ = 97-100
  • A = 93-96
  • A- = 90-92
  • B+ = 87-89
  • B = 83-86
  • B- = 80-82
  • C+ = 77-79
  • C = 73-76
  • C- = 70-72
  • D+ = 67-69
  • D = 63-66
  • D- = 60-62
  • F = <60
  • Floor = 50
  • I = Incomplete
  • M = Medical Excuse
  • WP = Withdrew Passing
  • WF = Withdrew Failing
  • P = Passing in Pass/Fail
  • F = Failing in Pass/Fail
  • AU = Audit (no credit)
  • NG = No Grade (no credit)

Minimum Graduation Requirements for Class of 2023

4.00 credits of English
(1 credit each year)

4.00 credits of Social Studies
(Global Studies I, Global Studies II, United States History, and United States Government)

3.00 credits of Mathematics

3.00 credits of Science

2.00 credits of Arts and Humanities

0.50 credit of Health

1.00 credit of Physical Education (all four years)

3.50 credits of Electives

A total of 21 credits are required, and completion of a Senior Project is mandatory

Calculation of Grade Point Average

Grade point average (GPA) is calculated at the end of each school year using only final grades in the five major academic areas: English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and World Languages. Honors, AP, and IB level courses are calculated on a weighted 5.0 scale and College Prep courses are calculated on a 4.0 scale. The GPA is reported on a weighted 5.0 scale.

Advanced Placement Exams (2023)

Total Candidates: 394

Total Exams:  824

Grades of 5: 224

Grades of 4:  262

Grades of 3: 187

86% of all AP exam scores were 3, 4, or 5
All scores: total exam score average of 3.78

IB Exam Scores (2023)

125 students took a total of 459 IB subject tests. Tests are scored on a 1-7 scale. 85% of Harriton students scored between 4-7 with the average score being a 4.68.

National Merit, National Achievement Scholarship Program and National Hispanic Recognition Program (2023)

Finalists: 18

Semifinalists: 26

Commended: 18

On average more than 11% of each graduating class is recognized by the National Merit Program.

Gwynedd Mercy University dual Enrollment

Juniors and Seniors have the opportunity to earn college credit through the dual enrollment program. College credit is offered in Introduction to Marketing Management (3 credits), Introduction to Business Seminar (2 credits), Accounting (3 credits), and Principles of Management (3 credits).

Continuing Education

91% of the class of 2023 enrolled in 4-year colleges, 5% enrolled in 2-year colleges, 3% are participating in a gap year, and 1% are employed full-time.

A Sampling of Colleges Attended by Harriton students (2023)

Boston College, Boston University, Bucknell University, California Institute of Technology, Cabrini University, Carnegie Mellon University, College of Charleston, Colorado College, Cornell University, Denison University, Dickinson College, Drexel University, Elon University, Fairfield University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Indiana University - Bloomington, James Madison University, Lehigh University, Loyola University (MD), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Michigan State University, Middlebury College, Millersville University, Montgomery County Community College, New York University, Northeastern University, The Ohio State University, Pace University - Westchester, Penn State University, Princeton University, Purdue University, Roanoke College, Saint Joseph's University, Sarah Lawrence College, Stony Brook University, Syracuse University, Temple University,Tulane University, University of Arizona, University of Colorado - Boulder, University of Florida, University of Maryland, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, University of South Carolina, University of Toronto, University of Utah, University of Vermont, University of Virginia, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Outside of the U.S.: Audencia Business School – France, Erasmus University Rotterdam, ESCP Europe Business School – London, Leiden University College The Hague, McGill University, Temple – Japan, Trinity College Dublin, Universiteit Maastricht – Netherlands, University of York

ACT Summary (2023)

Test Middle 50% Mean
English 28-34 31.5
Math 31-34 31.5
Reading 29-32 32.4
Science 29-33 31.6
STEM 0 25.5
Composite 30-33 31.5

 

SAT Summary (2023)

Testing Area Middle 50% Mean
Evidence Based Reading & Writing 600-630 628
Mathematics 550-630 622
Total 1150-1260 1250

 

Recent Awards and Accomplishments

For the 18th consecutive year, Harriton High School has earned the No Place for Hate designation from the Anti-Defamation League for their commitment to celebrating diversity, championing inclusion, and challenging bias and bullying at all levels.

Two Harriton musicians (Jeremy Green and Hannah Chen) were selected for the PMEA (PA Music Educators Association) All-State Wind Ensemble and Concert Band. And Pietro Fosco Romussi, cello, was selected for All- State Orchestra. All three represented Harriton at the PMEA All-State Festival.

For the 13th consecutive year, LMSD earned a "Best Communities in Music Education" designation from the NAMM Foundation for providing outstanding music access and education to all students.

Harriton finished with an impressive 19 top-three finishes overall, including eight individual gold medals, and earned at least one accolade in all 23 events en route to winning the 2023 Pennsylvania Science Olympiad State Championship. They ended the season at Nationals, placing 5th in the nation.

Harriton violinist Lauren Yoon was one of only nine finalists from around the world selected for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra's Young Artists competition.

Harriton senior Elizabeth Lee, was one of ten Pennsylvania students to receive a $40,000 Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship along with a paid internship opportunity.

Seven LMSD students were named winners of the Philadelphia Young Playwrights competition, including Harriton student Isabella Lazarus, who finished in first place.

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