School Profile 2021-2022
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
Khalid N. Mumin
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: 66% White/Caucasian, 8% Black/African-American, 12% Asian Pacific Islander, 5% Hispanic, and 9% Multi-Racial.
- Grades: 9-12
- Enrollment: 1304
- Graduating Class: 298
- Type of School: Public
- Full time Faculty: 127
- 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.
- Art: 2D and 3D
- Calculus: AB and BC
- Computer Science A, Principles
- Economics: Macro, Micro
- English: Language and Composition; Literature and Composition
- Environmental Science
- French Language
- Human Geography
- Music Theory
- Physics 1
- Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism; Mechanics
- Spanish Language
- United States History
- United States Government/Politics
Courses are designated on the student’s transcript with AP.
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.
Art: Advanced Ceramics and Metal Arts 3/4/5, Advanced Film Photography 3/4/5, Art 1/2/3, Communication Design 3/4/5, 9th grade Art
English: 1/2/3; Creative Writing, Film and Literature, Journalism, Modern and Contemporary Literature, Reading and Writing Non-Fiction, Theater Arts: Drama Survey and Appreciation, Sports in Literature and Nonfiction , Voices in African-American Literature and Non-Fiction
Mathematics: Integrated Math 2/3, Advanced Topics in Linear Algebra and Discrete Mathematics, Computer Science 1/2, Computer Science Seminar, Geometry, Integrated Math 1/2/3, Pre-calculus, Senior Seminar, Visual Programming, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (H), Cyber Security (H)
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 (Beg/Adv), Genetics, Geology, Human Anatomy/Physiology, Innovation and Invention Robotics, Landscape Architecture/Horticulture, Meteorology, Physics, Oceanography, Organic Chemistry
Social Studies: Economics, Global Studies I , Global Studies II, Global Citizenship, Philosophy and Modern Culture, Black Excellence: The Politics, Economics, and Culture of an American People, Psychology, U.S. Government, U.S. History
World Languages: French 1/2/3/4/5/6 (for Global Competence), Japanese 1/2, Latin 1/2/3/4/6 (for Global Competence)Spanish 1 (Spanish Speaker), 2/3/4/5/6 (for Global Competence)
All courses designated on the transcript by the word Honors or the letter H are accelerated and enriched.
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.
- 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)
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
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.
Total Candidates: 345
Total Exams: 742
Grades of 5: 210
Grades of 4: 172
Grades of 3: 186
76% of all AP exam scores were 3, 4, or 5
All scores: total exam score average of 3.48
110 students took a total of 377 IB subject tests. Tests are scored on a 1-7 scale. 91% of Harriton students scored between 4-7 with the average score being a 4.81.
On average more than 11% of each graduating class is recognized by the National Merit Program.
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).
88% of the class of 2021 enrolled in 4-year colleges, 5% in 2-year colleges, and 1% join the military, and the remaining 6% participate in a gap year, or are employed full-time.
Bates College, Boston College, Brandeis University, Bryn Mawr College, Bucknell University, Carleton College, Carnegie Mellon University, College of William and Mary, Columbia University, Drexel University, Duke University, George Washington Univer-sity, Georgia Institute of Technology, Gettysburg College, Grinnell College, Harvard University, Indiana University, Bloomington, Northwestern University, Occidental College, Penn State Uni-versity, Pennsylvania College of Technology, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Smith College, Temple University, Texas A&M University, The University of Vermont, Tulane University, University of California, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Santa Cruz, University of Colorado, Boulder, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, University of Southern California, University of Virginia, University of Wiscon-sin, Vanderbilt University, Villanova University
Students are also attending universities outside the United States including; McGill University, University of East London, Univer-sity of British Columbia, University of Toronto
|Testing Area||Middle 50%||Mean|
|Evidence Based Reading & Writing||590-700||642|
Three Harriton High School artists were among the 1% of students to earn national recognition in the 2021 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. At the Regional level, Harriton students won 40 awards across a wide range of categories, including six Gold Keys, 13 Silver Keys and 21 Honorable Mentions.
Five Harriton High School students were chosen from among 1400 business students across Pennsylvania to compete in the DECA International Competition and one student, finished in the international Top Ten. DECA is an organization for Emerging Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs, in which more than 20,000 students from 22 countries compete.
Harriton High School sophomore Anna Welsh donated $11,000 from “Little Bags by Anna” to Tree House Books to stock the organization’s mobile library and support childhood literacy in Philadelphia.
To support students during virtual instruction, more than 100 students from Lower Merion and Harriton high schools set up a free tutoring service, scheduling and providing hundreds of hours of supplemental instruction, homework support, friendship and mentoring for more than 60 younger students from throughout the District.
LMSD earned a Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. The BCME distinction is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. This is the eleventh consecutive year the District has earned this prestigious accolade.
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