School Profile 2022-2023
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
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.
- Grades: 9-12
- Enrollment: 1304
- Graduating Class: 355
- Type of School: Public
- Full time Faculty: 138
- 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
- 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.
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.
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, Mathematics 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, Advanced Engineering & Design I, 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 1/2 (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)
Minimum Graduation Requirements for Class of 2022
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 (2022)
Total Candidates: 327
Total Exams: 696
Grades of 5: 208
Grades of 4: 192
Grades of 3: 166
81% of all AP exam scores were 3, 4, or 5
All scores: total exam score average of 3.64
IB Exam Scores (2022)
93 students took a total of 273 IB subject tests. Tests are scored on a 1-7 scale. 87% of Harriton students scored between 4-7 with the average score being a 4.93.
National Merit, National Achievement Scholarship Program and National Hispanic Recognition Program (2022)
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).
92% of the class of 2022 enrolled in 4-year colleges, 5% in 2-year colleges, and 1% join the military, and the remaining 2% participate in a gap year, or are employed full-time.
A Sampling of Colleges Attended by Harriton students (2022)
Albright University, Allegheny College, Amherst College, Arcadia University, Boston College, Boston Conservatory-Berklee, Brandeis University, Brown University, California Institute of Technology, Carroll College, Case Western Reserve, Colorado School of Mines, Dickinson College, Elon University, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Fairfield University, Georgetown University, Gettysburg College, Guilford College, Harvard University, Haverford College, Hobart and William Smith College, Hofstra University, Howard University, Johnson & Wales University, Kenyon College, Lafayette College, Lebanon Valley College, Long Island University, Loyola University – Maryland, Marion Military Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Monmouth University, Mount Holyoke College, Muhlenberg College, Northeastern University, Oberlin College, Penn State University, Pratt Institute, Princeton University, Providence College, Rice University, Rowan College, Savannah College of Art and Design, School of Visual Arts, Skidmore College, Swarthmore College, Syracuse University, Temple University, Texas Christian University, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, The Fashion Institute of Technology, Tufts University, Tulane University, University of California, San Diego, University of Dayton, University of Delaware, University of Massachusetts – Amherst, University of Pennsylvania, University of Tampa, University of the Sciences, University of Utah, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Washington University in St. Louis, Wellesley College, Wesleyan University, Whittier College, Yale University
Outside of the U.S. - ESCP Business School in London, ESCP Business School in Paris, Trinity College/Columbia University, Universita Bocconi, University of British Columbia
ACT Summary (2022)
SAT Summary (2022)
|Testing Area||Middle 50%||Mean|
|Evidence Based Reading & Writing||590-700||636|
Recent Awards and Accomplishments
For the 12th consecutive year, LMSD earned a Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.
Harriton High School Latin teacher Veronica Vladimirova-Cambria, won a prestigious Citadel Heart of Learning Award.
Two HHS musicians, violinist Hannah Gao and flautist Clara Zhu, were named to the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) 2021-22 All-State Orchestra.
Several Harriton student artists and authors received medals in the 2022 Scholastic Art and Writing Award competition. Artists Clara Zhu and Marlena Marg Bracken won gold medals, with Marg Bracken also winning the American Visions Medal. Artist Julia Hoeffner and author Alana Levy won silver medals.
Eleven football players from HHS were awarded All Academic Honors by Eastern Pennsylvania Football.
LMSD’s four secondary schools collected a combined total of 135 topten placements, including 16 first-place and 54 top-three finishes, at the Pennsylvania Technology Student Association (TSA) State Conference. All four teams qualified to compete at the National TSA Conference.
LMHS’s “Amazing Ace” and Harriton’s “Dr. Harriton” competitions raised more than $60,000 for charities including the American Cancer Society, Philabundance, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Trevor Project, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Cradles to Crayons, Project Home, Wildlife Conservation Society, the Lower Merion Township Scholarship Fund and the Sean Hughes Memorial Trust.
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