Facts & Stats
Year opened: 1894 at Ardmore Avenue; Current site since 1910, with major alterations/additions in 1932, 1941, 1951, 1963. Capital Improvement Program completed with completion of construction of new LMHS in 2010.
Grade levels: 9-12
Type of school: Public
Number of students: 1,720
Teaching Faculty: 130.4 (Full time equivalent)
Student-Teacher Ratio: 12:1
Length of semester: 18 weeks
Campus Net Acreage: 38.33; 21.26 acres at high school site and 17.07 acres at Arnold Field
Facilities: State-of-the-art classrooms and science labs, lecture hall with tiered seating to help prepare students for the college environment, an 850-seat auditorium/theater, a greenhouse for environmental and horticultural studies, high-performance athletic facilities, a swimming pool, television studio, multi-media production facilities, a musical instrument digital interface (MIDI) lab, an open-air courtyard and a two story library that serves as the building's exterior focal point along Montgomery Avenue.
Percentage of minority students: 21.2% (9.6% Black/African-American, 8.8% Asian/Asian-American, 2.8% Latino/Hispanic, 0.3% Native American)
School colors: Maroon and white
School mascots: Aces; Bulldogs
Classes and Programs:
College Prep & Honors Courses: English, Mathematics, Science, World Language (French, Japanese, Latin, Spanish), Social Studies, Business, and Fine Arts.
Advanced Placement Courses: Biology, Chemistry, Physics C: Mechanics, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Environmental Science, Calculus AB and BC, Statistics, Computer Science, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Government and Politics: United States, U.S. History, French Language, Latin Literature, Spanish Language, and Music Theory.
Cooperative Work Experience Program: Provides students with part of the day in regular academic schedule and part of the day in meaningful work experience for pay.
Educational Field Experience Program: An internship program for students in their senior year to become actively involved in a business or community enterprise related to a career interest.
Community Service Program: Provides students with an opportunity to work in a volunteer capacity in a variety of community service organizations during the school year.
Scholar's Program of Studies: Intended to encourage students to pursue a broad liberal arts program of studies that exceeds the minimum high school school graduation requirements. A total of 14 credits in the four major academic disciplines (Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Language), distributed as 4 credits in two disciplines and 3 credits in other two disciplines, and 1/4 credit in a computer literacy course.
National Merit and National Achievement Scholarship Programs
Annually, approximately 11% of the LMHS graduating class is recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program.
Advanced Placement Exams
Annually, LMHS students earn a 3,4 or 5 on around 85% of AP exams.
Affiliations and Memberships
The College Board, Educational Records Bureau, American School Counselor Association, Pennsylvania School Counselors Association, National Association for College Admissions Counseling, Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling
- Charles "Chief" Anderson (1924) - "Father of Black Aviation," lead instructor of Tuskegee Airmen
- Henry Harley "Hap" Arnold (1903) - Army General and founding father of the United States Air Force
- Chuck Barris (1947) - TV writer/producer; Created The Dating Game, The Newlywed Game,The Gong Show
- Julius W. Becton Jr. (1944) - Army General, Director of FEMA, and CEO of the Washington, DC public schools
- Jim Brogan (1976) - Former NBA player; motivational speaker
- James Billington (1946) - Librarian of Congress; Presidential Medal of Honor recipient
- Kobe Bryant (1996) - NBA MVP, U.S. Olympian and member of the Los Angeles Lakers
- Kenneth Derr (1955) - Former Chairman and CEO of Chevron
- Robert Fagles (1951) - Princeton professor, poet, academic; Academy Award and National Book Award winner
- Bobbito Garcia (1984) - Founder of Bounce Magazine; DJ/writer/producer/ESPN television host
- Alexander M. Haig, Jr. (1942) - Army General and U.S. Secretary of State
- Marshall Herskovitz (1969) - Emmy-award winning writer/director/producer
- Wendell F. Holland (1970) - Chairman of the PA Public Utility Commission
- Gerald Levin (1956) - Former Chairman and CEO of Time Warner
- Nancy Meyers (1967) - Hollywood producer/director/writer; Father of the Bride, Something's Gotta Give
- Michael Rosenfeld (1952) - Co-Founder of Creative Artists of America (CAA)
- Lisa Scottoline (1973) - New York Times bestselling author
- Behnaz Sarafpour (1987) - Fashion designer to the stars; Golden Thimble winner; CFDA member
- Alec Scheiner (1988) - President of the Cleveland Browns
- Lynn Sherr (1959) - ABC News, 20/20 Correspondent
- Jay Sigel (1961) - Professional PGA golfer; 2-time US Amateur Champion
- Jim Vance (LM 1960) - 19-time Emmy Award-winning news anchor, National Association of Black Journalists Hall of Fame