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Lower Merion High School


Highlights & Achievements

  • U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Lower Merion High School among the best at both the state and national levels.
  • Lower Merion is a 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 LM scored either a 3, 4, or 5.
  • LMHS/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.
  • On average, more than 11% of each graduating class is recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program with a total of 56 LMSD seniors (HHS/LMHS) honored last year
  • LMHS students/staff have traveled to Haiti, Honduras, Mali, Nepal and Nicaragua in recent years to participate in a variety of educational service projects. The2016-17 Lower Merion Trek Team raised more than $70,000 to construct a school and help bring the gift of education to a deserving community in La Civette, Haiti.
  • The LMHS robotics club delivered an outstanding all-around performance at the FIRST Robotics World Championships as they finished among the top 2% of robotics clubs in the entire world.
  • The annual Mr. Lower Merion event raised more than $8,000 for a variety of important causes.
  • LMHS named National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Safe Sports School Award recipient recognizing high schools championing safety and that provide safe environments for student-athletes.
  • National writing awards for high school publications
  • District and state excellence in soccer, basketball, swimming and Ultimate Frisbee.
  • 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