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Lower Merion High School


Highlights & Achievements

  • Niche ranked LMSD as the #1 school district in Montgomery County, with the District & LMHS each earning "A+" grades overall. Main Line Today ranked LMHS as the #1 public high school in Montgomery County.
  • LMHS is a recipient of the Department of Education's Blue Ribbon School Award and consistently ranks among the nation's finest in Newsweek and U.S. News ratings.
  • The NAMM Foundation has recognized LMHS and LMSD for exceptional efforts to maintain music education as part of the core curriculum and for the breadth and quality of the musical program. This marks the 11th consecutive year the District has earned this distinction.
  • LMHS has earned the "No Place for Hate" designation from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), an initiative aimed at creating and sustaining inclusive school environments.
  • LMHS students hosted the WOKE (Wisdom, Opportunity, Knowledge, Empowerment) Conference as students learned how to use their voices to bring about change on a variety of issues including LGBTQ and Disability Rights, Feminism, Masculinity, Cultural Proficiency, Gun Violence and more.
  • On average, more than 11% of each of Lower Merion's graduating classes are recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSP).
  • LMHS buildOn's most recent Trek Team raised more than $90,000 to construct a school for a community-in-need in Balbhadrapur, Nepal. Since the program’s inception, LMSD buildOn students and staff have raised roughly $900,000 to construct 12 schools in Haiti, Nepal, Nicaragua and Malawi.
  • buildOn members logged more than 11,000 hours of service during the last full school year through more than 100 projects, including tutoring at Bethel Academy; delivering food to families-in-need; cleaning and beautifying local parks; working with shelter children; feeding the homeless; volunteering their time with The Hearth, American DanceWheels, Emily's Entourage and JCHAI; and supporting community events.
  • LMHS students received local, state and national recognition in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and were selected to Pennsylvania Music Educations Association (PMEA) and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Honor Ensembles.
  • The annual Mr. Lower Merion competition raised more than $15,000 for charity.
  • LMHS Best Buddies students welcomed more than 425 students from 25 regional high schools for the annual Best Buddies Ball.
  • District, state and national excellence in soccer, basketball, wrestling, swimming, track & field, crew, power lifting, tennis and Ultimate Frisbee.