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Lower Merion High School


Highlights & Achievements

  • 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.
  • LMHS/LMSD was named one of the 2019-2020  "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. This marks the tenth consecutive year the District has earned this distinction.
  • Lower Merion and Harriton high schools ranked #1 and #2 in the state among non-admission-based schools on the ACT exam and in the top  1.5% of schools in the state in the SAT exam.
  • 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 graduating class is recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program.
  • The 2019 LMHS buildOn Trek Team  raised more than $90,000  to construct a school  during a life-changing service trip    to 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 in 2019 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, the Buonicanti Fund and JCHAI; supporting community events; and much more.
  • LMHS Science Olympiad recently recorded one of the best seasons in school history with a second-place finish at the State Competition making them one of only 60 teams from across the country to qualify for Nationals. The team also took home the 2018 DuPont Team Enterprise Award recognizing a breakthrough performance by a high school team this year.
  • 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 Merionite won three Gold Circle Awards in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Contest for High School Journalism – the most prestigious scholastic journalism competition in the country.
  • The annual Mr. Lower Merion competition raised more than $15,000, which was donated to various charitable organizations.
  • 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, swimming, track & field, crew, power lifting, tennis and Ultimate Frisbee.