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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.
  • The College Board named LMSD to the 8th 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 was named one of the 2017-18 "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 eighth consecutive year the District has earned this distinction.
  • LMHS hosted the District’s first-ever social justice conference organized by SAGE (Students Advocating for Gender Equality) focusing on expanding students' awareness of social injustices, differences and privilege, and inspiring them to act to make the world a better place.
  • On average, more than 11% of each graduating class is recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program. LMHS had three students named winners of this prestigious scholarship in 2018.
  • LMHS buildOn students and staff have raised more than $550,000 to construct seven schools and provide supplementary adult literacy programs in Haiti, Malawi, Nicaragua and Nepal. The 2017-18 Trek Team raised more than $100,000 to construct a school and help bring the gift of education to a deserving community in Bisanpur, Nepal.
  • Last year, buildOn members provided a club record of 12,474 hours of service 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 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 $20,000, 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.
  • Social studies teacher Tom Reed was named a 2018 "Teacher As Hero" award recipient recognizing the work of exceptional educators who leverage their excellence in teaching to make a difference in the lives of students.
  • District, state and national excellence in soccer, basketball, swimming, track & field, crew and Ultimate Frisbee.