Lower Merion high schools near top in mag’s ranking


Philly Mag has released its ranking of area public high schools, and near the top of the list are two from Lower Merion, Montgomery County.

The first-place school was Masterman in Philadelphia, which sent 99 percent of its 413 students to college, and spent $6,516 per pupil, using a faculty to student ratio of 1:18.

Lower Merion High School came in second. Of 1,259 pupils, 93 percent went to college, the magazine reported. Instructional spending was $16,661, and the ratio was 1:11.

Harriton High School ranked fifth. Ninety-six percent of its 1,083 students went to college. Instructional spending was $16,661, the ratio was 1:10.

Unionville, Conestoga, Haddonfield (N.J.), Lower Moreland, Radnor, Great Valley and Strath Haven also placed in the top ten.

Here is the link to the ranking: