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.