Lower Merion School District

School district data reflects the latest publicly available data from the PA Department of Education. School leadership information is updated on an as needed basis. If you have questions about the data or terms used on this profile, please visit the Terminology page.

This school district serves the following county or counties: Montgomery

District Profile

301 E Montgomery Ave

Ardmore, PA 19003-3399

Phone 610-645-1800

Fax 610-645-0703

Includes the municipalities of Lower Merion Township, Narberth Borough.

Square Miles

24.34

Students Enrolled

8,648

Total Number of Schools:

10
  • Bala-Cynwyd MS (6,7-8)
  • Belmont Hills El Sch (K,1-5)
  • Cynwyd Sch (K,1-5)
  • Gladwyne Sch (K,1-5)
  • Harriton SHS (9-12)
  • Lower Merion HS (9-12)
  • Merion El Sch (K,1-5)
  • Penn Valley Sch (K,1-5)
  • Penn Wynne Sch (K,1-5)
  • Welsh Valley MS (6,7-8)
District Provided

School district: light blue; Administrative office: medium blue circle; County(ies) served: green dashes.

Total Students

8,648

Ethnicity

American Indian
0.05%
Asian
10.65%
Black
7.87%
Latino
5.37%
Pacific Islander
0.06%
2 or More Races
6.54%
White
69.46%

Gender

Male
51.92%
Female
48.08%

Other Statistics

Special Education
15.46%
English Learner
2.81%

Financials

Median Household Income

$128,410.00

Revenue Sources

Type of Revenue Income Percent of Budget
Local Revenues $233,469,024.73 85.01%
State Revenues $39,166,333.74 14.26%
Federal $1,982,639.01 0.72%
Other N/A N/A

Other Tax Stats

Property Taxes Collected by District
$219,528,289.46
Property Values Within District
$578,600.00
Median Home Value

Academic Outcomes

Graduation Rate

96.90%

Rigorous Courses

62
E.g. IB AP

Post-Secondary Plans

92.85%
College/University
0.43%
Other Specialized Learning

PSSA Stats

% of Advanced or Proficient

Grade Level English Language Arts Math Science
Grade 3 87.22% 86.73% N/A
Grade 4 89.31% 85.02% 94.37%
Grade 5 88.40% 78.70% N/A
Grade 6 89.69% 77.19% N/A
Grade 7 86.99% 75.39% N/A
Grade 8 82.85% 64.03% 86.20%

Keystone Results

% of Advanced or Proficient

Grade Level Literature Algebra I Biology
Grade 11 88.42% 91.85% 95.78%

Staff

668

Teachers

39

Administrators

482

Support

Student /Teacher Ratio

13:1

School District Leadership

Superintendent of Schools: Dr. Khalid Mumin

School Board Directors *

Name Total Years of Service Current Term
School Director Training Certificate
PSBA Provided
Certificate of Board Governance
Continuing Education Badges Earned
Lucy Klain
Board President
3 2019-2023

New School Director Training (RQD-NEW)

Peter Lee
Board Vice President
3 2019-2023

New School Director Training (RQD-NEW)

Kimberly Garrison
1 2021-2025

New School Director Training (RQD-NEW)

Shayna Kalish
3 2019-2023

New School Director Training (RQD-NEW)

Shawn Mooring
3 2019-2023

New School Director Training (RQD-NEW)

Subha Robinson
11 2019-2023

Advanced School Director Training (RQD-ADV)

Kerry Sautner
1 2021-2025

New School Director Training (RQD-NEW)

Melanie Schafmeister
1 2021-2025

New School Director Training (RQD-NEW)

Anna Shurak
1 2021-2025

New School Director Training (RQD-NEW)

* In accordance with Act 55 of 2017 and Act 18 of 2019, school board directors are required to complete approved training starting in the 2018-2019 school year. School board directors who began their term in 2017 are permitted to take this training, but it is not required. School board directors who began their term after July 1, 2018 are required to complete an initial 5 hours of new school director training and at the beginning of each subsequent election, 3 hours of advanced school director training. School board director data will be updated as it is made available. Data updates occur regularly and ongoing.