Harriton Senior High School

Summary:

Harriton Senior High School is a public high school serving grades 9-12 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, part of the highly-ranked Lower Merion School District. With a diverse student population of 1,261, Harriton consistently ranks among the top high schools in Pennsylvania, delivering exceptional academic performance, graduation rates, and support for all students.

Harriton's academic excellence is evident in its strong performance on Keystone Exams, with 92% of 11th-grade students proficient or better in Literature, 78.7% in Algebra I, and 75.6% in Biology - significantly exceeding state averages. The school's four-year graduation rate of 96.9% and low dropout rate of 0.2% further demonstrate its commitment to student success. Harriton also excels in supporting the academic achievement of diverse student subgroups, ranking 8th out of 577 Pennsylvania high schools for White students, 12th out of 129 for multi-racial students, and 12th out of 502 for disabled students.

When compared to nearby schools, such as Plymouth-Whitemarsh Senior High School and Upper Merion High School, Harriton consistently outperforms them in academic metrics, graduation rates, and student subgroup performance. In contrast, lower-performing schools like Roxborough High School and Saul W.B. Agricultural School struggle with significantly lower academic achievement and higher dropout rates. Harriton's exceptional performance and resource allocation make it a model of excellence in public education.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 600 N Ithan Ave
       Bryn Mawr, PA  19010-1773


(610) 658-3950

District: Lower Merion School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
13th of 674 Pennsylvania High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $31,856 Help


Feeder schools for Harriton Senior High School:

Elementary:    Belmont Hills Elementary School
    Gladwyne School
    Penn Valley School
Middle:    Welsh Valley Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  10.6 Help
Number of students:  1,261

Racial breakdown:

White:
70.1%
Asian:
11.3%
African American:
7.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  13.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Harriton Senior High School ranks better than 98.1% of high schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 94.93. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Harriton Senior High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (70.1%), Asian (11.3%), African American (7.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 13.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Harriton Senior High School is 10.6. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Harriton Senior High School is $31,856.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Harriton Senior High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Harriton Senior High School 13th of 674 Pennsylvania public high schools. (See Harriton Senior High School in the ranking list.)

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Lower Merion School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Lower Merion School District 7th of 606 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Harriton Senior High School

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Rank History for all students at Harriton Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 89.96 28th 583 95.2%
2004 91.36 28th 590 95.3%
2005 86.51 34th 593 94.3%
2006 88.08 24th 604 96.0%
2007 91.42 7th 615 98.9%
2008 93.87 7th 621 98.9%
2009 89.89 23rd 632 96.4%
2010 92.29 8th 649 98.8%
2011 88.71 25th 660 96.2%
2012 86.95 27th 664 95.9%
2013 82.52 70th 591 88.2%
2014 81.32 71st 580 87.8%
2015 89.36 20th 680 97.1%
2016 88.05 14th 677 97.9%
2017 84.19 60th 663 91.0%
2018 85.51 48th 673 92.9%
2019 90.14 20th 693 97.1%
2021 86.21 44th 537 91.8%
2022 85.46 60th 634 90.5%
2023 94.93 13th 674 98.1%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Harriton Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 89.98 12th 129 90.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Harriton Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 81.28 93rd 652 85.7%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Harriton Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 98.11 12th 502 97.6%
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Rank History for Asian students at Harriton Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 82.57 18th 112 83.9%
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Rank History for African American students at Harriton Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 86.57 29th 260 88.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Harriton Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 65.99 78th 252 69.0%
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Rank History for White students at Harriton Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 96.93 8th 577 98.6%
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Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Harriton Senior High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 692 39 24 2 0 n/a n/a 0 757
1989 601 37 17 7 0 n/a n/a 0 662
1990 547 36 22 5 0 n/a n/a 0 610
1991 488 34 8 1 0 n/a n/a 0 531
1992 477 40 13 2 1 n/a n/a 0 533
1993 456 44 17 0 0 n/a n/a 0 517
1994 449 41 13 10 0 n/a n/a 0 513
1995 485 36 20 2 0 n/a n/a 0 543
1996 485 36 20 2 0 n/a n/a 0 543
1997 493 37 22 5 0 n/a n/a 0 557
1998 525 44 24 8 0 n/a n/a 0 601
1999 561 38 25 9 0 n/a n/a 0 633
2000 597 53 21 10 0 n/a n/a 0 681
2001 623 53 26 9 0 n/a n/a 0 711
2002 699 47 38 7 0 n/a n/a 0 791
2003 699 47 38 7 0 n/a n/a 0 791
2004 730 51 38 12 0 n/a n/a 0 831
2005 746 66 37 12 0 n/a n/a 0 861
2006 765 72 34 13 0 n/a n/a 0 884
2007 731 54 43 13 1 n/a n/a 0 842
2008 701 54 51 17 1 n/a n/a 0 824
2009 674 44 50 20 1 n/a n/a 0 789
2010 737 74 54 23 5 n/a n/a 0 893
2011 809 99 55 22 8 0 8 0 1001
2012 869 106 69 22 8 0 9 0 1083
2013 933 118 81 33 5 0 14 0 1184
2014 938 107 80 31 2 0 21 0 1179
2015 931 89 87 29 0 0 18 0 1154
2016 979 89 94 35 0 1 24 0 1222
2017 959 88 102 40 0 1 27 0 1217
2018 924 80 113 56 0 1 30 0 1204
2019 921 74 111 65 0 1 38 0 1210
2020 913 78 117 76 2 1 53 0 1240
2021 929 79 124 72 2 1 68 0 1275
2022 916 84 139 66 2 1 79 0 1287
2023 884 92 143 61 2 1 78 0 1261

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Harriton Senior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 757 52.0 14.5 n/a
1989 662 52.0 12.7 n/a
1990 610 54.0 11.2 0
1991 531 50.8 10.4 n/a
1992 533 48.8 10.9 n/a
1993 517 43.0 12.0 n/a
1994 513 44.0 11.7 n/a
1995 543 42.6 12.7 n/a
1996 543 42.6 12.7 n/a
1997 557 47.4 11.8 n/a
1998 601 47.0 12.8 n/a
1999 633 49.2 12.9 n/a
2000 681 54.0 12.6 2.3
2001 711 57.6 12.3 5.3
2002 791 67.1 11.8 5.2
2003 791 67.1 11.8 5.2
2004 831 67.8 12.3 3.7
2005 861 70.9 12.1 4.8
2006 884 75.8 11.7 6.4
2007 842 79.5 10.6 4
2008 824 80.6 10.2 6.9
2009 789 79.4 9.9 8.4
2010 893 87.7 10.1 9
2011 1001 92.7 10.7 9.2
2012 1083 88.8 12.1 11.4
2013 1184 106.3 11.1 10.4
2014 1179 105.8 11.1 10
2015 1154 112.0 10.3 11.7
2016 1222 110.0 11.1 12.4
2017 1217 108.6 11.2 11.5
2018 1204 111.7 10.7 12.6
2019 1210 112.7 10.7 10.3
2020 1240 113.7 10.9 12.9
2021 1275 114.2 11.1 12.2
2022 1287 117.6 10.9 10.8
2023 1261 118.0 10.6 13.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Harriton Senior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 757 52.0 14.5 n/a
1989 662 52.0 12.7 n/a
1990 610 54.0 11.2 0
1991 531 50.8 10.4 n/a
1992 533 48.8 10.9 n/a
1993 517 43.0 12.0 n/a
1994 513 44.0 11.7 n/a
1995 543 42.6 12.7 n/a
1996 543 42.6 12.7 n/a
1997 557 47.4 11.8 n/a
1998 601 47.0 12.8 n/a
1999 633 49.2 12.9 n/a
2000 681 54.0 12.6 2.3
2001 711 57.6 12.3 5.3
2002 791 67.1 11.8 5.2
2003 791 67.1 11.8 5.2
2004 831 67.8 12.3 3.7
2005 861 70.9 12.1 4.8
2006 884 75.8 11.7 6.4
2007 842 79.5 10.6 4
2008 824 80.6 10.2 6.9
2009 789 79.4 9.9 8.4
2010 893 87.7 10.1 9
2011 1001 92.7 10.7 9.2
2012 1083 88.8 12.1 11.4
2013 1184 106.3 11.1 10.4
2014 1179 105.8 11.1 10
2015 1154 112.0 10.3 11.7
2016 1222 110.0 11.1 12.4
2017 1217 108.6 11.2 11.5
2018 1204 111.7 10.7 12.6
2019 1210 112.7 10.7 10.3
2020 1240 113.7 10.9 12.9
2021 1275 114.2 11.1 12.2
2022 1287 117.6 10.9 10.8
2023 1261 118.0 10.6 13.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Harriton Senior High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $201 (0.7%) $27,653 (99.3%) $27,854
2020 $156 (0.5%) $28,666 (99.5%) $28,822
2021 $351 (1.2%) $30,006 (98.8%) $30,357
2022 $306 (1.0%) $31,550 (99.0%) $31,856

Data source: Pennsylvania Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Harriton Senior High School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 20th of 693 High schoolsRanks 13th of 674 High schools
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Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade Algebra I (Harriton Senior High School)87.478.7
 8.7%
   11th Grade Algebra I (Pennsylvania)63.334.1
 29.2%
11th Grade Biology (Harriton Senior High School)89.975.6
 14.3%
   11th Grade Biology (Pennsylvania)63.250.7
 12.5%
11th Grade Literature (Harriton Senior High School)95.392
 3.3%
   11th Grade Literature (Pennsylvania)71.565.3
 6.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students12101261
 4.2%
African American7492
 24.3%
American Indian02
Asian111143
 28.8%
Hispanic6561
 6.2%
Pacific Islander11
White921884
 4%
Two or More Races3878
 105.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients10.3%13.8%
 3.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Harriton Senior High School

Yes! Harriton Senior High School is one of the best high schools in the state. It ranks 13th of 674 Pennsylvania high schools.

Students at Harriton Senior High School are 70% White, 11% Asian, 7% African American, 6% Two or more races, 5% Hispanic.

Harriton Senior High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Belmont Hills Elementary School
Elementary : Gladwyne School
Elementary : Penn Valley School
Middle : Welsh Valley Middle School

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,261 students attended Harriton Senior High School.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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