Lower Moreland High School

Summary:

Lower Moreland High School is a public high school serving grades 9-12 in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, part of the highly-ranked Upper Moreland Township School District. This exceptional school consistently ranks among the top high schools in the state, delivering outstanding academic results and maintaining high graduation rates.

With a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger, Lower Moreland High School stands out for its exceptional academic performance. In the 2022-2023 school year, 81.5% of 11th-grade students were proficient or better in Keystone Exams/Literature, significantly outperforming the state average of 65.3%. Similarly, 78.7% were proficient or better in Keystone Exams/Biology, compared to the state average of 50.7%. The school's four-year graduation rate of 96.7% is also significantly higher than the state average. While the student population is predominantly White, Lower Moreland High School has a relatively high percentage of Asian students, at 21.55%, which is much higher than the state average.

When compared to nearby schools, such as Lincoln High School in the Philadelphia City School District, Lower Moreland High School stands out for its academic excellence and student outcomes. Lincoln High School has significantly lower test scores, graduation rates, and a higher percentage of students from low-income families. This highlights the stark contrast in educational opportunities and resources between Lower Moreland High School and some of the surrounding urban schools, underscoring the importance of equitable access to quality education.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 555 Red Lion Rd
       Huntingdon Valley, PA  19006-6214


(215) 938-0220

District: Lower Moreland Township School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
47th of 674 Pennsylvania High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $20,996 Help


Feeder schools for Lower Moreland High School:

Elementary:    Pine Road Elementary School
Middle:    Murray Avenue School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.2 Help
Number of students:  854

Racial breakdown:

White:
72.1%
Asian:
21.5%
Hispanic:
2.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  18.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Lower Moreland High School ranks better than 93% of high schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 88.96. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Lower Moreland 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 (72.1%), Asian (21.5%), Hispanic (2.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 18.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lower Moreland High School is 13.2. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Lower Moreland High School is $20,996.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Lower Moreland High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Lower Moreland High School 47th of 674 Pennsylvania public high schools. (See Lower Moreland High School in the ranking list.)

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Lower Moreland Township School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Lower Moreland Township School District 35th of 606 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Lower Moreland High School

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Rank History for all students at Lower Moreland High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 91.24 22nd 583 96.2%
2004 92.32 17th 590 97.1%
2005 91.99 12th 593 98.0%
2006 86.49 30th 604 95.0%
2007 88.96 19th 615 96.9%
2008 88.52 25th 621 96.0%
2009 94.03 8th 632 98.7%
2010 90.46 17th 649 97.4%
2011 90.18 16th 660 97.6%
2012 89.69 17th 664 97.4%
2013 86.85 32nd 591 94.6%
2014 93.04 7th 580 98.8%
2015 88.72 25th 680 96.3%
2016 85.74 38th 677 94.4%
2017 85.37 43rd 663 93.5%
2018 87.25 32nd 673 95.2%
2019 90.45 17th 693 97.5%
2022 87.11 44th 634 93.1%
2023 88.96 47th 674 93.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Lower Moreland High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 87.39 55th 652 91.6%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Lower Moreland High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 78.49 72nd 502 85.7%
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Rank History for Asian students at Lower Moreland High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 80.11 24th 112 78.6%
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Rank History for White students at Lower Moreland High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 77.27 111th 577 80.8%
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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 Lower Moreland High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 634 2 44 10 0 n/a n/a 0 690
1989 561 1 42 3 0 n/a n/a 0 607
1990 757 0 62 10 0 n/a n/a 0 829
1991 694 0 59 8 0 n/a n/a 0 761
1992 688 0 58 5 0 n/a n/a 0 751
1993 676 1 59 2 3 n/a n/a 0 741
1994 665 0 66 1 0 n/a n/a 0 732
1995 560 0 61 0 0 n/a n/a 0 621
1996 560 0 61 0 0 n/a n/a 0 621
1997 473 0 49 1 0 n/a n/a 0 523
1998 468 0 38 5 0 n/a n/a 0 511
1999 455 0 30 6 0 n/a n/a 0 491
2000 486 0 31 8 0 n/a n/a 0 525
2001 495 1 28 8 0 n/a n/a 0 532
2002 517 1 33 9 0 n/a n/a 0 560
2003 517 1 33 9 0 n/a n/a 0 560
2004 525 1 37 6 0 n/a n/a 0 569
2005 566 0 53 8 2 n/a n/a 0 629
2006 591 2 59 8 2 n/a n/a 0 662
2007 624 3 58 9 2 n/a n/a 0 696
2008 633 2 58 6 1 n/a n/a 0 700
2009 604 1 62 8 0 n/a n/a 1 676
2010 604 4 82 8 0 n/a n/a 2 700
2011 610 4 80 15 0 0 2 0 711
2012 593 6 94 14 0 0 5 0 712
2013 597 15 107 10 0 0 5 0 734
2014 586 14 104 16 0 0 6 0 726
2015 583 10 115 19 0 0 14 0 741
2016 571 10 121 21 1 0 17 0 741
2017 588 9 116 26 0 0 15 0 754
2018 592 9 123 19 2 0 10 0 755
2019 582 6 133 18 1 0 11 0 751
2020 598 4 141 21 0 1 5 0 770
2021 616 8 150 22 0 3 9 0 808
2022 599 10 178 25 0 3 9 0 824
2023 616 12 184 25 0 4 13 0 854

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 Lower Moreland High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 690 57.3 12.0 n/a
1989 607 55.0 11.0 n/a
1990 829 69.5 11.9 0
1991 761 64.3 11.8 n/a
1992 751 68.9 10.8 n/a
1993 741 54.0 13.7 n/a
1994 732 55.5 13.2 n/a
1995 621 46.5 13.4 n/a
1996 621 46.5 13.4 n/a
1997 523 41.5 12.6 n/a
1998 511 41.5 12.3 n/a
1999 491 43.5 11.3 n/a
2000 525 42.0 12.5 0
2001 532 40.0 13.3 0
2002 560 43.3 12.9 0
2003 560 43.3 12.9 0
2004 569 45.0 12.6 0
2005 629 45.5 13.8 0
2006 662 48.8 13.6 0
2007 696 51.6 13.5 0
2008 700 58.9 11.9 n/a
2009 676 55.6 12.2 n/a
2010 700 58.9 11.8 4.2
2011 711 61.3 11.5 4.4
2012 712 61.3 11.6 4.4
2013 734 63.8 11.4 4.2
2014 726 62.6 11.5 6.9
2015 741 59.0 12.5 10.3
2016 741 63.0 11.7 14
2017 754 63.9 11.7 n/a
2018 755 63.9 11.8 n/a
2019 751 61.5 12.2 18
2020 770 62.3 12.3 n/a
2021 808 61.3 13.1 15.1
2022 824 62.2 13.2 15.3
2023 854 64.6 13.2 18.4

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 Lower Moreland High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 690 57.3 12.0 n/a
1989 607 55.0 11.0 n/a
1990 829 69.5 11.9 0
1991 761 64.3 11.8 n/a
1992 751 68.9 10.8 n/a
1993 741 54.0 13.7 n/a
1994 732 55.5 13.2 n/a
1995 621 46.5 13.4 n/a
1996 621 46.5 13.4 n/a
1997 523 41.5 12.6 n/a
1998 511 41.5 12.3 n/a
1999 491 43.5 11.3 n/a
2000 525 42.0 12.5 0
2001 532 40.0 13.3 0
2002 560 43.3 12.9 0
2003 560 43.3 12.9 0
2004 569 45.0 12.6 0
2005 629 45.5 13.8 0
2006 662 48.8 13.6 0
2007 696 51.6 13.5 0
2008 700 58.9 11.9 n/a
2009 676 55.6 12.2 n/a
2010 700 58.9 11.8 4.2
2011 711 61.3 11.5 4.4
2012 712 61.3 11.6 4.4
2013 734 63.8 11.4 4.2
2014 726 62.6 11.5 6.9
2015 741 59.0 12.5 10.3
2016 741 63.0 11.7 14
2017 754 63.9 11.7 n/a
2018 755 63.9 11.8 n/a
2019 751 61.5 12.2 18
2020 770 62.3 12.3 n/a
2021 808 61.3 13.1 15.1
2022 824 62.2 13.2 15.3
2023 854 64.6 13.2 18.4

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 Lower Moreland High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $219 (1.0%) $21,646 (99.0%) $21,865
2020 $208 (1.0%) $20,611 (99.0%) $20,820
2021 $207 (1.0%) $20,487 (99.0%) $20,694
2022 $210 (1.0%) $20,786 (99.0%) $20,996

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Lower Moreland 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 17th of 693 High schoolsRanks 47th of 674 High schools
 4.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade Algebra I (Lower Moreland High School)88.453.5
 34.9%
   11th Grade Algebra I (Pennsylvania)63.334.1
 29.2%
11th Grade Biology (Lower Moreland High School)90.778.7
 12%
   11th Grade Biology (Pennsylvania)63.250.7
 12.5%
11th Grade Literature (Lower Moreland High School)94.881.5
 13.3%
   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 Students751854
 13.7%
African American612
 100%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian133184
 38.3%
Hispanic1825
 38.9%
Pacific Islander04
White582616
 5.8%
Two or More Races1113
 18.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients18%18.4%
 0.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Lower Moreland High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 854 students attended Lower Moreland High School.

Students at Lower Moreland High School are 72% White, 22% Asian, 3% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races, 1% African American.

Yes. Lower Moreland High School ranks in the top 7.0% of Pennsylvania high schools.

Lower Moreland High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Pine Road Elementary School
Middle : Murray Avenue 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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