The LMSD professional staff is comprised of more than 630 full time teachers who are highly-qualified and experienced – 80% having earned advanced degrees. The faculty is complemented by a support staff of more than 500 skilled individuals. Lower Merion Schools have one of the lowest class size averages in Pennsylvania. The average class size in the district is about 21 students with a student-to-professional staff ratio at 11:1 for the secondary level schools.
In addition to providing a supportive teaching environment, the District offers one of the highest salaries and best benefits packages in Pennsylvania and extensive staff development opportunities. When the teachers are happy and well-trained, they can better teach their students. The effects are seen in the test results and college acceptances year after year with in the Lower Merion School District. Nine of the LMSD’s eligible schools have received recognition for excellence by the Commonwealth and seven have received the National Blue Ribbon Award for Excellence in Education. Lower Merion schools rank among the highest in Pennsylvania for SAT and PSAT scores and AP participation rate.
With special programs like World Languages which introduces foreign language in second grade and continues through graduation and the greenhouse for studying horticulture, or the multimedia program with music and television studios, Lower Merion School District is an optimal place for a child’s education. It is also great for teachers and employees of the district as well, with competitive salaries and benefits packages.