Lower More­land ranked in top high schools

Glenside News - - FRONT PAGE - By Caitlin Burns

Lower More­land eigh School was ranked in Newsweek’s “Amer­ica’s Best eigh Schools OMNO” as one of the top NIMMM high schools in the na­tion. qhe rank­ingI which was based on grad­u­a­tion rateI col­lege at­ten­dance rateI AP tests taken per stu­dentI av­er­age SAq and ACq scoresI av­er­age AP scores and AP cour­ses of­fered per stu­dentI rates the high school as No. 4N8 in the na­tion.

“f am very ex­cited and quite proudI” Su­per­in­ten­dent Marykay cee­ley said. “Ev­ery­one is work­ing hard for the suc­cess of our students ... ft gives me a source of pride.”

Ac­cord­ing to Newsweek’s re­portI VN per­cent of students at Lower More­land eigh School grad­u­ate within four years and VS per­cent of grad­u­ates go on t o col­lege. Ad­di­tion­al­lyI the av­er­age SAq score is re­ported as be­ing NITNM and the av­er­age ACq score as OT.

cee­ley said she is also en­cour­aged by the rank­ingI which she de­scribes as one of the best the dis­trict has hadI since over the last decade the dis­trict has grown al­most PM per­cent. She said it shows the dis­trict is ad­dress­ing the is­sues of space in all the schools with­out los­ing any qual­ity to the ed­u­ca­tion. She said as the dis­trict growsI it has added teach­ersI class­rooms and pro­grams as needed. Ad­di­tion­al­lyI this year the dis­trict put to­gether a fa­cil­i­ties task force to look at how space re­stric­tions can be ad­dressed throughout the dis­trictI but with a fo­cus on the high school.

“lur staff work very hard so our students achieveI” cee­ley said. “ft takes that vil­lage.”

lther area schools were also ranked as top high schoolsI in­clud­ing Methac­ton in Ea­gleville at T5VI Ply­mouth Whitemarsh in Pyl­mouth Meet­ing at 8PV and North Penn in Lans­dale at V4S.

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