Great Features of Living on the Philadelphia Main Line – #3

One of the top priorities of any family in deciding where to live is the quality of the schools. Whether you choose to buy ahome for sale in Bryn Mawr, Haverford, Gladwyne, Bala or Merion in Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County, PA; Wayne or Radnor in Delaware County, PA or Berwyn or Devon in Chester County, PA; one thing you can count on for sure when you choose to live on the Philadelphia Main Line are great schools for your kids!

Ask a parent whose children attend Conestoga High School in Tredyffrin‐Eastown Township in Chester County or Harriton or Lower Merion High Schools in Lower Merion Township in Montgomery County or Radnor High School in Radnor Township in Delaware County and they will tell you that their kid’s school is the best. All of them will have good reason.

Exterior of New Harriton High School Building

Copy and paste into your browser the following links to look at this Comparison of Harriton, Lower Merion and Radnor High Schools:,15453,16310/pid=sr/up_txt=Conestoga$sp;High$sp;School/up_ust=PA/up_fp=1/up_fltr_nb=High/up_ad=10/up_p=1/up_alg=-75$dot;4388/up_alt=40$dot;04483/up_adss=PA/up_ctxt=2615

and  the Comparison of Conestoga and Great Valley High School in Malvern, PA:,15453,16310/pid=sr/up_txt=Conestoga$sp;High$sp;School/up_ust=PA/up_fp=1/up_fltr_nb=High/up_ad=10/up_p=1/up_alg=-75$dot;4388/up_alt=40$dot;04483/up_adss=PA/up_ctxt=2615

for such important statistics as student per teacher ratio, enrollment numbers and performance on state testing from the great website

Back in 2008, Philadelphia Magazine ranked all of the school districts in the Philadelphia area. Look at the top 3!

  2008 Philadelphia Magazine Survey Results
Rank  School District  Elementary Middle High  Cost per Student  Ave Teacher Pay  Student/Faculty
Performance  Ratio
1 Tredyffrin-Eastown   1 $14,222  $64,959  14:1
(Chester County)
Conestoga High School
Tredyffrin-Eastown Middle School
Valley Forge Middle School

2  Lower Merion $77,899 12:1
(Montgomery County)
Harriton & Lower Merion High Schools
Welsh Valley Middle School
Bala Cynwyd Middle School

3 Radnor Township  516   $17,878   $71,795   13:1
(Delaware County)
Radnor High School
Radnor Middle School

 If you have more recent statistics or information, please let everyone know by commenting on our post.

In the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings of schools throughout the United States, all four Main Line High schools acheived Silver Medal Ranking!

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