School Details

Upper Moreland High School

3000 Terwood Rd, Willow Grove, PA 19090
(215) 830-1500
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 963 students 16 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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75%
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79%
68%
54%
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42%
92%
92%
83%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Upper Moreland Township School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Upper Moreland High School is a public high school in Willow Grove. The principal of Upper Moreland High School is Dr Robert Eckley. 963 students go to Upper Moreland High School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 18% of the 963 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Upper Moreland High School is 16:1. Eastern Center for Arts & Technology is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 83% 80%
Hispanic 4% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 5%
Asian 3% %
Multiracial 0.6% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18% 23%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    As a parent of current students I find the school to be great! The teachers are engaged and dedicated to the education of the students. The current superintendent and board of directors are dedicated to constantly evaluating and working toward the improvement of the academic curriculum. Extracurricular activities are diverse and because the school is of moderate size the opportunities for a student to participate in these activities is outstanding. There are never 80 kids vying for 18 spots on the team! There is truly something for every student who wants to be involved. The music program starts in elementary school and engages and inspires students early. Several bands orchestras and choral opportunities to choose from an outstanding program! Multiple art classes offered. Recent improvements to the building including air conditioning new science and music/arts wing. Updated spacious facilities. Most importantly this is a great community where people know each other. Family involvement is welcomed in the school community. Parents can get to know their kids teachers coaches and mentors and communication is encouraged. Many parents are alumni!

  • (4 years ago)

    It has such great school spirit and the teachers are wonderful. They are always only an e-mail away if a student needs help in any way. They have one of the best music programs around and the students really evolve into great role models for the middle school students.

  • (4 years ago)

    this is a terrible school no airconditioning theres fights everyday no airconditoning. teachers cant controll there classes kids are on drugs everyday. if your not top of the class your teachers and guidence counslers will froget about you. assistant principle is the worst he should be fired the way he talks to the kids.no one likes him not even the teachers

  • (4 years ago)

    Really good teachers and extra activities. Poor leadership as show by scores never making top 50 schools when all neighbors do. Survey the kids for the truth

  • (5 years ago)

    The leadeship has changed and it is very obvvious! The academics exceeds what we have found in other local schools - we are now glad we ae here!

  • (5 years ago)

    First Rate School! Upper Moreland is a friendly community with involved parents and great school spirit. My youngest child just graduated and I am really going to miss the school the teachers the coaches and the students. Wonderful high school that produced successful graduates

  • (6 years ago)

    one on one care for exceptional students whether top 10 percent or botton 10 middle kids fall thru the cracks or are not addressed amazing no comments for two years that alone says something

  • (8 years ago)

    outstanding faculty with great one to one care givin to the students.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school provides an environment that is conducive to learning. Teachers and staff are helpful and have the best intersts of the students in mind.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great School many after school activities. Lots of teacher support. Great team activities. Small school with personal attention.

  • (10 years ago)

    Went to UM last year the school itself is large and holds the amount of students well but it's pretty disgusting there's roaches all over and the smell from the sewage plant across the street is unbareable! the school needs some repairs the teachers are ok though I must say I didnt learn much from some of them but they do take a lot of steps to prepare you for standardized tests overall though it's a pretty safe school they have a good guidance department and will get involved in helping your child through teenage drama the principal was awesome and even if I'd hate to admit it the disiplinarian was cool too they handle disapline well. But aside from those few minor downsides I enjoyed my years in UM and think it's a good experience.

  • (10 years ago)

    as a grad- i will tell you first hand the teacher only want to to show up the ( the teacher ) do not care about teaching you or bringing you to the next level- just the next grade.

  • (10 years ago)

    If your child is a self-motivated student who has a history of success he or she will fair well at UM. However if your child is an average to below average student or a student with special educational needs the overall expectations (teach + Admin) are low and resources are at a bare minimum. The high achieving student is placed on a pedestal but the average or struggling student is left to flounder or is pushed through. In addition the curriculum for the average student does not prepare him/her for college. The Curriculum needs an overhaul expectations for students should be more consistent and special needs students should have more resources available. Final exams should be common and they are not--my child had a 5 question exam and a student in the same grade and class but different teacher had a 200 question final. (Some good teachers many older ones).

  • (11 years ago)

    Good School. I feel the teachers a long with the principal know the children and go above and beyond to make them excel. Ton's of extracurricular activities and social activities. What I like most about this school is they always keep you informed of your child's progress.

  • (11 years ago)

    Good principal. Knows the kids. Building is safe and clean. A few outstanding teachers. Weakest areas are math foreign language and guidance.

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