Mercer Island High School in Mercer Island, WA - Niche

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Mercer Island High School is a public school in Mercer Island, Washington. It has 1,384 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 97% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 159 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

9100 Se 42nd
Mercer Island, WA 98040
(206) 236-3345

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 159 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: The school strives to make the environment as safe as possible.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There is a variety of different clubs to participate in.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Students are very competitive and often all they care about are grades.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: Although teachers seem to try hard to perfect their lessons, I often see them continue to make the same mistakes.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There is a large variety of extracurricular for everyone!

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.33 Bellevue High School 2 mi. 1,497
4.33 Newport Senior High School 2 mi. 1,678
4.00 Sammamish Senior High School 4 mi. 987
3.00 Franklin High School 4 mi. 1,307
3.00 Renton Senior High School 6 mi. 1,319

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 47%
Male 52%

Student Diversity

Mercer Island High School United States Bellevue High School Franklin High School Newport Senior High School Renton Senior High School Sammamish Senior High School
White 71.0% 51.0% 56.0% 6.0% 42.0% 12.0% 46.0%
Asian 20.0% 4.8% 25.0% 54.0% 42.0% 30.0% 19.0%
Hispanic 3.0% 25.0% 6.0% 8.0% 5.0% 19.0% 19.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 8.0% 2.0% 7.0% 3.0% 8.0%
African American 1.0% 15.0% 2.0% 26.0% 2.0% 33.0% 5.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 1.0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 24.1%
Grade 10 26.4%
Grade 11 25.4%
Grade 12 24.2%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 73% Yes
  • 12% Not sure.
  • 15% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 21% Academic opportunities
  • 15% Music department
  • 15% Lots of student activities
  • 11% Spirit
  • 11% Ms. Sayers
  • 9% Great Athletics
  • 8% Clubs
  • 6% The ceramics program
  • 2% The opportunities to travel
  • 2% Party scene

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 26% Being in a small community
  • 17% Gossip
  • 17% Stress culture
  • 17% Not very diverse
  • 9% "rich" community
  • 9% Expense
  • 4% "bad" teachers

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 21 responses

  • 76% Academic excellence
  • 24% Spirit

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 62% Spirit
  • 19% Privledged
  • 19% Loyalty

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 55% Ask for help when you need it.
  • 27% Be yourself and ignore rude people
  • 18% Focus on school not making "friends"

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 5% I love everything about this school.
  • 74% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 21% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.