Mercer Island High School

169 reviews
  1. Mercer Island School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. Outcomes
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports & Fitness
    A
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
9100 Se 42nd
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Telephone
(206) 236-3345
Website
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Mercer Island High School Rankings

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Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1300
Average ACT
30

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
96%
AP Enrollment
37%
AP Exam Pass Rate
43%
Advance Math Class Enrollment
23%
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    58%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    42%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    0%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on the rate of disciplinary actions and student and parent reviews.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 15 responses
  • Games, dances, assemblies
    47%
  • Senior mural
    20%
  • Band traditions
    13%
  • Senior prank
    13%
  • Parties
    7%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity and student and parent reviews.
Students
1,384
Free or Reduced Lunch
4%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,974
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.4%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Male Athletes
47%
Female Athletes
37%
Expenses Per Student
$11,574/ year
National
$11,927
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses

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Reviews

169 reviews
  • Excellent
    28
  • Very Good
    74
  • Average
    57
  • Poor
    6
  • Terrible
    4
I moved to this high school starting as a 9th grader and i was extremely welcomed into the community already. This school is a very small community of people who have known each other for many years. Everyone is very positive all the time and you can make friends with anyone. I couldn't imagine going to any other high school.
  • Niche User
  • 2 months ago
Rigorous academics & strong school spirit define MI
  • Niche User
  • 2 months ago
My kids have been to several different schools around the country. And although this school is considered to be the best in the area, it is nowhere near as challenging academically as the schools attended in Chesterfield, MO, Naperville, IL and Fairfield, CT. The schools here are NOT adequately funded and have two major fundraising campaigns each year to try and bridge the gap.
  • Parent
  • 4 months ago