Mercer Island High School in Mercer Island, WA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    1,384
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    175 3.7
  • Ranking

Mercer Island High School is a public coed 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 175 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 175 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: There a variety of extracurricular activities at this school. Most students are currently participating in Key Club, Interact Club, Help Club, International Club, Science Club, Math Club. Students even create their own clubs such as ROCK club, Harry Potter Club, and Badminton Club. There are many after-school activities that many students enjoy to attend, especially sports. Two years ago, there were 70 members participating in badminton. We all had a chance to compete against different schools. It was an amazing experience.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Mercer Island High School is very spirited! When I first arrived as a freshman, people are very welcoming.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: Some teachers in my school are great and fantastic. Overall, the teacher rating is okay.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: Diverse options in content and involvement.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: A myriad of oppurtunities of student leadership.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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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

Around Mercer Island High School

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

Gender

Gender
Female 47%
Male 52%

Student Diversity

Mercer Island High School United States Washington Bellevue High School Franklin High School Newport Senior High School Renton Senior High School Sammamish Senior High School
White 71.0% 51.0% 58.1% 56.0% 6.0% 42.0% 12.0% 46.0%
Asian 20.0% 4.8% 7.2% 25.0% 54.0% 42.0% 30.0% 19.0%
Hispanic 3.0% 25.0% 21.1% 6.0% 8.0% 5.0% 19.0% 19.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 6.7% 8.0% 2.0% 7.0% 3.0% 8.0%
African American 1.0% 15.0% 4.5% 2.0% 26.0% 2.0% 33.0% 5.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 1.4% 0% 1.0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 1.0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
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 30 responses

  • 73% Yes
  • 13% Not sure.
  • 13% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 20% Academic opportunities
  • 16% Lots of student activities
  • 14% Music department
  • 13% Spirit
  • 12% Great Athletics
  • 9% Clubs
  • 9% Ms. Sayers
  • 4% The ceramics program
  • 1% Party scene
  • 1% The opportunities to travel

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

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

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 24 responses

  • 71% Academic excellence
  • 21% Spirit
  • 4% Tight Knit Community
  • 4% Integrity

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 55% Spirit
  • 30% Privledged
  • 15% 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 23 responses

  • 4% I love everything about this school.
  • 74% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 22% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.