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Mercer Island High School is a public school in Seattle East Township, Washington. It has 1,452 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 98% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 126 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 126 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: It's what you make of it! get involved
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Food: Hard to find healthy options. Pretty expensive
    • High School Senior
    • 2
    Administration & Policies: Not very constructive to suspend students from school for doing drugs.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: Depends on the teacher. Some are way over-qualified, some not so much.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: Tons of things to get involved in

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.33 Islander Middle School 2 mi. 1,011
4.33 Bellevue High School 3 mi. 1,368
4.33 Newport Senior High School 2 mi. 1,679
4.33 Chinook Middle School 4 mi. 1,008
4.33 Tyee Middle School 3 mi. 760

Around Mercer Island High School

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


Female 46%
Male 53%

Student Diversity

Mercer Island High School United States Bellevue High School Chinook Middle School Islander Middle School Newport Senior High School Tyee Middle School
White 72.0% 51.6% 60.0% 58.0% 71.0% 46.0% 41.0%
Asian 20.0% 4.7% 26.0% 25.0% 20.0% 39.0% 41.0%
Hispanic 3.0% 24.5% 4.0% 6.0% 2.0% 4.0% 4.0%
African American 1.0% 15.2% 2.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 3.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.6% 4.0% 7.0% 2.0% 6.0% 7.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 23.3%
Grade 10 23.3%
Grade 11 28.7%
Grade 12 24.8%

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 14 responses

  • 57% Yes
  • 14% Not sure.
  • 29% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 25% Lots of student activities
  • 25% Ms. Sayers
  • 17% Music department
  • 17% Academic opportunities
  • 8% The opportunities to travel
  • 8% The ceramics program

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 31% Not very diverse
  • 23% Stress culture
  • 23% Being in a small community
  • 15% Expense
  • 8% Gossip

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 10 responses

  • 90% Academic excellence
  • 10% Spirit

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 71% Spirit
  • 29% Loyalty

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 83% Ask for help when you need it.
  • 17% Focus on school not making "friends"
  • 0% Be yourself and ignore rude people

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 0% I love everything about this school.
  • 75% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 25% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.