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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 135 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.5 from 135 reviews
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    • High School Sophomore
    • 3
    Overall Experience: There is a mixed feeling going here. I am able to go to school happily and enjoy school, because i am surrounded by many friends that make school fun for me. I learn easily and remember information from teachers quickly, so i do not stress out about test and finals. I know many people have a hard time at our school because the cannot make friends or cannot understand what is happening in class, which is why i rated this school "its okay". i feel like the teachers and administrators should put more effort in helping struggling students get though and enjoy highschool life, because it is once in a life time.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 4
    Food: The food is very good, if you love carbs and do not plan on losing any weight or do not have any allergies. The school mainly has high fat and carb foods, such as pizza, pasta, bagels, chips, and cookies. there is not a big option for people with restricted diets and allergies. the school only has a few boxes of salads that do not taste like anything. the only thing healthy i see is the small boxes of fruits. if you are low income or do not have a lot of money for lunch, good luck. the school lunch cost is outrageous.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 2
    Administration & Policies: The administrators do not pay attention to the students as much anymore. cheating and lying are not punished for, sweating and reckless behavior is normal at school these days, and teachers/administrators do not even mention them. I feel like the administrators need to keep their eyes open and learn how to do their job right to keep the school day safe for others.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 3
    Sports & Fitness: Or school seems to pay attention to only football and swive. it seems that they do not put any effort in helping other teams grow as much as the football team. I do not think I have ever seen or hear of a baseball team.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 2
    Teachers: Some teachers go above and beyond, teaching and expanding the material we need to learn as well as helping struggling students and give them the help they need. But most teachers teach at surface level and do not expand or relate t real world problems. When the unit test comes, some questions were not answered before during lectures, leading students to miss the questions. Teachers need some more training on how to teach kids, they are not doing a very good job at it.

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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

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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 15 responses

  • 53% Yes
  • 20% Not sure.
  • 27% No

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

  • 21% Academic opportunities
  • 21% Lots of student activities
  • 21% Ms. Sayers
  • 14% Music department
  • 14% The ceramics program
  • 7% The opportunities to travel

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 25% Not very diverse
  • 25% Being in a small community
  • 19% Stress culture
  • 12% Expense
  • 12% Gossip
  • 6% "bad" teachers

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 11 responses

  • 91% Academic excellence
  • 9% 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 7 responses

  • 71% Ask for help when you need it.
  • 14% Be yourself and ignore rude people
  • 14% Focus on school not making "friends"

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 0% I love everything about this school.
  • 67% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 33% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.