Mercer County High School

1500 S College Ave
Aledo, IL 61231
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
6/
10
Top 50%
3.00 5 1 (1 review)
Mercer County High School serves 396 students in grades 9-12.
Mercer County High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is approximately equal to the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is approximately equal to the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Mercer County High School's student population of 396 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students396 students
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Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Comparison

Mercer County High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,672 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Mercer County High School is 0.13, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1521 out of 3672 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
2%
26%
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Black
2%
17%
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White
93%
48%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.130.68
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Graduation Rate
85-89%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMercer County School District 404 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Mercer County High School is Rockridge High School (13.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Mercer County Junior High School (6.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Apollo Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Aledo Apollo Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-4 | 342 students
    0.5 miles
    801 Sw 9th St
    Aledo, IL 61231
    (309) 582-5350
    0.5 PK-4 342
  • Aledo Mercer County Intermediate School Math: 12% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 5-6 | 210 students
    0.7 miles
    1002 Sw 6th St
    Aledo, IL 61231
    (309) 582-2441
    0.7 5-6 210
  • Joy Mercer County Junior High School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-8 | 194 students
    6.7 miles
    203 N Washington St
    Joy, IL 61260
    (309) 584-4174
    6.7 7-8 194
  • Viola Winola Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-4 | 306 students
    8.9 miles
    1804 17th Ave
    Viola, IL 61486
    (309) 596-2114
    8.9 PK-4 306
  • Matherville Matherville Intermediate School Math: 42% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 5-6 | 228 students
    9.2 miles
    Po Box 639
    Matherville, IL 61263
    (309) 754-8244
    9.2 5-6 228

School Reviews

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Quality of programs is not there. There are some really great teachers and some not good. The school is falling apart and the drive into the school is crazy, unsafe, disrepair, and totally disregarded by BOE and maintenance of building. Lawn is mowed! Parking lot becomes an ice rink and the back drive is a slide all winter if you can stay out of the car eating ruts! Overall school spirit is high and sports following is huge. Academics is bare minimum and the figures are showing students who would show high in any school and not from this district applications yearly!
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