1500 S College Ave
Aledo, IL 61231
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is approximately equal to the Illinois state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 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 Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
396 students
This chart display total students of Mercer County High School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender %
This chart display gender of Mercer County High School
Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Mercer County High School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade
This chart display the students of Mercer County High School by grade.

School Rankings

Mercer County High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,655 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 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 Data
This School
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1399 out of 3655 schools
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Mercer County High School, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Mercer County High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Illinois by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Mercer County High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Illinois by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
15:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Mercer County High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Mercer County High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Hispanic
2%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Mercer County High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
2%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Mercer County High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
93%
48%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Mercer County High School and the percentage of White public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Mercer County High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Mercer County High School.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score
0.13
This chart display the diversity score of Mercer County High School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
(17-18)
85-89%
87%
This chart display graduation rate of Mercer County High School and public school graduation rate of Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Mercer County High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
2%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mercer County High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

School Reviews

3  
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!
- Posted by

Review Mercer County High School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
Rate this school:

Nearby Homes for Sale

Recent Articles

Missing Children: Why Public Schools Need to Improve Security Policies
Missing Children: Why Public Schools Need to Improve Security Policies
Learn about the case of Kyle Horman, a child who went missing while on campus, and how this tragedy is prompting public schools to reevaluate their security measures.
Paupers and Princes: Economic Inequality at Public Schools
Paupers and Princes: Economic Inequality at Public Schools
The economic divide between our nation's public school students is growing wider and deeper. Learn about a new federal report that reveals the growing ranks of poverty-stricken public schools.
Can You Afford a Stellar Public School Education?
Can You Afford a Stellar Public School Education?
Dissect "America's Best Schools for Your Housing Buck" and learn about the top ranked public schools in America in cities where the median home price is as low as $200,000.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 396 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 7%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85-89% (Btm 50% in IL)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.13 (Btm 50%)

Related School Videos

Quick Links