Mercer High School

Mercer High School serves 276 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 is lower than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 56% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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Mercer High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey for:

School Overview

Mercer High School's student population of 276 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
276 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
45 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Mercer High School is 0.67, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (NJ)
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
6%
10%
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Hispanic
18%
29%
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Black
48%
15%
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White
27%
44%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Mercer High School and the percentage of White public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score
0.67
This chart display the diversity score of Mercer High School and the public school average diversity score of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
(10-11)
≤10%
86%
Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Mercer High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mercer High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Special education school
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 276 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 6:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 73%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≤10%
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.67 (Top 20% in NJ)

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