Mercer High School serves 68 students in grades 7-12.
Mercer High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-29% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-49% (which is approximately equal to the Missouri state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 is lower than the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Missouri state average of 30% (majority Black).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: 7-12
- Enrollment: 68 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 6:1
- Minority Enrollment: 3%
- Graduation Rate: ≥80% (Btm 50% in MO)
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50%
- Math Proficiency: 20-29% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 40-49% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education
Mercer High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Missouri for:
Most improved public schools
Mercer High School's student population of 68 students has declined by 28% over five school years.
The teacher population of 11 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Mercer High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,092 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Mercer High School is 0.06, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (MO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1367 out of 2092 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Mercer High School's ranking?
Mercer High School is ranked #1367 out of 2,092 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Missouri.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
20-29% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MO state average), while 40-49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% MO state average).
What is the graduation rate of Mercer High School?
The graduation rate of Mercer High School is 80%, which is lower than the Missouri state average of 90%.
How many students attend Mercer High School?
68 students attend Mercer High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
97% of Mercer High School students are White, and 3% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Mercer High School?
Mercer High School has a student ration of 6:1, which is lower than the Missouri state average of 13:1.
What grades does Mercer High School offer ?
Mercer High School offers enrollment in grades 7-12
What school district is Mercer High School part of?
Mercer High School is part of North Mercer County R-III School District.
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