Mercer Island High School

  • Mercer Island High School serves 1,464 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 85-89% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 51%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is ≥99% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 62%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Mercer Island High School placed in the top 1% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Washington state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Washington state average of 44%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Mercer Island High School's student population of 1,464 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 72 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2006)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,464 students
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Total Classroom Teachers72 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Mercer Island High School is ranked within the top 1% of all 2,014 schools in Washington (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Mercer Island High School is 0.47, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WA)
Overall School Rankn/a
25%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)85-89%
51%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≥99%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:119:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
21%
7%
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Hispanic
4%
22%
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Black
1%
4%
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White
70%
56%
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Two or more races
4%
7%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Mercer Island High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WA.
Diversity Score0.470.41
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Graduation Rate
94%
81%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
3%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMercer Island School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

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