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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Mercer Island School District is a top rated, public school district located in Mercer Island, WA. It has 4,522 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 83% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.

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  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Middle Schools in Mercer Island School District

High Schools in Mercer Island School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
83%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1340
387 responses
Average ACT
30
374 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,522
Free or Reduced Lunch
3.2%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,066
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.2%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$15,721/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    54%
  • Support Services
    40%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$142,413
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,977
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,135,200
National
$184,700

Mercer Island School District Reviews

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I went through the entire MISD from K-12. The district has its issues, of course, but the overall levels of education and resources offered are amazing. It's hard to recognize this while going there because surrounding schools (e.g. Bellevue School District) are also of high quality. Teachers were generally on the better side (hey, they do what they can with a bunch of kids). Because it's a wealthy area, funding isn't an issue. It is a privileged place, though, and it's hard for kids there (I think) to fully recognize that. People don't brag about it or anything, it's just an underlying thing. There's competition (mostly in high school), but I wouldn't say it's unbearable. Most of it comes from the kids on themselves.
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Most classes at Mercer Island High School are great and engaging and you learn a lot. The science classes can be a little too easy sometimes if you really want to learn a lot. Students have to take two science classes at the same time if they want to take more advanced science courses. The teachers are very helpful and most of them are good at keeping you engaged and conveying concepts effectively. There are plenty of math courses, both more basic for people who struggle with math and more advanced for people who are passionate about it. The English and History teachers are great. Mercer Island also has an amazing band program.
Loved my experience at Mercer Island, the teachers are great, the activities are diverse. Mercer Island has great facilities, food, and STEM program. I would highly recommend attending Mercer Island and getting involved in sports, music and other clubs.