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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Mercer Area Senior High School is an above average, public school located in Mercer, PA. It has 374 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
Address
545 W Butler St
Mercer, PA 16137
Telephone
(724) 662-5104
Website

Mercer Area Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1170
72 responses
Average ACT
27
8 responses
AP Enrollment
10%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$48,317
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$593
National
$949
Median Home Value
$107,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 15 responses
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  • Prom
    40%
  • Cedar Point trip
    27%
  • Choir Concerts
    13%
  • Musical!
    13%
  • Homecoming Parade
    7%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
374
Free or Reduced Lunch
33%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,476
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.7%
38%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,806/ year
National
$12,239
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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Mercer Area Senior High School Reviews

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The teachers at Mercer Area Senior High are amazing. There are many opportunities to learn at Mercer. Mercer has classes that can be beneficial for life. From financial algebra (learning about taxes, insurance, stock, etc.) to Government classes. There are many academic choices as well. there are multiple bands, multiple sport, an amazing speech team, and many more! It is an outstanding school to attend
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I've been going to Mercer Area High School for about 6 years and there is no other high school I would have rather gone to. The extracurricular activities and sports are so diverse and open to anyone. The academic system is also diverse, from physics to journalism to concert choir, there is something for everyone. The teachers and staff are so kind and approachable and willing to help anyone in need any time a student needs it. It is also a safe place to be; an off duty police officer will stay there throughout the school day. The environment is calming and relaxing, it is a great place for an education.
My favorite part of this school was the teachers. It was obvious to see in them a level of excitement and love for what they taught that made the experience more enjoyable and worthwhile. I would love to see the school receive more funding, for I know that it would be used well.