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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Mercer County High School is a public school located in Aledo, IL. It has 395 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 22% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.
Address
1500 S College Ave
Aledo, IL 61231
Telephone
(309) 582-2223
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Mercer County High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1170
11 responses
Average ACT
24
31 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$44,557
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$590
National
$949
Median Home Value
$95,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
395
Free or Reduced Lunch
41%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,220
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.1%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
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Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$10,230/ year
National
$12,239
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Mercer County was a really good school. I transferred from another high school my sophomore year and I didn't know if I would like this new school. When I got there my first day, I never felt so comfortable and confident at any school. It was easy to conversate, the academics are outstanding. It's an all around great school. The athletics, the staff, the students, the clubs, everything is amazing!
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Our school is very small, 385 students walk the halls daily. Many other public schools in larger communities harbor many more students than our small, close-knit community. Due to our smaller numbers, we have less students to participate in clubs, organizations, and group activities. Some of our extracurricular opportunities are basketball(girls and boys), softball, baseball, volley ball(girls), football(boys), dance team, cheerleading, majorettes, flag squad, key club(community service), book club, movie appreciation club, band, jazz band, choir, show choir, music theory, music appreciation. Most of the smaller clubs are book club, movie club, flags, and majorettes. These clubs, on average, receive less attention from faculty/staff. My personal favorite clubs are band, choir, show choir, danced team, and music theory.
Our school spirit is intense, mostly during football season. My sophomore year (2012) we won football 2A state! We have taken a lot of pride in our football team throughout the years taking home a few state titles and a few second place trophies. The stands are always filled on a fall friday night. Our basketball team has supporters, but has not had as much success as our football team.