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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Mercer County Senior High School is a public school located in Harrodsburg, KY. It has 836 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 58% in reading.
Address
1124 Moberly Rd
Harrodsburg, KY 40330
Telephone
(859) 733-7160
Website

Mercer County Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
101 responses
AP Enrollment
25%
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Living in the Area
C+
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
$31,794
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$566
National
$949
Median Home Value
$104,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
57%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
29%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Homecoming Week
    50%
  • Soccer games
    33%
  • Band
    17%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
836
Free or Reduced Lunch
45%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
75%
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
$53,875
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.7%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 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
$10,543/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
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Mercer County Senior High School Reviews

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Challenged me with essays and projects. I would like to see them change in, making sure every student feels welcomed, and to just keep in mind that every students is the same no matter their ethnicity , the staff is great. I would just like to see them bring some issues aware instead of acting like everything is alright, in my opinion it would help a lot of students. Diversity in my opinion is very poor at this school and some students tend to take advantage of that and use that to their advantage to bring other students down, due to their race. I personally wish my high school experience would've gone better, but thankfully it shaped me to the person I am today with a even bigger and more open heart in order to not be like some people at this high school.
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The overall high school experience has been great. Although, sometimes the teachers act like they aren't willing to explain concepts further or in a different way if you do not understand. Many people seemed to be more focused on athletics than education sometimes as well.
I enjoyed the multitude of teachers involved within the education system. All of the teachers that I encountered seemed to generally care about the student body and wanted to help out wherever possible. I also really enjoyed the excellent extra-curricular activities; our boys track team has won back to back state championships and many of our other sports regularly win regionals.