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Mercer Island High School
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  • Public
  • MERCER ISLAND, WA

Monthly Update

1.30.2024

Mercer Island High School held their first annual Future Islander Night at the school on Thursday. It was a rousing success. Future Islander Night was a chance for parents of current Islander Middle School students and other high school age students and families living on Mercer Island but not enrolled in MISD to visit the high school to learn about classes, curriculum, programs, & school groups. Learn More

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade B+
  3. Teachers
    grade A minus
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B
  6. Administration
    grade C
  7. Sports
    grade A
  8. Food
    grade A minus
  9. Resources & Facilities
    grade B minus

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From Mercer Island High School

Our purpose is to provide students with challenging educational activities and experiences that encourage students to reach their individual potential.

Mercer Island High School (MIHS) is a comprehensive four-year public high school and includes Crest Learning Center – an alternative high school program. Local private and parochial school students also matriculate at Mercer Island High School. There are approximately 1,548 students attending the high school. There are 398 seniors in the Class of 2024. On time graduation rate is 95%. The ethnic breakdown of the student population is 20% Asian, 0.8% African American, 66.6% Caucasian, 3.5% Hispanic/Latino, 0.1% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and 8.7% Multiracial. The full and part-time classroom educational staff totals 103.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
90%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1390
402 responses
Average ACT
31
341 responses
AP Enrollment
36%

MIHS Marching Band To Perform in 2023 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

academic spotlight

The Mercer Island High School Marching Band, was selected to perform in the 2023 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, representing the state of Washington. This will mark the first Parade appearance by the band. The Mercer Island Marching Band will join the Parade to the call of “Let’s Have a Parade,” the iconic phrase that has signaled the start of every Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade since 1924.

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Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade A+
  3. Housing
    grade C+
Median Household Income
$190,985
National
$75,149
Median Rent
$2,315
National
$1,268
Median Home Value
$1,683,600
National
$281,900

Culture & Safety

Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 32 responses
Poll
59%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 32 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 88 responses
  • Games, dances, assemblies
    26%
  • Senior mural
    13%
  • Assemblies
    11%
  • Band traditions
    9%
  • Senior Assembly
    8%
  • Parties
    7%
  • Senior prank
    7%

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Students

Diversity
grade B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,544
Free or Reduced Lunch
4%
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 33 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 33 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,066
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.9%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 43 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 43 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 43 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$15,721 / year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 48 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 48 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 48 responses

Mercer Island High School Reviews

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