A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
9100 Se 42nd
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Telephone
(206) 236-3345

Mercer Island High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
85%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1300
218 responses
Average ACT
30
222 responses
AP Enrollment
36%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
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.19 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • Games, dances, assemblies
    33%
  • Assemblies
    18%
  • Senior mural
    12%
  • Senior prank
    8%
  • Parties
    6%
  • Band traditions
    6%
  • Senior Assembly
    6%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,416
Free or Reduced Lunch
5%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.4%
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$12,513/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.35 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.35 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.35 responses
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Mercer Island High School Reviews

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MIHS really cares about image, which can be a good or a bad thing. Academics are big here, enabled by a rich community. Everyone goes to college.

I've never felt unsafe at school. That being said, the administration takes LOTS of care to make sure that suspensions, arrests, suicides or suicide attempts are kept under wraps. We had a moment of silence for a recent alumnus who died from a hiking accident, while two recent alumni who died from drug overdoses this year were never acknowledged.

There's a lot of different food, but of questionable quality. It's nice that the cafeteria is open most of the day (even outside of lunch hours).

BRIDGES sucks! What was once a program with good intentions has become a fiend designed to imprison and bore students out of their minds. Once a week for 45 minutes is far too much.

MIHS definitely has its flaws, but it has been generally happy, safe, and the best education I could hope for in a nearby public school district.
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I really liked my experience at Mercer Island High School so far. Everyone is really nice and the teachers care a lot about each student's progress. However, there are a couple of bad teachers who don't really teach. If the school fixed these teachers, my experience would be even better. Overall though, it was a great experience!
I was a student at Mercer Island High School for all four years. I really did enjoy my time at Mercer Island High School. The administration, staff, and parents provided a good quality of educational, sports, and leadership opportunities. This created a variety of programs that were available for high school students like me to participate in a positive environment with a culture of success. I was able to participate in sports like Track & Field and Basketball while maintaining good grades and a healthy social life. I believe that Mercer Island High School really teaches students how to balance there lives when you are constantly busing.