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

Mercer Island High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
85%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1300
200 responses
Average ACT
30
198 responses
AP Enrollment
36%

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.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
C+
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
$69,824
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
$11,519/ year
National
$11,890
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

Mercer Island High School Reviews

180 reviews
All Categories
Although Mercer Island High School (MIHS) is a predominantly white school, and being a minority, I did not feel out of place because I feel accepted by all students. MIHS provides many college readiness classes that I believe will help me when I enter college. I like how they offer classes that give college credit and provide college level of difficulty, for example UW courses. MIHS also has a variety of sports. By participating in sports, I believe that students are able to practice and learn time management techniques that will be applicable in the future. As I have matured and time passed, the school culture has changed drastically. There have been more spirit days that most students participated in and there is more of an emphasis for students to attend sports games and to participate in school events (for example, a dodgeball tournament). This has had the most impact on my high school experience because of the newfound school culture.
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In my three years here, I have only had one teacher whom I was unhappy with. He/she was nice, but unorganized and straight up not good at teaching. Fortunately, few teachers are like him/her. Otherwise, most teachers at MIHS are engaging, understanding and knowledgeable in their fields. They are reasonable any very willing to help you outside of class. Quite a few teachers have built very enthusiastic student fan bases! In my opinion, the quality of teachers is the best part of MIHS.
There a variety of extracurricular activities at this school. Most students are currently participating in Key Club, Interact Club, Help Club, International Club, Science Club, Math Club. Students even create their own clubs such as ROCK club, Harry Potter Club, and Badminton Club. There are many after-school activities that many students enjoy to attend, especially sports. Two years ago, there were 70 members participating in badminton. We all had a chance to compete against different schools. It was an amazing experience.