The public-school system is one thing many children have in common, and the Mercer Island School District has one of the best rankings in the nation.
The Mercer Island School District consists of 4 elementary school (Lakeridge, Island Park, West Mercer, and Northwood), 1 middle school (Islander), and 1 high school (Mercer Island). Additionally, there is an alternative school, called the Crest Learning Center.
In 2017 alone, they’ve received numerous district achievements, including the hold metal ranking for Best High Schools, but U.S. News & World Report, the 2016 Washington Achievement Award, winning the regional robotics competition, and the Mercer Island High School Jazz Band earning the top award at the Spokane Festival. And that’s not including many other prestigious awards for individual graduates, or other clubs’ achievements.
The Mercer Island school district has long been known as one of the best in the Greater Seattle Region. According to U.S. News, the Mercer Island High School is ranked #419 in all the United States, which is out of 28,500 national high schools, and was awarded the coveted gold metal. MIHS is also ranked #7 in Washington State, and #139 in STEM high schools. In Science, English, and Mathematics, the MIHS ranks well-above the state averages.
On GreatSchools.org, most Mercer Island schools are rated a 10 out of 10, highlighted by various glowing reviews. With an average ratio of 20 children per teacher, 197 students her counselor, and 10% of teachers having three or more years of teaching experience, they are above state averages.
Mercer Island has a 94% graduation rate.
Though the Mercer Island curriculum is rigorous, 35% of all students take higher level or AP classes, with an average of 80% passing 1 or more AP exams.
Though these are recent 2017 results, the Mercer Island School District has a proven track record of placing a high importance on education, higher learning, and creating a balance between education and community services.
The Mercer Island School District has sought out to prepare their students for the rigor of life and their future higher learning. By creating a balance between traditional, digital, and innovative learning styles, they allow personalized learning for each child. Their district wide educational framework, is created to work together from Elementary, all the way to High School, ingraining tradition, passion, and drive.
Windermere Mercer Island
DREAM ISLAND RETREAT
7915 Southeast 67th Street, Mercer Island • MLS# 1134784
$1,598,000 • 4 Bedrooms • 2.5 Bathrooms • 3,030 Square Feet • 17,906 Lot Size
Set on nearly half an acre of sun-drenched privacy, this brilliant home awaits you. Genuine Buchan quality shines through the open floor plan. Elegant gathering spaces flow into the family room and open, island-style kitchen—cooking is a delight on stainless steel appliances and granite surfaces. Head down to the fireside rec room, enjoy sunsets on the west-facing ironwood deck, or get your game on in the lit sport court and expansive, level lawn beyond. Schools, parks & the shopping center are just a stroll away from this ideal neighborhood.
3309 72nd Place Southeast, Mercer Island • MLS# 1134843
$1,250,000 • 4 Bedrooms • 2.25 Bathrooms • 2,420 Square Feet • 9,000 Lot Size
Available on the market for the first time! This custom-built home offers classic beauty and recent upgrades—move right in with fresh exterior paint, new flooring and new appliances. Double-door entry with new Terrazzo flooring opens to the light-filled living room—featuring iconic open-beam ceilings, clerestory windows and new hardwoods. Beautiful Shoji doors slide open to reveal a spacious dining area. Generous sky-lit kitchen offers new stainless steel appliances plus a breakfast bar and casual dining area. Fireside family room with integrated library shelving and vaulted open-beam ceilings. Spacious master suite plus three additional bedrooms; the 4th bedroom has a private ¾ bath for guests or a nanny. You’ll love the private First Hill location on a peaceful cul-de-sac near parks, restaurants, shopping and I-90 access.
A CUSTOM BUILT DREAM
4106 78th Avenue Southeast, Mercer Island • MLS# 1136921
$1,978,000 • 4 Bedrooms • 3.25 Bathrooms • 5,060 Square Feet • 19,312 Lot Size
This stunning, custom built home is a testament to quality craftsmanship and timeless Northwest Contemporary design. Offering expansive spaces for gathering and relaxation, it is tucked privately back off the street and all focus is towards the serene, green backyard. A coveted Mercer Island location with top-rated schools and easy I-90 access to Seattle/Bellevue make this an ideal place to call home!