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Mercer Island School District

GreatSchools Rating: 10 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
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4160 86th Ave Se
Mercer Island, WA 98040
King County
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PH: (206) 236-3300
FAX: (360) 398-8966

  • Grade n/a
  • 4305 students
  • 5 schools

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 MSP Results

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 3

Reading
 95% (2013)
 92% (2012)
 92% (2011)
 92% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

Math
 89% (2013)
 90% (2012)
 89% (2011)
 85% (2010)
The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 4

Reading
 89% (2013)
 91% (2012)
 92% (2011)
 91% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

Writing
 88% (2013)
 89% (2012)
 88% (2011)
 89% (2010)
The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

Math
 86% (2013)
 88% (2012)
 85% (2011)
 86% (2010)
The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 5

Reading
 89% (2013)
 91% (2012)
 93% (2011)
 92% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

Science
 89% (2013)
 90% (2012)
 90% (2011)
 63% (2010)
The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

Math
 84% (2013)
 90% (2012)
 89% (2011)
 85% (2010)
The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 6

Reading
 91% (2013)
 88% (2012)
 92% (2011)
 89% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

Math
 90% (2013)
 90% (2012)
 90% (2011)
 87% (2010)
The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 7

Reading
 90% (2013)
 91% (2012)
 88% (2011)
 92% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

Writing
 94% (2013)
 95% (2012)
 94% (2011)
 94% (2010)
The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

Math
 89% (2013)
 88% (2012)
 89% (2011)
 86% (2010)
The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 8

Reading
 83% (2013)
 88% (2012)
 89% (2011)
 90% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

Science
 88% (2013)
 93% (2012)
 90% (2011)
 89% (2010)
The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

Math
 84% (2013)
 89% (2012)
 78% (2011)
 88% (2010)
The state average for Math was 53% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2011-2012 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8.
  • The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Testing in Washington: An Overview

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 MSP Results by Subgroup

 
The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 3
ReadingThis District
All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanic79%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Low income80%
Not low income96%
Special education71%
Not special education98%

MathThis District
All Students89%
Female93%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic57%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income80%
Not low income90%
Special education65%
Not special education92%
Limited English80%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 4
ReadingThis District
All Students89%
Female92%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian89%
Asian/Pacific Islander87%
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income73%
Not low income90%
Special education68%
Not special education93%

WritingThis District
All Students88%
Female93%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income73%
Not low income89%
Special education69%
Not special education92%

MathThis District
All Students86%
Female85%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income47%
Not low income87%
Special education60%
Not special education90%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 5
ReadingThis District
All Students89%
Female93%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic94%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income60%
Not low income90%
Special education64%
Not special education92%

ScienceThis District
All Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic88%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income53%
Not low income91%
Special education67%
Not special education91%

MathThis District
All Students84%
Female84%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic75%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income60%
Not low income85%
Special education48%
Not special education88%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 6
ReadingThis District
All Students91%
Female92%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian87%
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income56%
Not low income92%
Special education57%
Not special education94%

MathThis District
All Students90%
Female90%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income69%
Not low income91%
Special education59%
Not special education94%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 7
ReadingThis District
All Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanic77%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income69%
Not low income91%
Special education61%
Not special education93%

WritingThis District
All Students94%
Female96%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic94%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Low income94%
Not low income94%
Special education71%
Not special education96%

MathThis District
All Students89%
Female87%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic65%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income63%
Not low income90%
Special education50%
Not special education92%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 8
ReadingThis District
All Students83%
Female84%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian84%
Asian/Pacific Islander84%
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Not low income83%
Special education36%
Not special education87%

ScienceThis District
All Students88%
Female89%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Not low income89%
Special education43%
Not special education93%

MathThis District
All Students84%
Female82%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Not low income85%
Special education32%
Not special education89%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2011-2012 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8.
  • The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington.
  • The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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 HSPE Results

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 10

Reading
 90% (2013)
 93% (2012)
 94% (2011)
 95% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

Science
 86% (2011)
 82% (2010)
The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

Writing
 92% (2013)
 94% (2012)
 95% (2011)
 96% (2010)
The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

Math
 81% (2010)
The state average for Math was 42% in 2010.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2011-2012 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams.
  • The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Testing in Washington: An Overview

See Washington's state standards

Compare all elementary, middle and high schools in this district

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 HSPE Results by Subgroup

 
The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 10
ReadingThis District
All Students90%
Female92%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income80%
Not low income91%
Special education81%
Not special education91%

WritingThis District
All Students92%
Female96%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Low income93%
Not low income92%
Special education73%
Not special education94%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2011-2012 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams.
  • The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington.
  • The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Testing in Washington: An Overview

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 EOC Results

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 8

Integrated Math 2
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 2 was 99% in 2013.

Biology I
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
The state average for Biology I was 97% in 2013.

Algebra I
 100% (2013)
 99% (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Algebra I was 82% in 2013.

Integrated Math 1
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 1 was 97% in 2013.

Geometry
 100% (2013)
 100% (2012)
 100% (2011)
The state average for Geometry was 99% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 9

Integrated Math 2
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 2 was 96% in 2013.

Biology I
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
The state average for Biology I was 82% in 2013.

Algebra I
 99% (2013)
 87% (2012)
 93% (2011)
The state average for Algebra I was 54% in 2013.

Integrated Math 1
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 1 was 53% in 2013.

Geometry
 100% (2013)
 99% (2012)
 100% (2011)
The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 10

Integrated Math 2
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 2 was 61% in 2013.

Biology I
 89% (2013)
 88% (2012)
The state average for Biology I was 66% in 2013.

Algebra I
 30% (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
 81% (2011)
The state average for Algebra I was 22% in 2013.

Integrated Math 1
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 1 was 28% in 2013.

Geometry
 98% (2013)
 80% (2012)
 95% (2011)
The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2011-2012 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in algebra I, geometry, integrated math I, integrated math II, and biology.
  • The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Testing in Washington: An Overview

See Washington's state standards

Compare all elementary, middle and high schools in this district

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 EOC Results by Subgroup

 
The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 8
Integrated Math 2This District
Subgroup results not available

Biology IThis District
Subgroup results not available

Algebra IThis District
All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Not low income100%
Not special education100%

Integrated Math 1This District
Subgroup results not available

GeometryThis District
All Students100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Not low income100%
Not special education100%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 9
Integrated Math 2This District
Subgroup results not available

Biology IThis District
Subgroup results not available

Algebra IThis District
All Students99%
Female97%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Not low income99%
Special education100%
Not special education98%

Integrated Math 1This District
Subgroup results not available

GeometryThis District
All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Not low income100%
Not special education100%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 10
Integrated Math 2This District
Subgroup results not available

Biology IThis District
All Students89%
Female91%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income77%
Not low income89%
Special education59%
Not special education91%

Algebra IThis District
All Students30%
Female32%
Male29%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White32%
Not low income33%
Not special education41%

Integrated Math 1This District
Subgroup results not available

GeometryThis District
All Students98%
Female98%
Male99%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Not low income98%
Not special education98%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2011-2012 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in algebra I, geometry, integrated math I, integrated math II, and biology.
  • The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington.
  • The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Testing in Washington: An Overview

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 Teachers

 
Teacher Experience
Information about this data
Source: 1WA OSPI, 2009-2010
 This DistrictState Average
Average years educational experience11212
Teacher Education Levels
Information about this data
Source: 1WA OSPI, 2009-2010
 This DistrictState Average
Master's degree or higher176%66%
Student-Teacher Ratio
Information about this data
Source: 1WA OSPI, 2009-2010
 This DistrictState Average
Students per classroom teacher11717

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 Students

 
Student Ethnicity
Information about this data
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010
EthnicityThis DistrictState Average
White73%64%
Asian/Pacific Islander20%9%
Hispanic2%16%
Black1%6%
American Indian/Alaskan Native<1%3%
Unspecified3%n/a
Student Subgroups
Information about this data
Source: 1WA OSPI, 2009-2010
 This DistrictState Average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program13%42%
Special education110%13%
Transitional bilingual12%8%

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 Spending Per Pupil

 

Finance data was not reported for this district.

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