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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

  • Grades 1-12
  • 4223 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.

Testing in Washington: An Overview

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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 7

Integrated Math 2
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 2 was 100% in 2011.

Algebra I
 95% (2011)
The state average for Algebra I was 94% in 2011.

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

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

Source: WA OSPI, 2010-2011

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

Grade 11

Integrated Math 2
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 2 was 21% in 2012.

Biology I
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
The state average for Biology I was 35% in 2013.

Algebra I
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 Algebra I was 19% in 2013.

Integrated Math 1
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 1 was 30% in 2013.

Geometry
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
 64% (2011)
The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 12

Integrated Math 2
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 2 was 26% in 2012.

Biology I
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
The state average for Biology I was 34% in 2013.

Algebra I
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 Algebra I was 15% in 2013.

Geometry
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 Geometry was 20% 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

Grade 11
Integrated Math 2This District
Subgroup results not available

Biology IThis District
Subgroup results not available

Algebra IThis District
Subgroup results not available

Integrated Math 1This District
Subgroup results not available

GeometryThis District
Subgroup results not available
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 12
Integrated Math 2This District
Subgroup results not available

Biology IThis District
Subgroup results not available

Algebra IThis District
Subgroup results not available

Integrated Math 1This District
Subgroup results not available

GeometryThis District
Subgroup results not available
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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