Mercer Island school information

IndexMercer IslandWashingtonNational
Average Test Scores83%48%49%
Student/Teacher ratio20:120:116:1
Total public schools71,99179,221
Total private schools654824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1477,963
The Mercer Island, WA educational system consists of 7 public schools, 6 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Mercer Island public schools have average test scores of 83% which is 72% higher than than the Washington average and 69% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Mercer Island public schools is 20:1, compared to 20:1 in Washington and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 98.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 98.1% have completed high school, 78.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 14.8% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Mercer Island are 69% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 7 public schools in Mercer Island.
  • 98.2% of people in Mercer Island have completed 8th grade.
  • 98.1% of people in Mercer Island have completed high school.
  • 78.2% of people in Mercer Island have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Mercer Island

IndexMercer IslandWashingtonNational
Completed 8th grade98.2%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school98.1%86.6%83.0%
Completed some college92.9%67.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree82.9%43.3%38.5%
Completed bachelors78.2%33.6%30.3%
Completed masters36.7%12.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree14.8%3.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate4.1%1.5%1.3%

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Cottage Lake, WA23,84581%65%
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Mercer Island, WA24,46783%69%

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Mercer Island, WA24,46783%69%
Source: The Mercer Island, WA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.