Principal's Message

 Vicki Pucket

Hello Islander Parents: 

Fall is finally here with full blown autumn weather, students buckling down on their studies and homecoming week already behind us. This year is flying by fast! Thank you to all of our volunteer parents who helped with Homecoming. In my newsletters I try to be brief, knowing you have such busy lives and don’t have a lot of time in your schedules. Read More

Latest Mercer Island High School Headlines

  • Modified Block Schedule Week of 10/12

    The week of October 12th -16th will a special modified block schedule. Tuesday October 13th will have 5 BLOCK PERIODS (1, 2, 3, 5, 7) and on Wednesday October 14th after the special activities there will be 2 BLOCK PERIODS (4 and 6.) Which lunch students attend will be determined by their 3rd period teacher. Please click the following links for the class schedule and lunch schedule.

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  • Special Activities Information for Wed October 14th

    Click HERE for more information on the special activities (including the PSAT Test) of October 14th.

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  • Picture Retake Day

    Friday October 16th will be picture retake day.  Photographers will be at MIHS from 7:30AM until 1:30PM.  Retakes are for both students that have not yet gotten their picture taken and those who were unsatisfied with their initial pictures.

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    MIHS student registration

    Please go to the Counseling Department webpage for information about new student registration as well as information about Add/Drop forms and counselor availability.

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  • Athletic Fee Increase for 2015-2016

    The Athletic Fee for the 2015-2016 school year will increase by $15.00 per sport to $190.00.  Pay for two sports and the third sport's fee is waived for the year.  There is also a $760.00 cap per family, per year.
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Latest Headlines

  • District Schools working to "Stomp out Bullying" in October

    Oct.12 2015 –The Mercer Island School District has begun a month-long campaign to teach skills to empower students to take a stand against bullying, harrassment and discrimination. October is a month for standing up for others. It has been designated National Bullying Prevention month and National Disability Awareness month. read more...

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  • New families meet school administrators and parent ambassadors

    Oct. 9, 2015 - Dozens of Islander families new this fall to Mercer Island schools, came to the High School Commons on Wednesday evening, October 7, to meet school district leaders, educators and each other. Read more..

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  • 53 Mercer Island High School students are named National Merit Commended students

    Oct. 2, 2015 – Last month the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the selection of eight Mercer Island High School (MIHS) students as National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. Today, the NMSC has announced the names of 53 Mercer Island High School students as National Merit Commended students. Read more...

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  • Mercer Island juniors and seniors achieve outstanding results on 2015 ACT test

    September 30, 2015 - Once again, Mercer Island High School juniors and seniors students showed that they are well prepared for college, earning high scores on the 2015 ACT test. ACT test scores are used to apply for admission to colleges across the United States and around the world. Read more...

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  • District responds to concerns about tag

    September 25, 2015 - The ‘hands-off’ policy intended for unstructured play and recess however well intended, has led to confusion, false reporting and is clearly not supported by many staff and many parents. Although the plan was focused on keeping students safe, it lacked stakeholder participation and support. Read more...

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  • Eight Mercer Island High School students named National Merit semifinalists

    September 14, 2015 – Last week, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the selection of eight Mercer Island High School (MIHS) students as National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. Read more...


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  • Mercer Island School District receives national recognition

    Mercer Island School District (MISD) was recognized nationally by two organizations recently. StartClass, an education research website, named MISD the top public school district in Washington state, and Newsweek ranked Mercer Island High School (MIHS) as one of the top 500 high schools in the nation. Read more...
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  • State Releases MISD Adequate Yearly Progress Status

    In 2014 and again this year, the U.S. Department of Education declined to renew the State of Washington’s conditional Elementary and Secondary Education Act Flexibility Waiver for schools receiving Title I, Part A funds. As a result, all schools and school districts in the State of Washington are subject to the federal No Child Left Behind Act. This non-renewal requires the State to return to determining Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for school districts.  More info ...

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About MIHS

The Mercer Island School District has one comprehensive high school, one middle school, three elementary schools and the Crest Learning Center – an alternative high school program. Crest grades are housed on the MIHS transcript. Local private and parochial school students also matriculate to Mercer Island High School. 94% of high school age students on Mercer Island attend Mercer Island High School. There are approximately 4,045 students attending school in the district, of which approximately 1,448 are in grades 9-12 at Mercer Island High School.