Principal's Message

 Vicki Pucket

Hello Islander Parents:

2014 is nearly over, and winter break is upon us. Many of our seniors are challenged with submitting college applications, keeping up with their coursework, and making important decisions about their futures, all while trying to juggle the joys of being a teenager. In my interactions with our students, I try to remind them that what they are feeling is normal for this time of the school year. It is also an important reminder for us, the adults in their lives, to encourage and support them, as they are still children (whether they think they are or not!).  Read more...




Latest Mercer Island High School Headlines

Latest District Headlines

  • Three MISD teachers earn National Board Certification

    Three Mercer Island teachers recently earned National Board Certification. The certification process is a rigorous, peer-reviewed process that ensures Board-certified teachers have proven skills to advance student achievement. Read more...
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    • MIHS senior nominated to attend future technology leaders event at Harvard

      Mercer Island High School (MIHS) senior Yu Cao, who goes by Roy, has been nominated to attend the 2015 Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders at Harvard University in Boston, Mass. Read more...
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  • School district earns Apple Distinguished Program recognition

    The Mercer Island School District announced today that its program to implement iPad technology into the student learning experience has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program for 2014-16. The Apple Distinguished Program designation is reserved for programs that meet criteria for innovative learning and teaching, visionary leadership, ongoing professional learning, compelling evidence of success, and those that demonstrate Apple’s vision of exemplary, flexible learning environments.Read more...
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  • Bellevue, Mercer Island school districts study later start times for high schools

    Today Bellevue School District Superintendent Dr. Tim Mills and Mercer Island School District Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano announced the formation of the joint High School Start-Time Committee to explore possible implications of changing start times, including the impacts on academics, athletics, activities, and various before and after school commitments. Recommendations would be submitted to the superintendents no later than June 30, 2015. Read more...
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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.