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Northwest Yeshiva High School
5017 90th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040

Northwest Yeshiva High School, the only Jewish high school in the state, maintains a highly-regarded collegeMore preparatory and Judaic studies curriculum. 

Perched on a hillside in the Mid-Island area above Island Crest Way, the school is a tight-knit community of students and teachers committed to producing well-rounded young adults. Students are also required to perform community service during each school year to foster a strong sense of volunteerism. The school also offers a number of interscholastic sports and electives and maintains strong ties to Israel. More than half of the student body spends a year abroad in Israel before continuing on to college.

Head of School Rabbi Bernie Fox administers both the general and religious curriculums.


Mercer Island High School
9100 SE 42nd St, Mercer Island, WA 98040

Mercer Island High School is the island's only public high school. The school maintains an excellent reputationMore backed by one of the state's highest on-time graduation rates and was recognized as a Blue Ribbon School in 2006.

Based on High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) results in 2009, Mercer Island High had the 11th highest average percent of students passing of 424 high schools in the state — 94 percent of students achieving math and reading standards, 95 percent in reading and 86 percent in science in 2011.

Faculty at the school are also well-credentialed (2011 staffing): Of the 69 classroom teachers on faculty, 17 are certified as National Board Teachers and 67 have Master's Degrees.

The school is not only known for academic excellence. Students are also offered a wide array of award-winning activities in athletics, theatre, music, marching band, broadcast radio station, route: {:controller=>"listings", :action=>"show", :id=>"hot-jamz-kmih-fm"} --> (Hot Jamz KMIH 88.9 FM), liberal arts and various other extracurricular activites. Facilities regularly open to the public showcasing student talent include a state-of-the-art performing arts theatre,