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City of Mercer Island Youth & Family Services
2040 84th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040

Mercer Island Youth and Family Services is a unique public/private partnership with the City of Mercer Island toMore provide human services and assistance to residents and families in need. The organization is largely supported by a non-profit foundation and proceeds from sales at the Mercer Island Thrift Shop.

Formerly the site of a the Boys Parental boarding school, the MIYFS is based inside the Luther Burbank Building. Many classes and services are provided here or at the Island's public schools. Community-based services include loss and grief counseling, alcohol and drug prevention and youth development. MIYFS also contracts with other providers to help with domestic violence, sexual abuse and other legal aid. Emergency services, such as a food bank and rent assistance, are also available.

MIYFS also provides student counseling services inside Mercer Island's public schools.

Mercer Island School District #400
4160 86th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040

The Mercer Island School District administers the Island's three elementary schools, middle school, high school andMore alternative high school branch, Crest Learning Center.

The school district is one of the Island's most well-regarded institutions and often cited by residents as the reason they live here. Forbes magazine recognized the district in 2009 as one of the ten best nationwide in small U.S. cities. Measured by test performance, Mercer Island is consistently one of the top districts in Washington state. In 2009, district students achieved the second-highest average score on the state's MSP/HSPE proficiency exams.

The district is led by Superintendent Gary Plano, appointed in 2008, and by a five-member school board, each subject to four-year terms.

Mercer Island Girls' Lacrosse Club
PO Box 444, Mercer Island, WA 98040
MI Girls' Lacrosse  Club runs girls' lacrosse teams on the island. It offers elementary, middle and high schoolMore programs divided into Division 1, 2 and JV teams. Because lacrosse is not a sanctioned FIAA school sport, MI Girls' Lacrosse is operated at the club level. The club's board is made up entirely of parent volunteers. As team and equipment fees can be quite hefty, the club offers scholarships for families who can prove a need for financial assistance. 
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,