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Mercer Island Auto Spa
2730 80th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040

Located in the Mercer Island business district, Auto Spa provides a complete car washing service. Two self serviceMore car wash bays, vacuums, an automatic car wash and a full service detailing area are available. Self service vending machines provide wet towels, Amor All and air freshener products.

Mercer Island resident and owner, Suzanne Skone, received the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce "2009 Business of the Year" award for her business and civic-mindedness. Auto Spa sponsors community fundraisers, such as sports team car washes, with all proceeds benefiting the team. It also offers one free car wash to all new Mercer Island School District employees.

Mercer Island Printing
2690 76th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040
For customers in need of self-service copies or larger professionally-bound projects, Mercer Island Printing is theMore place to go. Opened in 2007, the company is owned by three different local families who all have children in the MI School District. Besides being a quick service print shop with a friendly and knowledgable staff, Mercer Island Printing is also a FedEx authorized ship center. With daily pickups at 11am and 4pm, this location is the only authorized FedEx ship center on Mercer Island. Note that this is a new location for Mercer Island Printing, as the business recently moved just north of its old location.
Mercer Island Education Association
PO Box 470, Mercer Island, WA 98040

The Mercer Island Education Association is a non-profit organization representing and advocating the interests ofMore teachers and education professionals working for the Mercer Island School District.

The teacher's union is part of the WEA-Sammamish UniServ Council, a regional organization primarily of Eastside teachers and organized under the Washington Education Association.

President Tani Lindquist leads the MIEA and was elected in 2010 to a 1-year term.

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 Schools Foundation
4160 86th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040

The Mercer Island Schools Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining and improving education inMore Mercer Island public schools.

The Foundation holds several community fundraisers a year to support the schools, such as the annual Phone-a-Thon Campaign and the Breakfast of Champions event in April. Money raised from those events are invested in hiring more educators for the school district, investing in a new curriculum, buying new textbooks, classroom materials and supporting classroom enrichment and professional development. Last year, the popular Bridge the Gap campaign raised more than $850,000.

Island Park Elementary School
5437 Island Crest Way, Mercer Island, WA 98040

Island Park Elementary School is located in the Mid-Island area of Mercer Island, just north of Island Crest andMore Deane's Children's parks. The school is a 2009 Washington Achievement Award winner, which recognizes its general excellence and science and language arts programs. State MSP test results are high, with 84 percent of students achieving math standards and 89 percent achieving reading standards in 2009. Classrooms are managed by 25 teachers, 49 specialist teachers and other staff.

Island Park is home to the school district's English Language Learners program and Extended Resource Room, and offers extra attention to students through the Hand in Hand paraprofessional program. A before- and after-school child care program and summer day camp, route: {:controller=>"listings", :action=>"show", :id=>"west-mercer-kids-company"} --> are also offered to Island Park students for the 2011-2012 school year at the neighborhood, along the roadway that shares its name. State MSP test results are very high, with 85 percent of students achieving math standards and 94 percent achieving reading standards in 2009. The school's classrooms (2009 staffing) are managed by 32 teachers and 35 specialist teachers and other staff are listed as faculty. West Mercer Elementary hosts the school district's gifted student and preschool programs, and features a before- and after-school day care run by a private contractor,