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Mercer County Senior High School serves approximately 900 students in grades 9 through 12 in a state-of-the-art building that includes an auditorium, an open cafeteria concept, a 2500-seat gymnasium, a beautiful Media Center with updated electronic and print materials, an engineering classroom, computer lab and mobile lab options for students, lecture/lab science classrooms, a welding lab, a spacious greenhouse and a performing arts wing for our band, choral and art programs. In addition, our students are able to take advantage of the Harrodsburg Area Technical Center for industrial, medical and technology offerings and the Sports Complex for weightlifting.
Our staff consists of 6 administrators, 55 teachers and over 25 support staff members that work as a team to meet the needs of our students. 72% of our teachers have a master’s degree or higher with the average years of teaching experience for the faculty at 11.3 years. Our teachers support the students through their academic course offerings, an Advisor-Advisee structure of approximately 20 students per teacher and additional support through before and after school tutoring and consistent parent contact.
Our students are constantly recognized for both their academic and athletic achievements. Mercer County Senior High School continues to make gains in all academic areas, especially the ACT. Our most recent ACT scores from Spring of 2016 resulted in a composite score of 19.9, representing a gain of more than half a point from 2015! Five of our students participated in the 2017 Governor’s Scholars Program and we had one student chosen for the Gatton Academy at Western Kentucky University. FFA and FCCLA demonstrate consistent success at both state and national competitions throughout the school year. Some of our achievements so far have included:
Welding Team and Agricultural Mechanics were Region Champions.
FFA Parliamentary Procedure team were Region Champions and State Runner-up.
Football team advanced to the state quarterfinals in Class 4A.
Boys Soccer were District and Region Champions and played in the state tournament.
Band made it to the semi-final round of the state competition.
Girls Cross Country team were state qualifiers.
Our students have raised over $8,000 for the Pennies for Patients drive that is ran by the FCCLA club. Last year we were the #1 school in Kentucky and Southern Indiana.
MCSH hosted its annual Veteran’s Day Program in November and had several veterans in attendance.
Cheerleaders were Region Champions.
Dance team were Region Champions.
At our last blood drive, we registered nearly 80 donors! A great way of keeping our streak going of being the number 1 high school in the state of Kentucky!
Future Problem Solving Team were District Champions and competed in Regionals.
Boys Basketball were District Champions and Region Runner-up.
Girls Basketball were District, Region and STATE CHAMPIONS!
Boys Track were Region and STATE CHAMPIONS!
Girls Track were Region Runner-Up
Environthon Team placed 5th in the state competition.
Softball team were District Champions.
Titan Learning Days have been a success so far.
Students at Mercer Senior High School have the opportunity to take a variety of college-level courses during their high school career. Advanced Placement courses that are offered include: AP Studio Art, AP 2D Art, AP 3D Art, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Language, AP Literature, AP Statistics, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP U.S. History, AP World History, AP Psychology and AP Spanish. In addition, students may take Pre-AP English II, Pre-AP Algebra II, Pre-AP Geometry, Pre-AP Biology, Pre-Calculus / Trigonometry in preparation for higher level honors courses. Finally, students have the opportunity to receive free dual-credit college credit through Morehead State University and Campbellsville University in many different areas.
Our high school has been focused on developing Career Pathways for our students to provide them with a focus while in high school that can benefit their future choice in a career. Possible pathway options at Mercer County Senior High School include: Agricultural Power and Technical, Animal Science Systems, Agriculture Education, Horticulture and Plant Systems, Multimedia, Retailing/Wholesale, English, Engineering, Medical, Science, Sports Medicine, Social Studies, Consumer and Family Management, Early Childhood, Education, Fundamentals of Teaching, and Culinary Food Services. Additionally, students can access these career pathways at the Harrodsburg Technical Center: Welding/Manufacturing, Carpentry/Construction, Electricity/Construction, Web Design/Office Technology, Automotive Repair/Transmission, Nursing/Health Services, Networking/Information Technology.
Research has shown an important link between a student’s academic achievement and being connected to at least one activity or staff member at school. Our students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of clubs, including Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Key Club, Beta Club, Teens Against Tobacco Use (TATU), Book Club, Future Farmers of America (FFA), Spanish Club, National Honors Society, Music Club, Unity Club, Engineering Club, Politics and Business Club, Science Bowl Club, Y Club, Art Club, Pep Club, FCCLA and Student Council. Our students can also participate in Marching Band, concert band, choir, drama productions (Fall play and Spring musical), the Mercer Revue (Spring variety show performance) and art activities outside of school. Titan Athletic opportunities include football, volleyball, soccer (girls and boys), cross-country (girls and boys), cheerleading, Dance Team, basketball (girls and boys), archery, baseball, softball, track (girls and boys), golf (girls and boys) and tennis (girls and boys).
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