Mercy High School (Omaha, Nebraska)

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Mercy High School
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Where Mercy Girls Become Women of Mercy
Address
1501 South 48th Street
Omaha, Nebraska, (Douglas County), 68106-2504
United States
Coordinates 41°14′41″N 95°59′6″W / 41.24472°N 95.98500°W / 41.24472; -95.98500Coordinates: 41°14′41″N 95°59′6″W / 41.24472°N 95.98500°W / 41.24472; -95.98500
Information
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
President Sr. Delores Hannon, RSM
Principal Sarah Regan
Grades 912
Enrollment 390 (2013)
Average class size 19
Student to teacher ratio 13:1
Color(s) Blue and Gold         
Team name Monarchs
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
Tuition Negotiated
Affiliation Sisters of Mercy
Athletic Director Holly McCoy
Website

Mercy High School is a private, all-girls, Roman Catholic high school in Omaha, Nebraska, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Omaha. It is the only high school in Omaha with a negotiated tuition program, so each family meets with the President at the start of each academic year to agree upon what they will pay for tuition. Mercy has approximately 385 students with 24 percent being minority. They have 95 percent of the graduating class going to college.[2]

Background[edit]

Mercy High School is one of 41 high schools owned and operated by the Sisters of Mercy. [3]

In 2012 Brooks Humphreys, a Social Studies teacher at Mercy, won second place in the teachers edition of Jeopardy!.[4]

Activities[edit]

Omaha Mercy is a member of the Nebraska School Activities Association. They have won the following NSAA State Championships:[5]

  • Girls Volleyball – 1978
  • Girls Basketballnone (Runner-Up 1981)
  • Girls Soccernone (Runner-Up 2007)
  • Speech – none (Runner-Up 2009)

References[edit]

  1. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Retrieved 2009-06-23. [dead link]
  2. ^ Jonathon Braden. "Mercy principal's 43-year education career draws to a close". Retrieved 2013-05-10. 
  3. ^ MHS. "Mercy High School Web site". Retrieved 2007-05-10. 
  4. ^ Valerie Novotny. "Mercy teacher 2nd on 'Jeopardy!'". Retrieved 2013-05-10. 
  5. ^ NSAA. "Nebraska State Activities Association Web site". Retrieved 2007-05-10. 

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