Mercy High School (Farmington Hills, Michigan)

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Mercy High School
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Mercy High School
Address
29300 Eleven Mile Road
Farmington Hills, Michigan, (Oakland County) 48336
United States
Coordinates 42°29′11″N 83°20′11.3″W / 42.48639°N 83.336472°W / 42.48639; -83.336472Coordinates: 42°29′11″N 83°20′11.3″W / 42.48639°N 83.336472°W / 42.48639; -83.336472
Information
Type Private, College-Prep, All-Girls
Motto Women Who Make a Difference
Religious affiliation(s) Catholic,
Sisters of Mercy
Established 1945
Founder Sisters of Mercy
President Cheryl Delaney Kreger, Ed.D. '66
Principal Carolyn Behringer Witte '67
Faculty 80+
Grades 912
Enrollment 725 (2016)
Campus size 25 acres (100,000 m2)
Color(s) Maroon and Gold         
Slogan Educating Women Who Make A Difference
Athletics conference Catholic High School League
Mascot Marlin
Team name Marlins
Accreditation Recognized nationally as an Exemplary Private High School by the United States Department of Education, Mercy has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools since 1951
Average SAT scores Critical Reading – 589, Math – 566, Writing - 628
Average ACT scores 25.2
Publication MOSAIC
Newspaper Newsprint
Yearbook Lore
Tuition $12,635
Dean of Students Eleasha Tarplin
Admissions Director Amy Sill Iacobell and Kelly Stirling McSweeney
Athletic Director Nancy Malinowski
Website

Mercy High School, a Catholic college preparatory school immersed in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, educates and inspires young women of diverse backgrounds to lead and serve with compassion.


History and Tradition[edit]

The Mercy Community

Mercy High School is a Catholic college preparatory school for young women. The Mercy tradition began in 1945 when the Sisters of Mercy opened Our Lady of Mercy High School at Outer Drive and Southfield Roads in Detroit. In 1965, Mercy High School moved to a larger facility at the northeast corner of 11 Mile and Middlebelt Roads in Farmington Hills. Throughout its 69 years as an exemplary high school, over 13,000 students have graduated from Mercy. Traditions include an enriched curriculum that enables 99% of Mercy graduates to attend colleges or universities. The student body is made up of young women from over 70 metropolitan Detroit communities. This broad, inclusive base provides Mercy with a rich, multi-ethnic constituency from diverse, socio-economic backgrounds. The common thread among staff, students and parents is a commitment to academic excellence, cultural diversity and the integration of Mercy Values into daily life.

Mercy Values

Human Dignity Mercy Justice Service Option for the Poor

Awards and Accreditation[edit]

Accreditation

Recognized nationally as an Exemplary Private High School by the United States Department of Education, Mercy has been accredited by AdvanceEd.

Apple Distinguished School 2013 - 2017

Recognized by Apple as a distinguished school for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence.

Notable alumnae[edit]

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