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Hamilton, New Jersey
Mercer County
Mercer County Special Services School District
Mercer High School is a public school located in Hamilton, New Jersey with 243 students in grades 9-12.
Location
1030 Old Trenton Road
Hamilton, NJ 08690
Contact
Principal: Mr. Brian Kozakowski
609-588-8450
brian_kozakowski@mcsssd.org
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Grades
9-12
White 28%
Black 43%
Asian 4%
Hispanic 22%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 2%
School size
243
students
Female 24.3%
Male 75.7%
Economically disadvantaged students 42%
Students with disabilities 100%
English learners 0%
Homeless students 3%
Students in foster care 1%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
61
Grade Percent of total students Students
9th Grade 11%
27
10th Grade 18%
43
11th Grade 19%
47
12th Grade 52%
126
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Crime per 100 students
3.7
Incidents per year
Violence 7
Weapons 0
Vandalism 2
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 0
Total incidents 9
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English 94.2%
Spanish 4.5%
Other 1.2%
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Learn more about Mercer High School.

Mission

Mercer High School is open to students between the ages of fourteen and twenty-one. To meet the needs of our students, we offer an array of academic and therapeutic services to facilitate each student''s successful transition to post-secondary life. The school provides a structured environment with a comprehensive curriculum and behavior management system to offer maximum support to the students. Physical, occupational, speech and language therapies, and individual counseling are available to students based upon their Individualized Educational Plans (IEP).The philosophy of the school is to provide comprehensive educational opportunities that acknowledge the diversity of the students’ academic, vocational and social needs in preparation for the future and the world of work.

Academics

Students are instructed in Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies and World Languages.

Sports

Basketball (Coed), Cheerleading (Coed), Soccer (Coed), Softball (Coed)

Clubs

Programs at Mercer High School provide equal emphasis on both academics and social skills. Students are given the opportunity to participate in several clubs and activities throughout the school year, including student government, interscholastic sports, special olympics, the school musical and the book club.

Programs

MCSSSD families are offered after school programs year round.

Teachers

Teachers and staff are provided with professional development to enhance their knowledge of the most current research and evidence based practices to guide and support student development.

Post high school

A variety of career readiness opportunities are available to students based on interest and ability. The programs allows students to sample different careers while developing job skills. Students learn responsibility and the value of work ethic. Students develop functional skills, which assist them as they prepare for graduation and entry into adult life. The Transition Services department assists students who are interested in obtaining after school or weekend employment. Jobs may be in-district or in the community. Transition can act as a liaison between the employer and student/worker ensuring a smooth process for students as they begin their employment career.Students who participate in our vocational programs are given opportunities to job sample early on in their vocational training under the direct guidance of a job coach and support personnel. Closer to graduation, they may participate in either unpaid or paid structured learning experiences.

Supports

As an out of district placement for special education students, we offer several levels of support including small class sizes, low student to teacher ratios, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, behavioral support and counseling services.

Health

Physical education is received at least one time per week. Recess is offered daily. Breakfast programs are offered.

Parents

A PTO is active. A wide array of community-based instruction and career exploration trips are planned throughout the year allowing students to be exposed to a variety of jobs and real-life situations.

Facilities

The building is air conditioned to assist our student''s medical needs and to accommodate the temperatures during the ESY program. The building is wheelchair accessible.

School safety

Mercer High School has a safety committee that meets to discuss the safety procedures, outcomes of safety practice drills and necessary improvements to the safety plan.

Technology

Technology is present throughout the district, specifically augmentative and alternative communication options for students with significant language difficulties.

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