Mercer School

2690 W Margaret St.
Mercer, WI 54547

Office: 715-476-2154

Mr. Erik Torkelson, District Administrator


Welcome to the Mercer School District’s Web Site


The Mercer School District is a pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade school at a single site. Our District is located in southern Iron County in northwestern Wisconsin, approximately 20 miles south of the City of Hurley, the county seat. The District encompasses 198 square miles and includes the entire Town of Mercer. Current enrollment is 140 students.


Mercer teachers are highly trained and fully qualified under state and federal standards. The District provides children with high quality educational programming in a small school atmosphere. We facilitate student learning. Set in a rural environment, the Mercer School provides the necessary individual instruction based on each child’s needs. Our teachers know their students and work with their parents to help insure the success of each child.


Students in the Mercer School are academically challenged in courses that prepare them for a post-secondary education as well as for life after school. Mercer students generally score at or above the Wisconsin state average on college entrance exams. Many graduates have gone on to compete in advanced fields to include medicine, law, engineering, physics, and architecture.


Our facility is 100% connected with the Internet and we have a 1 to 2 ratio of students to computers. The District installed fiber optics cabling which allows us to offer our students advanced course and an advanced placement curriculum over instructional television and the Internet. The Mercer Environmental Tourism Charter School (METCS) is a separate school from the Mercer High School under the direction of a separate governing council. METCS allows students to access hands on work in exploring a tourism or environmental career field.


The Mercer School serves as the focus of community activities. Our school is considered a “lighted schoolhouse” as we offer a daily after school program. We offer adult programs and allow community groups access to our entire facility.


All in all, Mercer students acquire their formal education in a family orientated, diverse, friendly, and warm environment that encourages each child to excel to their potential. Please take this opportunity to view our website which contains student projects, directories, links to other sites, and more specific District information.