at 5801 Fegenbush Ln, Louisville , 40228
Mercy Academy, in full, The Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, is an all-girls Roman Catholic high school in Louisville, Kentucky that opened in 1885 and is sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. It is in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville, and is currently located on a 24acre campus at 5801 Fegenbush Lane in Southeast Jefferson County near the Hurstbourne Lane Extension, with General Electric's Appliance Park complex on the opposite side of Fegenbush Lane, though hidden from direct view by a wooded buffer zone. Mercy was named a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education in 2000. Ninety-eight percent Mercy students move on to post-secondary education. Enrollment at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year is approximately 544 students. Average ACT score for 2014 is 23 which is above the national average of 21. 25 students have been selected as National Merit finalists and scholars in the past 20 years. Mercy's Service Learning Program has also been nationally recognized. Student-teacher ratio is 14-1. Student-computer ratio is 4-1. 98% of Mercy's students attend college. Students can earn up to 20 hours of college credit through Mercy's application of College Board's Advanced Placement Program. School colors are Mercy Blue (light Columbia Blue) and Gold. In the past 15 years Mercy's Athletic program has generated numerous state championships & titles in addition to 45 regional championships. Mercy is one of 41 schools worldwide that is sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy.
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