Asa Mercer Middle school is located in the diverse Beacon Hill community. Our school is home to families from all over the world. We are an international community of learners: opening a door to the world. At Mercer every student is a reader, writer, mathematician, scientist, and thinker. Our mission is to create and sustain the first high-performing, high poverty middle school in the state of Washington. We believe that all of our students, 78% of whom live in poverty, can excel.