Due to weather related cancellations, MHS has extended their school year.
Student make-up days will be Thursday and Friday, June 5 & 6,
and Monday and Tuesday, June 9 & 10.
Final Exams will be held on June 9 & 10.
Graduation will be held at the Radisson on June 11, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Welcome to Merrillville High School: Home of the Pirates,
Success is the Only Option
National Recognition by COSEBOC
(Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color)
Model School by the ICLE
(International Center for Leadership in Education)
US News and World ReportUS New and World Report article
Bronze Rating as One of Nations Best High Schools
INDIANA DISTRICT 1 AWARDS
IASP District 1 Principal of the Year for 2012-13 &
State High School Principal of the Year for 2013-14
District 1 High School Gymnastics Coach of the Year
District 1 High School Athletic Director of the Year
District 1 Middle School Athletic Director of the Year
Coach Joe O’Connell
IHSAA Offensive Coordinator of the Year
Coach Zac Wells
Inducted into St. Joe College Hall of Fame
Merrillville High School Vision Statement
Merrillville High School will be a school that provides each student with challenging opportunities in a culture where creativity, respect and enthusiasm for learning exist, one where all strive to be responsible, motivated citizens of strong character, one that embraces the challenge of serving the needs of our diverse community, and one that promotes a passionate commitment to a championship attitude. We are Merrillville High School, and we carry with us always, our Pirate Pride!
Merrillville High School Mission Statement
Merrillville High School chooses to be a community that is strengthened and enriched by the diversity of our students, families, and staff. Through cultivating intellectual, social, and emotional growth in an inclusive environment where diverse experiences and perspectives are essential, we work to instill the belief that every person is valued for his/her intrinsic worth and is to be treated with dignity and respect. We are committed to promoting equity, literacy, creativity, and critical thinking as essential components of the rigorous education we provide. It is our mission to implement the highest quality education built upon a strong foundation of relationships, experiences, and opportunities that empower students and prepare them for their future roles in a highly competitive and adapting world.