Mercy High School


  1. Mercy High School's Graduation rate is 99%. Percentage of students going on to post-secondary education is 95%. Percentage of students completing College Board approved A-G courses - 95%.
  2. In a typical year, our Seniors earn $40,000/student in college scholarships. The 2019 graduating class earned $1.1 Million in scholarship dollars.
  3. The tradition of Mercy High School began in 1882. The school has been in operation for 136 years
  4. Outstanding Faculty:
    1. Clayton Baumgartner graduated from Mount Angel Seminary in Oregon with degrees in philosophy and literature in 2013. In May of 2018, Ryan finished the theology program at St. Patrick’s Seminary & University earning a Masters in Divinity and an MA in Theology.
    2. Mr. Hung Vu holds a BA degree in Fine Arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago, specializing in Photography and Visual Arts Communications. He retired from the Chicago Tribune in August 2008. Since then he has been an active freelancer, providing images for the Chicago Sun-Times, the Orange County Register, the LA Times, The Chico Enterprise-Record, and Redding Record Searchlight.
    3. Dr. Figueroa has earned a Masters of Science Degree in the field of Cytogenetics. He completed his training at Valley Medical Center, UCSF, 1986-1989 and a Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation 1989-1992. Dr. Figueroa has multiple publications in the Journal of Cancer and the New England Journal of Medicine. He has been awarded the Mayor’s Certificate of Recognition, Shasta County Board of Supervisors Certificate of Recognition, Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for the Virgil Covington Award of Shasta County 28 August, 2009.
    4. Mr. Robert Taylor earned a Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude in Mathematics-Economics from UC Santa Barbara, and a Juris Doctor cum laude from Creighton University. Mr. Taylor is a licensed attorney and has been practicing law here in the North State for over six years.