Top 10 Best Merced Public Schools (2021-22)

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 39 public schools serving 21,814 students in Merced, CA. Merced has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
The top ranked public schools in Merced, CA are Luther Burbank Elementary School, Allan Peterson Elementary School and Mcswain Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Merced, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 27% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 42% (versus the 51% statewide average). Schools in Merced have an average ranking of 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Best Merced, CA Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Luther Burbank Elementary School
Math: 54% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
609 E. Alexander Ave.
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 385-6674
Grades: K-6
| 647 students
Rank: #22.
Allan Peterson Elementary School
Math: 46% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
848 E. Donna Dr.
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 385-6700
Grades: K-6
| 676 students
Rank: #33.
Mcswain Elementary School
Math: 42% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
922 Scott Rd.
Merced, CA 95341
(209) 354-2700
Grades: K-8
| 837 students
Rank: #44.
Donn B. Chenoweth Elementary School
Math: 44% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3200 Parsons Ave.
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 385-6620
Grades: K-6
| 763 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Merced City School District Community Day
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
601 Mercy Ave.
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 385-6647
Grades: K-6
| 10 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Merced County Juvenile Court
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2840 W. Sandy Mush Rd.
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 381-1414
Grades: K-12
| 40 students
Rank: #77.
Pioneer Elementary School
Math: 37% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2950 Gerard Ave.
Merced, CA 95341
(209) 725-7111
Grades: K-5
| 1,046 students
Rank: #88.
El Capitan High School
Math: 25% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
100 W. Farmland
Merced, CA 95344
(209) 384-5500
Grades: 9-12
| 1,664 students
Rank: #99.
Farmdale Elementary School
Math: 36% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
100 Winder Ave.
Merced, CA 95341
(209) 725-7170
Grades: K-5
| 885 students
Rank: #1010.
Weaver Middle School
Math: 37% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3076 E. Childs Ave.
Merced, CA 95341
(209) 723-2174
Grades: 6-8
| 885 students
Rank: #1111.
Independence High (alternative)
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1900 G St.
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 325-1600
Grades: 9-12
| 47 students
Rank: #1212.
Herbert H. Cruickshank Middle School
Math: 29% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
601 Mercy Ave.
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 385-6330
Grades: 7-8
| 561 students
Rank: #1313.
Ada Givens Elementary School
Math: 32% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2900 Green St.
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 385-6610
Grades: K-6
| 564 students
Rank: #1414.
Rudolph Rivera Elementary School
Math: 29% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
945 Buena Vista Dr.
Merced, CA 95348
(209) 385-6680
Grades: K-6
| 678 students
Rank: #1515.
Franklin Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2936 Franklin Rd.
Merced, CA 95348
(209) 385-6623
Grades: K-3
| 630 students
Rank: #1616.
John C. Fremont Elementary School
Math: 26% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1120 W. 22nd St.
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 385-6627
Grades: K-6
| 570 students
Rank: #1717.
Joe Stefani
Math: 26% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2768 Ranchero Ln.
Merced, CA 95348
(209) 724-2500
Grades: 3-6
| 588 students
Rank: #1818.
Plainsburg Union Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3708 S. Plainsburg Rd.
Merced, CA 95341
(209) 389-4707
Grades: K-8
| 120 students
Rank: #1919.
Merced High School
Math: 19% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
205 W. Olive Ave.
Merced, CA 95344
(209) 325-1000
Grades: 9-12
| 1,729 students
Rank: #2020.
Rudolph Rivera Middle School
Math: 20% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
945 Buena Vista Dr.
Merced, CA 95348
(209) 385-6680
Grades: 7-8
| 609 students
Rank: #2121.
John Muir Elementary School
Math: 23% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
300 W. 26th St.
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 385-6667
Grades: K-6
| 622 students
Rank: #2222.
Golden Valley High School
Math: 14% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2121 E. Childs Ave.
Merced, CA 95344
(209) 325-1800
Grades: 9-12
| 1,792 students
Rank: #2323.
Herbert Hoover Middle School
Math: 20% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
800 E. 26th St.
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 385-6631
Grades: 7-8
| 578 students
Rank: #2424.
Charles Wright Elementary School
Math: 23% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
900 E. 20th St.
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 385-6615
Grades: K-6
| 534 students
Rank: #2525.
Merced Scholars Charter
Charter School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1850 Wardrobe Ave. Bldg. H
Merced, CA 95341
(209) 381-5165
Grades: 6-12
| 124 students
Rank: #2626.
Leontine Gracey Elementary School
Math: 22% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
945 W. Ave.
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 385-6710
Grades: K-6
| 602 students
Rank: #2727.
Alicia Reyes Elementary School
Math: 18% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
123 S. N St.
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 385-6761
Grades: K-6
| 699 students
Rank: #2828.
Margaret Sheehy Elementary School
Math: 20% | Reading: 25%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1240 W. Sixth St.
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 385-6676
Grades: K-6
| 588 students
Rank: #2929.
Don Stowell Elementary School
Math: 21% | Reading: 22%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
251 E. 11th St.
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 381-2803
Grades: K-6
| 605 students
Rank: #3030.
Tenaya Middle School
Math: 12% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
760 W. Eighth St.
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 385-6687
Grades: 7-8
| 548 students
Rank: #3131.
Valley Atwater Community
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1800 Matthew Ave.
Merced, CA 95341
(209) 381-4550
Grades: 6-12
| 72 students
Rank: #32 - 3332. - 33.
Floyd A. Schelby
Special Education School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
6738 N. Sultana Dr.
Merced, CA 95341
(209) 394-1800
Grades: K-12
| 63 students
Rank: #32 - 3332. - 33.
Valley Los Banos Community
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
715 W. H St.
Merced, CA 95341
(209) 827-5600
Grades: 6-12
| 101 students
Rank: #3434.
Yosemite High (Continuation School)
Alternative School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1900 G St.
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 325-1600
Grades: 9-12
| 312 students
Rank: #3535.
Valley Merced Community
Alternative School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1850 Wardrobe Ave.
Merced, CA 95341
(209) 381-4500
Grades: K-12
| 256 students
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Merced, California Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1180 E St.
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 385-6638
Grades: K-8
| 200 students
632 West 13th St. Merced Count
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 394-1246
Grades: 9-12
| 34 students

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