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For the 2021 school year, there are 111 public schools in Merced County, CA, serving 58,796 students. Merced County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
Merced County, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 25% (versus the California public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 39% (versus the 50% statewide average). Schools in Merced County have an average ranking of 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of California public schools.
The top ranked public schools in Merced County, CA are Luther Burbank Elementary School, Allan Peterson Elementary School and Peggy Heller Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is equal to the California public school average of 23:1.

Top Merced County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Luther Burbank Elementary School Math: 48% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    609 E. Alexander Ave.
    Merced, CA 95340
    (209) 385-6674

    Grades: K-6 | 647 students
  • Allan Peterson Elementary School Math: 46% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    848 E. Donna Dr.
    Merced, CA 95340
    (209) 385-6700

    Grades: K-6 | 676 students
  • Peggy Heller Elementary School Math: 43% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    201 Lake View Dr.
    Atwater, CA 95301
    (209) 357-6517

    Grades: K-6 | 573 students
  • Frank Sparkes Elementary School Math: 45% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    7265 W. Almond Ave.
    Winton, CA 95388
    (209) 357-6180

    Grades: K-5 | 448 students
  • Mcswain Elementary School Math: 41% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    922 Scott Rd.
    Merced, CA 95341
    (209) 354-2700

    Grades: K-8 | 837 students
  • Elmer Wood Elementary School Math: 41% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1271 W. Bellevue Rd.
    Atwater, CA 95301
    (209) 357-6143

    Grades: K-6 | 543 students
  • Atwater Senior Academy Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1800 Juniper Ave.
    Atwater, CA 95301
    (209) 357-6515

    Grades: 6-8 | 8 students
  • Independence High (alternative) Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1900 G St.
    Merced, CA 95340
    (209) 325-1600

    Grades: 9-12 | 47 students
  • 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
  • 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
  • Westside Community Day Middle High School Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    22368 S. Sixth St.
    Dos Palos, CA 93620
    (209) 392-0280

    Grades: 7-12 | 11 students
  • Donn B. Chenoweth Elementary School Math: 41% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    3200 Parsons Ave.
    Merced, CA 95340
    (209) 385-6620

    Grades: K-6 | 763 students
  • Charleston Elementary School Math: 43% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    18463 W. Charleston Rd.
    Los Banos, CA 93635
    (209) 826-5270

    Grades: K-6 | 402 students
  • Thomas Olaeta Elementary School Math: 43% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    2266 High St.
    Atwater, CA 95301
    (209) 357-6148

    Grades: K-6 | 617 students
  • Mitchell Elementary School Math: 41% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1761 Grove Ave.
    Atwater, CA 95301
    (209) 357-6112

    Grades: K-6 | 577 students
  • Herbert H. Cruickshank Middle School Math: 33% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    601 Mercy Ave.
    Merced, CA 95340
    (209) 385-6330

    Grades: 7-8 | 561 students
  • Mitchell Intermediate Math: 32% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1753 Fifth St.
    Atwater, CA 95301
    (209) 357-6124

    Grades: 7-8 | 925 students
  • Westside Union Elementary School Math: 37% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    659 K St.
    Los Banos, CA 93635
    (209) 827-9390

    Grades: K-6 | 701 students
  • Winton Middle School Math: 33% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    6300 N. Cypress Ave.
    Winton, CA 95388
    (209) 357-6189

    Grades: 6-8 | 651 students
  • Le Grand High School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    12961 E. Le Grand Rd.
    Le Grand, CA 95333
    (209) 389-9400

    Grades: 9-12 | 469 students
  • Pioneer Elementary School Math: 32% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    2950 Gerard Ave.
    Merced, CA 95341
    (209) 725-7111

    Grades: K-5 | 1,046 student
  • Los Banos High School Math: 22% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1966 11th St.
    Los Banos, CA 93635
    (209) 826-6033

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,385 student
  • Volta Elementary School Math: 34% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    24307 W. Ingomar Grade
    Los Banos, CA 93635
    (209) 826-2912

    Grades: K-6 | 403 students
  • Aileen Colburn Elementary School Math: 37% | Reading: 42%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    2201 Heller St.
    Atwater, CA 95301
    (209) 357-6136

    Grades: K-6 | 425 students
  • Farmdale Elementary School Math: 39% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    100 Winder Ave.
    Merced, CA 95341
    (209) 725-7170

    Grades: K-5 | 885 students
  • R. M. Miano Elementary School Math: 35% | Reading: 43%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1129 B St.
    Los Banos, CA 93635
    (209) 826-3877

    Grades: K-6 | 925 students
  • Harmony Elementary School Math: 33% | Reading: 43%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    16464 W. August Ave.
    Delhi, CA 95315
    (209) 656-2010

    Grades: K-6 | 616 students
  • Sybil N. Crookham Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    7160 W. Walnut Ave.
    Winton, CA 95388
    (209) 357-6182

    Grades: K-5 | 381 students
  • Ballico Elementary School Math: 26% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    11818 W. Gregg St.
    Ballico, CA 95303
    (209) 394-9400

    Grades: 3-8 | 261 students
  • Lorena Falasco Elementary School Math: 34% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    310 Overland Ave.
    Los Banos, CA 93635
    (209) 827-5834

    Grades: K-6 | 873 students
  • El Capitan High School Math: 20% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    100 W. Farmland
    Merced, CA 95344
    (209) 384-5500

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,664 student
  • Winfield Elementary School Math: 31% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    6981 Chestnut Ln.
    Winton, CA 95388
    (209) 357-6891

    Grades: K-5 | 461 students
  • Buhach Colony High School Math: 18% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1800 Buhach Rd.
    Atwater, CA 95301
    (209) 325-1400

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,855 student
  • Dos Palos High School Math: 10-14% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1701 E. Blossom St.
    Dos Palos, CA 93620
    (209) 392-0300

    Grades: 9-12 | 674 students
  • Hilmar High School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    7807 N. Lander Ave.
    Hilmar, CA 95324
    (209) 667-5903

    Grades: 9-12 | 673 students
  • Show 76 more public schools in Merced County, CA (out of 111 total schools)
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