Top 10 Best Merced County Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 112 public schools serving 58,796 students in Merced County, CA. Merced County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
The top ranked public schools in Merced County, CA are Luther Burbank Elementary School, Frank Sparkes Elementary School and Elmer Wood Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Merced County, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 27% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 41% (versus the 51% statewide average). Schools in Merced County have an average ranking of 2/10, 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 County Public Schools (2022)

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.
Frank Sparkes Elementary School
Math: 47% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
7265 W. Almond Ave.
Winton, CA 95388
(209) 357-6180
Grades: K-5
| 448 students
Rank: #33.
Elmer Wood Elementary School
Math: 49% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1271 W. Bellevue Rd.
Atwater, CA 95301
(209) 357-6143
Grades: K-6
| 543 students
Rank: #44.
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: #55.
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: #66.
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: #77.
Peggy Heller Elementary School
Math: 44% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
201 Lake View Dr.
Atwater, CA 95301
(209) 357-6517
Grades: K-6
| 573 students
Rank: #88.
Westside Union Elementary School
Math: 49% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
659 K St.
Los Banos, CA 93635
(209) 827-9390
Grades: K-6
| 701 students
Rank: #9 - 149. - 14.
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
Rank: #9 - 149. - 14.
Irwin High (Continuation School)
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
20384 Geer Ave.
Hilmar, CA 95324
(209) 667-0276
Grades: 9-12
| 29 students
Rank: #9 - 149. - 14.
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: #9 - 149. - 14.
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: #9 - 149. - 14.
Pioneer High (Continuation School)
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
501 N. Ave.
Gustine, CA 95322
(209) 854-6414
Grades: 9-12
| 22 students
Rank: #9 - 149. - 14.
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
Rank: #1515.
Charleston Elementary School
Math: 44% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
18463 W. Charleston Rd.
Los Banos, CA 93635
(209) 826-5270
Grades: K-6
| 402 students
Rank: #1616.
Thomas Olaeta Elementary School
Math: 40% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2266 High St.
Atwater, CA 95301
(209) 357-6148
Grades: K-6
| 617 students
Rank: #1717.
Winfield Elementary School
Math: 46% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6981 Chestnut Ln.
Winton, CA 95388
(209) 357-6891
Grades: K-5
| 461 students
Rank: #1818.
Volta Elementary School
Math: 43% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
24307 W. Ingomar Grade
Los Banos, CA 93635
(209) 826-2912
Grades: K-6
| 403 students
Rank: #1919.
Winton Middle School
Math: 34% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
6300 N. Cypress Ave.
Winton, CA 95388
(209) 357-6189
Grades: 6-8
| 651 students
Rank: #2020.
Yamato Colony Elementary School
Math: 38% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
800 N. Main St.
Livingston, CA 95334
(209) 394-5470
Grades: K-5
| 563 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
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: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Sybil N. Crookham Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
7160 W. Walnut Ave.
Winton, CA 95388
(209) 357-6182
Grades: K-5
| 381 students
Rank: #2323.
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: #2424.
Mitchell Elementary School
Math: 36% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1761 Grove Ave.
Atwater, CA 95301
(209) 357-6112
Grades: K-6
| 577 students
Rank: #2525.
Hilmar High School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
7807 N. Lander Ave.
Hilmar, CA 95324
(209) 667-5903
Grades: 9-12
| 673 students
Rank: #2626.
Selma Herndon Elementary School
Math: 37% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
714 Prusso St.
Livingston, CA 95334
(209) 394-5480
Grades: K-5
| 632 students
Rank: #2727.
Le Grand High School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
12961 E. Le Grand Rd.
Le Grand, CA 95333
(209) 389-9400
Grades: 9-12
| 469 students
Rank: #2828.
Harmony Elementary School
Math: 35% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
16464 W. August Ave.
Delhi, CA 95315
(209) 656-2010
Grades: K-6
| 616 students
Rank: #2929.
Snelling-merced Falls Elementary School
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
16099 N. Highway 59
Snelling, CA 95369
(209) 563-6414
Grades: K-8
| 82 students
Rank: #3030.
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: #3131.
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: #3232.
Shaffer Elementary School
Math: 34% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1434 California St.
Atwater, CA 95301
(209) 357-6145
Grades: K-6
| 564 students
Rank: #3333.
R. M. Miano Elementary School
Math: 39% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1129 B St.
Los Banos, CA 93635
(209) 826-3877
Grades: K-6
| 925 students
Rank: #3434.
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: #3535.
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
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Merced County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1434 California St.
Atwater, CA 95301
(209) 357-6100
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
22368 South Sixth St
South Dos Palos, CA 93665
(209) 392-0330
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
1149 E. B St.
Los Banos, CA 93635
(209) 675-7699
Grades: K-8
| 204 students
701 Wallis Ave.
Gustine, CA 95322
(209) 854-9582
Grades: 7-12
| 5 students
2241 W. Turlock Rd.
Winton, CA 95388
(209) 722-4581
Grades: K-3
| 55 students
715 H St
Los Banos, CA 93635
(209) 827-5600
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
1180 E St.
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 385-6638
Grades: K-8
| 200 students
10082 Vincent Rd.
Delhi, CA 95315
(209) 656-2000
Grades: 9-12
| 34 students
10082 Vincent Rd.
Delhi, CA 95315
(209) 656-2000
Grades: 9-12
| 18 students
632 West 13th St. Merced Count
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 394-1246
Grades: 9-12
| 34 students
22372 South Sixth St
South Dos Palos, CA 93665
(209) 392-0280
Grades: K-6
| 3 students

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