Merced Union High School District

3430 A St.
Atwater, CA 95301-5100
(District boundaries shown in map)
4/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Merced Union High School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in California for:

Category
Attribute
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 20%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 9 public schools serving 11,177 students in Merced Union High School District. This district's average testing ranking is 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in Merced Union High School District have an average math proficiency score of 20% (versus the California public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 46% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
9 Schools
10,375 Schools
# Students
11,177 Students
5,876,295 Students
# Teachers
538 Teachers
267,757 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
21:1

District Rank

Merced Union High School District, which is ranked #745 of all 1,167 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 95% has increased from 91% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
#726 out of 1200 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Merced Union High  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
20%
34%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Merced Union High  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
46%
49%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Merced Union High  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
95%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Merced Union High  School District and public school graduation rate of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.47
0.63
# American Indian Students
65 Students
27,207 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# Asian Students
966 Students
696,628 Students
% Asian Students
9%
12%
# Hispanic Students
7,912 Students
3,281,568 Students
% Hispanic Students
71%
56%
# Black Students
453 Students
296,694 Students
% Black Students
4%
5%
# White Students
1,591 Students
1,235,074 Students
% White Students
14%
21%
# Hawaiian Students
38 Students
24,653 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
139 Students
309,952 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
-
469,461
# Students in 1st Grade:
-
408,174
# Students in 2nd Grade:
-
421,021
# Students in 3rd Grade:
-
426,338
# Students in 4th Grade:
-
432,663
# Students in 5th Grade:
-
440,560
# Students in 6th Grade:
-
440,507
# Students in 7th Grade:
-
434,863
# Students in 8th Grade:
-
455,685
# Students in 9th Grade:
2,836
484,040
# Students in 10th Grade:
2,896
494,745
# Students in 11th Grade:
2,741
478,449
# Students in 12th Grade:
2,704
489,789
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $18,065 in this school district is less than the state median of $19,806. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $15,632 is less than the state median of $18,241. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$202 MM
$116,387 MM
This chart display total revenue of Merced Union High  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$175 MM
$107,188 MM
This chart display total spending of Merced Union High  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$18,065
$19,806
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Merced Union High  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$15,632
$18,241
This chart display average spending per public school student in Merced Union High  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Merced Union High School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Independence High (Alternative)
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1900 G St.
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 325-1600
Grades: 9-12
| 192 students
Rank: #22.
El Capitan High School
(Math: 23% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
100 W. Farmland
Merced, CA 95344
(209) 384-5500
Grades: 9-12
| 1,846 students
Rank: #33.
Atwater High School
(Math: 19% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2201 Fruitland Ave.
Atwater, CA 95301
(209) 325-1200
Grades: 9-12
| 2,012 students
Rank: #44.
Buhach Colony High School
(Math: 22% | Reading: 45%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1800 Buhach Rd.
Atwater, CA 95301
(209) 325-1400
Grades: 9-12
| 1,827 students
Rank: #55.
Merced High School
(Math: 20% | Reading: 47%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
205 W. Olive Ave.
Merced, CA 95344
(209) 325-1000
Grades: 9-12
| 1,827 students
Rank: #66.
Golden Valley High School
(Math: 20% | Reading: 46%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2121 E. Childs Ave.
Merced, CA 95344
(209) 325-1800
Grades: 9-12
| 1,872 students
Rank: #77.
Livingston High School
(Math: 20% | Reading: 43%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1617 Main St.
Livingston, CA 95334
(209) 398-3200
Grades: 9-12
| 1,206 students
Rank: #88.
Sequoia High School
Alternative School
1900 G St.
Merced, CA 95344
(209) 325-1700
Grades: 9-12
| 97 students
Rank: #99.
Yosemite High (Continuation School)
Alternative School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1900 G St.
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 325-1600
Grades: 9-12
| 298 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Merced Union High School District?
Merced Union High School District manages 9 public schools serving 11,177 students.
What is the rank of Merced Union High School District?
Merced Union High School District is ranked #745 out of 1,167 school districts in California (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of California school districts for: Highest graduation rate (Top 20%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Merced Union High School District?
71% of Merced Union High School District students are Hispanic, 14% of students are White, 9% of students are Asian, 4% of students are Black, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Merced Union High School District?
Merced Union High School District has a student/teacher ratio of 21:1, which is lower than the California state average of 22:1.
What is Merced Union High School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $15,632 is less than the state median of $18,241. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 9 schools
  • Grades: 09-12
  • Enrollment: 11,177 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 86%
  • : 95% (Top 20% in CA)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 20% (Btm 50%)
  • : 46% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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