Top 10 Best Merced Public High Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 15 public high schools serving 7,695 students in Merced, CA.
The top ranked public high schools in Merced, CA are Merced County Juvenile Court, El Capitan High School and Merced High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Merced, CA public high schools have an average math proficiency score of 11% (versus the California public high school average of 28%), and reading proficiency score of 32% (versus the 51% statewide average). High schools in Merced have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of California public high schools.
Merced, CA public high school have a Graduation Rate of 85%, which is less than the California average of 87%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Golden Valley High School, with 98% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in California or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public high school average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public High Schools in Merced, CA (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Merced County Juvenile Court
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2840 W. Sandy Mush Rd.
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 381-1414
Grades: K-12
| 24 students
Rank: #22.
El Capitan High School
(Math: 16% | Reading: 56%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
100 W. Farmland
Merced, CA 95344
(209) 384-5500
Grades: 9-12
| 1,846 students
Rank: #33.
Merced High School
(Math: 14% | Reading: 43%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
205 W. Olive Ave.
Merced, CA 95344
(209) 325-1000
Grades: 9-12
| 1,827 students
Rank: #44.
Golden Valley High School
(Math: 14% | Reading: 35%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2121 E. Childs Ave.
Merced, CA 95344
(209) 325-1800
Grades: 9-12
| 1,872 students
Rank: #55.
Floyd A. Schelby
Special Education School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
6738 N. Sultana Dr.
Merced, CA 95341
(209) 394-1800
Grades: K-12
| 65 students
Rank: #66.
Merced Scholars Charter
Charter School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1850 Wardrobe Ave. Bldg. H
Merced, CA 95341
(209) 381-5165
Grades: K-12
| 270 students
Rank: #77.
Independence High (Alternative)
Alternative School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1900 G St.
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 325-1600
Grades: 9-12
| 192 students
Rank: #88.
Valley Atwater Community
Alternative School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10% )
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1800 Matthew Ave.
Merced, CA 95341
(209) 381-4550
Grades: 6-12
| 10 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Valley Merced Community
Alternative School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1850 Wardrobe Ave.
Merced, CA 95341
(209) 381-4500
Grades: K-12
| 178 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
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
Rank: #1111.
Valley Los Banos Community
Alternative School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
715 W. H St.
Merced, CA 95341
(209) 827-5600
Grades: 6-12
| 130 students
Rank: #1212.
Merced County Special Education
Special Education School
(Math: 2% | Reading: 3%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
632 W. 13th St.
Merced, CA 95341
(209) 381-6711
Grades: K-12
| 809 students
Rank: n/an/a
Come Back Charter
Charter School
350 W. Yosemite Ave
Merced, CA 95341
(209) 386-6025
Grades: 9-12
| 77 students
Rank: n/an/a
Merced County Rop
Vocational School
632 W. 13th St.
Merced, CA 95341
(209) 381-6740
Grades: 11-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Sequoia High School
Alternative School
1900 G St.
Merced, CA 95344
(209) 325-1700
Grades: 9-12
| 97 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Merced, California

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public high schools in Merced, CA?
The top ranked public high schools in Merced, CA include Merced County Juvenile Court, El Capitan High School and Merced High School.
How many public high schools are located in Merced, CA?
15 public high schools are located in Merced, CA.
What is the racial composition of students in Merced, CA?
Merced, CA public high schools minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public high schools average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

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