Merced High School

205 W. Olive Ave.
Merced, CA 95344
(School attendance zone shown in map)
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 1,827 students in grades 9-12, Merced High School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 14% (which is lower than the California state average of 33%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 43% (which is lower than the California state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,827 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 85%
  • : 93% (Top 30% in CA)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 14% (Btm 50%)
  • : 43% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Merced High School's student population of 1,827 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 82 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,827 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
82 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Merced High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Merced High School is 0.56, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (CA)
#6252 out of 9602 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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14%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Merced High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
43%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Merced High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
21:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Merced High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Merced High School and percentage of American Indian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Asian
9%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Merced High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
64%
56%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Merced High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
8%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Merced High School and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
15%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Merced High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
0.56
This chart display the diversity score of Merced High School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
93%
87%
This chart display graduation rate of Merced High School and public school graduation rate of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
68%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Merced High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Merced High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Merced High School's ranking?
Merced High School is ranked #6252 out of 9,602 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in California.
What schools are Merced High School often compared to?
Merced High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like El Capitan High School, Golden Valley High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
14% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CA state average), while 43% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Merced High School?
The graduation rate of Merced High School is 93%, which is higher than the California state average of 87%.
How many students attend Merced High School?
1,827 students attend Merced High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
64% of Merced High School students are Hispanic, 15% of students are White, 9% of students are Asian, 8% of students are Black, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Merced High School?
Merced High School has a student ration of 22:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Merced High School offer ?
Merced High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Merced High School part of?
Merced High School is part of Merced Union High School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,827 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 85%
  • : 93% (Top 30%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 14% (Btm 50%)
  • : 43% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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