760 W. Eighth St.
Merced, CA 95340
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Tenaya Middle School serves 554 students in grades 7-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 12% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 29% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 554 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 25:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 12%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 29%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Tenaya Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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School Overview

Tenaya Middle School's student population of 554 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
554 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Tenaya Middle School is 0.29, 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.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
12%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
29%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
25:1
22:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
5%
12%
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Hispanic
84%
56%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Tenaya Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Black
5%
5%
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White
4%
22%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.29
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Eligible for Free Lunch
84%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Tenaya Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Tenaya Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Tenaya Middle School's ranking?

Tenaya Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for: Largest percent of students eligible for free lunch (Top 20%).

What schools are Tenaya Middle School often compared to?

Tenaya Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Herbert Hoover Middle School by visitors of our site.

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

12% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 29% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).

How many students attend Tenaya Middle School?

554 students attend Tenaya Middle School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

84% of Tenaya Middle School students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Asian, 5% of students are Black, 4% of students are White, and 2% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Tenaya Middle School?

Tenaya Middle School has a student ration of 25:1, which is higher than the California state average of 22:1.

What grades does Tenaya Middle School offer ?

Tenaya Middle School offers enrollment in grades 7-8

What school district is Tenaya Middle School part of?

Tenaya Middle School is part of Merced City Elementary School District.

School Reviews

5   2/17/2011
Even though this school is going throuh a lot I still think its a good school, my family agrees with me,we just need to work together!
- Posted by Student/Alumni - tiffu

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 554 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 25:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 12%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 29%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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