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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Merced Union High School District is a public school district located in Atwater, CA. It has 10,377 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 21% of students are at least proficient in math and 50% in reading.
Address
3430 A St
Atwater, CA 95301
Telephone
(209) 325-2000
Website

Merced Union High School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
50%
Percent Proficient - Math
21%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1030
1,098 responses
Average ACT
21
420 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
10,377
Free or Reduced Lunch
75.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$77,215
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$140,209,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,637/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    56%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    5%

Merced Union High School District Reviews

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I liked their willingness to accept students who struggle and their attempts to help motivate and encourage students to keep going to school. At this school district I see very little students who don't try or don't want to try and it's so inspiring to me to see this type of behavior. Even if the student isn't the best and one subject they tend to excel greatly in another which can lead to potential in that area and field. I'm proud to be part of this district and happy to be able to learn in such a warming environment. Things I would change though would be our 7 periods. I feel like the 7 periods are a little overwhelming most likely because I've been used to the 6 period schedule. I get a sense of stress when trying to balance a social life, school life, extracurriculars, and family problems all at once. If the schedule can be changed to 6 periods again or even an attempt at block schedule I feel like the community will have a increase in grades overall.
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My overall experience at this school is great, the opportunities here are great and so are the people. There is always something new here and exciting to look forward to!
In Merced Union High School, they take care of students as if they are their own children. The teachers and staffs all are very hard working people. They will always give opportunities for students to get better. Not only that but they also are there for there students no matter what is it about. It could be about personal issues, school issues, or just any kind of problems that are bothering them. The teachers are also there for the students too for the good news. If good results happen to a student, he/she would love to share the good news to the teacher. This just tells us that our teachers love to be involved with us as students, and the students would love to have someone in their life to listen to them about what has been going on with their lives.