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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Merced High School is an above average, public school located in Merced, CA. It has 1,706 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 30% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.
Address
205 W. Olive Ave.
Merced, CA 95348
Telephone
(209) 385-6465
Website

Merced High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
30%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1080
175 responses
Average ACT
24
64 responses
AP Enrollment
13%
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$39,307
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$855
National
$949
Median Home Value
$170,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
57%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.49 responses
Poll
65%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.49 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 138 responses
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  • Football games.
    20%
  • Graduation
    17%
  • Make a wish rally
    15%
  • Battle of the sexes
    13%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Rallys
    10%
  • Basketball games
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,706
Free or Reduced Lunch
75%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.51 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.51 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.51 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,322
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.7%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.60 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.60 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.60 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,042/ year
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.64 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.64 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.64 responses
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Merced High School is a great environment of academics and pursuance of higher education other than what is traditionally offered in most high schools. In comparison to its surroundings, Merced High School does its best providing students who seek a challenge the best it can offer. One of the most admirable things about this school is that is is very supportive. No faculty, administrator, liaison, or staff will say no to a request if its well-founded and practical. Even though it has this supportive atmosphere, Merced High School lacks the raw resources to provide many students with opportunities to pursue their interests. Additionally, their long-standing tradition in their campus has narrowed their vision quite a bit leading the staff to rely on themselves rather than seek help or guidance from other organizations such as the UC.
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Merced High School has grown to be my home. I have been here for four years now and I have come to absolutely love this place. The teachers have become people that I feel safe with and I trust them. Needless to say, just because I love it here, doesn't mean it can't have some changes. I think the biggest thing that needs to change is involvement. This school would be 10x better if the students would try to participate more in school activities. Our school spirit could definitely need some help because it would really make our school a happier more fun place to be.
Merced High School is was founded in 1895 holding thousands of students year round. Going to Merced High School is an honor to me and most people because it's a hard school to get into. Being the foundered school out of all 6 high schools in our district shows how we have the most pride and strength of all others. I personally had an option, I could go to the high school that's a block away from where I live or go to 'MHS' which is home to scholars and champions. When it's put that way, we really don't have a choice. Our academic standards are set high compared to some other high schools, which prepares us for college. Teachers have a yearly review by the district to ensure there credibility is still valid in benefit to the students. Diversity has strengthened in our school compared to the past where there were categorized groups. Staff Officials ensure us to be College Readiness by providing us information of what we have done, what we have to do, and what will be upcoming.