Merced school information

Average Test Scores28%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio21:120:116:1
Total public schools318,30879,221
Total private schools103,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools41,0857,963
The Merced, CA educational system consists of 31 public schools, 10 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools. Merced public schools have average test scores of 28% which is 26% lower than than the California average and 43% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Merced public schools is 21:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 72.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 71.0% have completed high school, 17.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.8% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Merced are 43% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 31 public schools in Merced.
  • 72.7% of people in Merced have completed 8th grade.
  • 71.0% of people in Merced have completed high school.
  • 17.6% of people in Merced have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Merced

Completed 8th grade72.7%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school71.0%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college50.7%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree27.0%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors17.6%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters7.1%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.8%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.5%1.6%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Merced (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Ballico, CA31840%20%
Snelling, CA13140%20%
Winton, CA11,30932%34%
Atwater, CA28,90631%37%
El Nido, CA47830%40%
Merced, CA81,46128%43%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Farmington Hills, MI81,15448%2%
Lakewood, CA81,05438%22%
Warwick, RI81,88130%39%
Palm Coast, FL80,94860%22%
Cranston, RI80,88234%30%
Merced, CA81,46128%43%
Source: The Merced, CA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.