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Merced school information

Index Merced California National
Average Test Scores34%43%48%
Student/Teacher ratio21:120:116:1
Total public schools318,30879,221
Total private schools103,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools41,0857,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Merced are 30% 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

      Index Merced California National
      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%

      Merced, CA School Districts

      • Merced City Elementary School District
      • Merced Union High School District
      • Weaver Union Elementary School District
      • McSwain Union Elementary School District
      • Plainsburg Union Elementary School District

      There are a total of 31 public schools, 10 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools in Merced. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Merced, CA schools is 34%. The average student to teacher ratio is 21:1. In Merced, CA, an average of 72.7% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 71.0% have completed high school.

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      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Winton, CA11,61944%7.5%
      Snelling, CA11540%16.7%
      Atwater, CA30,33638%20.4%
      Chowchilla, CA18,44338%21.9%
      Ballico, CA50837%22.9%
      Merced, CA84,08134%30.1%

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      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Troy, MI84,05170%45.3%
      Mission, TX83,79651%6.8%
      Santa Fe, NM84,41828%41.1%
      Alhambra, CA84,50950%4.1%
      Redwood City, CA84,51847%2.2%
      Merced, CA84,08134%30.1%
      Source: The Merced, CA education data displayed above is derived from the 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.