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Merced High School

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Posted February 5, 2014

This school is simple and a bit old compared to the nearby schools. It has some problems such as old rooms and such stuff but overall appearance wise this school is okay. I like how the original Merced High School is the best overall school wise in the county. This school could improve by having more school spirit and landscape. In the old days this school actually had flowers!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 4, 2013

I am the father of three Merced High School grads and husband to a long time teacher at Merced High. I have followed Merced High School for over fifteen years and I am now and have always been most impressed with the teaching staff and the hard work that they apply to answering the challenges with face them on a daily basis.


Posted June 9, 2009

People who want to berate test scores need to learn how to spell 'higher'. I am a member of MHS Class of '06 and had a great time here academically. My favorite teacher was easily Mrs. Schroeder. I had her for sophomore advanced English and senior AP English, and she's a gem of a teacher. It's ridiculous that they took her out of that position to put her as 'department coordinator', or whatever. What a waste of talent. Because of her, I got a '4' (above passing) on the AP Literature and Composition Test and am now an English major at Stanislaus State.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 9, 2009

sorry to say, but this school has terrible academics, and if you can't graduate from MHS, then you my friend, are doomed. teachers aren't involved, and the quality of the staff is down right poor. not much of a challenge from the former school i left.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 31, 2008

I when to merced high and grduated with the class of o6'! yeah every school has there up's and down's but i loved merced high.. I feel that i wouldnt have made it too graduation day if i wasnt at merced high.....
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 15, 2007

MHS has the quality of a school in a since that there are fairly high test scores and student cooperation. However, the campus has many vandalism and gang problems as well as undisciplined students with garbage. The teachers are very excellent. But however, the school GVHS has a hire test score.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2006

Teachers are fine, but the school is on a downhill slide. School boundaries need to be changed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2005

Merced high is an overall great school. I love thier teachers and campus. I really reccomend merced high.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 8, 2004

I think Merced high school Is the best school in Califonia. I was a student there and I have had no greater joy than to work there and make life-long friends. merced High has so much school Spirit, I think that thay really have some Fine teachers with great teaching methods.I am proud to say that i was a MercedHigh student. I hope that every one can Share the enthusiasum I have for Merced High. The school is a great Chance for other teenagers to get well informed about other ethnicities. I love That we can be involved with so much student activity! I love this school, and would recomend it to anyone who's child has a Bright future!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 19, 2004

The Staff and Administration at Merced High School are compasionate about education and have an unrelenting determination to help every child succeed. I was extreemly glad my children attended this school as they were well prepared for college and life in general. Thanks to the wonderful staff for all of the hard work and dedication.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2003

The teacher quality, especially who teach AP classes, is very poor.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

793

Change from
2012 to 2013

-7

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

793

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The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

-7

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
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Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 25% in 2013.

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
43%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 65% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 58% in 2013.

686 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
49%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 38% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
34%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 62% in 2013.

678 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
56%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 16% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
17%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

The state average for Integrated/Coordinated Science I was 26% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
World History

The state average for World History was 51% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 13% in 2013.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
20%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 39% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
73%
Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 41% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
69%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
41%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 35% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
26%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 52% in 2013.

637 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
49%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
33%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

The state average for High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11) was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

642 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
52%
World History

The state average for World History was 46% in 2013.

653 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
60%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 10% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
34%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 15% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
37%
Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 51% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
44%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
22%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 37% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
29%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

567 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
48%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
16%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

The state average for High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11) was 49% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
60%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
62%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 50% in 2013.

583 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
57%
World History

The state average for World History was 19% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students48%
Females54%
Males41%
African American20%
Asian74%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability48%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate57%
Parent education - declined to state72%

Algebra II

All Students83%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability83%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students51%
Females54%
Males48%
African American33%
Asian70%
Filipino85%
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to state42%

Earth Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students62%
Females69%
Males54%
African American47%
Asian65%
Filipino85%
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state55%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students21%
Females22%
Males19%
African American23%
Asian31%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)20%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability24%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only23%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate11%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)21%
Parent education - college graduate32%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state21%

Geometry

All Students65%
Females59%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asian63%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state75%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students30%
Females27%
Males32%
African American23%
Asian36%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)24%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability31%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)24%
Parent education - college graduate35%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state33%

Algebra II

All Students78%
Females79%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asian84%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)80%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state80%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students63%
Females57%
Males68%
African American42%
Asian58%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate51%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state56%

Chemistry

All Students47%
Females40%
Males58%
African American59%
Asian55%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented80%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate46%
Parent education - declined to state46%

Earth Science

All Students12%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability13%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students55%
Females59%
Males50%
African American53%
Asian49%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant education18%
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state50%

Geometry

All Students29%
Females22%
Males38%
African Americann/a
Asian23%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)37%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability29%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only30%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate41%
Parent education - declined to state21%

High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students60%
Females59%
Males62%
African American48%
Asian59%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability30%
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant education55%
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate56%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state56%

World History

All Students49%
Females44%
Males54%
African American34%
Asian51%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state44%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students11%
Females15%
Males8%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino10%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)27%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability13%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate12%
Parent education - high school graduate8%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)17%
Parent education - college graduate15%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state4%

Algebra II

All Students54%
Females51%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asian53%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented65%
Parent education - not a high school graduate64%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate60%
Parent education - declined to state45%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students71%
Females71%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asian72%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate76%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state63%

Chemistry

All Students20%
Females13%
Males26%
African American8%
Asian19%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)25%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability21%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only21%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented68%
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate3%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)21%
Parent education - college graduate32%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state19%

Earth Science

All Students32%
Females21%
Males43%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate20%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate8%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state29%

English Language Arts

All Students47%
Females51%
Males43%
African American32%
Asian42%
Filipino91%
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant education13%
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state31%

Geometry

All Students14%
Females13%
Males16%
African American17%
Asian4%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino16%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)21%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability14%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented31%
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)16%
Parent education - college graduate11%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state9%

High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

All Students68%
Females63%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asian87%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students85%
Females81%
Males88%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate85%
Parent education - high school graduate81%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)89%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state73%

U.S. History

All Students61%
Females57%
Males66%
African American46%
Asian67%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant education29%
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate52%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to state46%

World History

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 83% in 2013.

662 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

664 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students86%
Females89%
Males82%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American80%
Asian83%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Economic Status Unknown70%
Students with disability36%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner34%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant education58%

Math

All Students86%
Females87%
Males85%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American77%
Asian89%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Economic Status Unknown71%
Students with disability40%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner59%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant education67%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 57%
White 19%
Asian 14%
Black 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Two or more races 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72%N/AN/A
English language learners 7%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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205 West Olive Avenue
Merced, CA 95348
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