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Herbert H. Cruickshank Middle School

Public School | Grades 6-8 | Merced City Elementary
601 Mercy Ave
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 385-6330

About This School

Herbert H. Cruickshank Middle School is located in Merced, CA and is one of 5 middle schools in Merced City Elementary School District. It is a public school that serves 857 students in grades 6-8. See Herbert H. Cruickshank Middle School's test results to learn more about school performance.

A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.

Herbert H. Cruickshank Middle School had an API growth score of 815 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Herbert H. Cruickshank Middle School's 2012 base score was 810 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, Herbert H. Cruickshank Middle School had 25 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

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Herbert H. Cruickshank Middle School Reviews

By a Former Student on

wow well cruickshank was one of the best schools i've ever attended! every year i got better classes, and those classes challenged me in the best possible ways to get the most out of my education. I give thanks to all my teachers. a special thanks to Mr.Alvira, wow he is by far the best teacher i have ever had, he made class fun and understandable. He made it so i remembered EVERY date and EVERY event in history, he may have piled work on us but being in his advanced core i was prepared and succedeed his class with only one B throughout the whole year! great and fun class i wish everyone in cruickshank could take!

By a Current Student on

The school is great the 8th grade science teacher is good the 8yh grade math teacher(Mr.Lewis) expllians so well, other years I've gotten a C in math but this year I got an A!

By a Parent on

this year has been a great start for my daughter,i see that she has inproved her grades,attitude,and sports.i have a lot planned for my daughter here ,and i'm sure she does too.this school is the for great friends,education,and athletics for your children.i love ,my daughter loves and i'm sure yours will please jion you'd be doing the school and your child's life easier.

By a Parent on

cruickshank is a good school..but are doing bad on teaching my daughter on their work..she barely understands it..they dont teach well at all! so i transfered her to Weaver Middle School..and she is doing wonderful on her grades..she gets A's and B's all the time

By a Parent on

My child went from being an A student in 5th grade to getting Ds and Fs at Cruickshank. The Teachers share no blame, my daughter's confused all the time as to what her assignments are, and it's the end of June, and still no report card in the mail. One of their...teachers just got arrested for drunk driving a month ago. NICE!

By a Current Student on

If your child wants to go somewere is sports Cruickshank is the place to go. Great gateway to highschool sports programs. Most teachers there are quite plesant and have great knowledge of their subjects. As anonymous parent #1 stated this school "poor" then maby you should be more concerned about how your child is performing not "blame the teachers" game. You can blame whoever you want your kid isnt gonna get any better, even if they are hadicapped, blaming somebody else because of your experience isnt gonna hold ground. This is a great school. I went there for 3 years and graduated with a 3.6 gpa no problemo.

By a Parent on

this is a school that I would recommend in the city of merced the teachers care for their students and their learning they also have a great athletic coaches and teams

By a Parent on

May the Lord bless you with a different option.  I'm totally unimpressed with the teachers at Cruickshank.  Direct student assitance is poor.  Many teachers are locked into their stale repertoire of standards-based worksheets.  If you have a special ed student who is "mainstreamed", spare yourself the disappointment of hoping that regular ed teachers might adapt their curriculum or offer any additional help.  They practice a rigid, narrow, uncreative "sink-or-swim" approach to "teaching", and I am thoroughly frustrated.

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