About This School
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.
Merced High School had an API growth score of 799 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Merced High School's 2012 base score was 799the school meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, Merced High School had 24 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Merced High School Reviews
ROP Construction Trades
I was in this program over 20 years ago at Merced High School for 2 years - it gave me skills I use even today - We were able to work on job sites with contractors framing houses - being out of the classroom was ideal for me - freedom to learn in the real workplace. I was able to put this on my resume during college and I think it did help me with obtaining work during my college years & with being a firefighter. Later in life I worked with my husband in a Underground Construction Company for 15 years & remodeling houses for myself. Operating Heavy Equipment may not use hammers or saws -but the confidence I learned in ROP did. The men I worked with and the student's did not seem to care I was a female student & not treated differently. My life has taken many turns and our new business we own and operate today - takes the use of many tools and the will power to use them. They may not have this program today - but I was proud of my High School - I was not in band or on a sports team - but I was so proud of the student's that were - the school spirit was amazing. I use to ride my bike 10 miles before school each day - to keep in shape and the band students would always be out so early practicing they were so devoted .