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Valley Community School

Preschool | Grades K-12 | Merced County Office of Education
1850 Wardrobe Ave
Merced, CA 95341
(209) 381-4500

About This School

Valley Community School is located in Merced, CA and is one of 8 schools in Merced County Office Of Education School District. It is a alt. school that serves 668 students in grades K-12.

Alternative schools are public schools that offer nontraditional education for students whose needs cannot be met in a regular, special education, or vocational school. While alternative schools are distinct from regular, special education, and vocational schools in their teaching approach or classroom environment, they can provide similar services and/or curriculum for students. Alternative schools include schools for potential dropouts, residential treatment centers for substance abuse, schools for chronic truants, and schools for students with behavioral problems. See Valley Community 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.

Valley Community School had an API growth score of 515 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Valley Community School's 2012 base score was 483 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, Valley Community School had 23 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)

668

Students Per Teacher (2010)

Female/Male (2011)

44% 56%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)

53.6%
eligible

District Spending (2010)

$41,888
per student
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All Grades Integrated/Coordinated Science 1 Performance

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