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About Merced City School District
The Merced City School District is one of the largest school districts in Merced County, serving more than 11,000 students from diverse backgrounds. The district is focused on student success and committed to high-quality instructional programs for all children through the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), a robust assessment plan, ongoing professional development, and a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS).
MCSD is energetic and progressive. Twelve hundred dedicated certificated and classified staff members serve students in preschool through eighth grade. The district includes four middle schools, 14 elementary schools, and a highly rated state preschool program at 13 of those sites. The preschool program and the district’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) program have both received the prestigious Golden Bell Award from the California School Boards Association. The district opened a state-of-the-art STEAM Center in 2017 to provide collaborative, hands-on learning experiences for students from all 18 campuses and to serve as a training space for teachers. MCSD also offers a public Montessori program, Gifted and Talented Education (GATE), and a Community Day program for students with special behavioral needs.
The district is committed to the highest quality instructional programs for all children. Parents, staff members, and other stakeholders are involved in shaping the district’s goals and actions in multiple ways. In addition to family engagement programs, the district partners with local organizations and agencies dedicated to increased equity efforts to promote high levels of achievement for all students.
The passage of two bond measure in recent years has allowed the district to build new facilities and modernize existing ones. MCSD classrooms feature 21st century technology and infrastructure, and many of the school sites are equipped with large solar arrays that provide shade as well as energy.
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