Awards and Recognition
We are proud to share the awards and recognition we have received at Merced Elementary School and to tell you what they mean. It is because of the combined efforts of our faculty, staff, parents, and community that we have successfully met the goals for attaining these awards.
The National Blue Ribbon Schools program honors high performing public and private schools that have improved student achievement, especially among disadvantaged students in 2003 and 2011.
Title I improves the academic achievement of students by ensuring that all children have an equal opportunity to receive a high-quality education and reach proficiency in state standards. Funds from this program help schools align their curriculum to close the achievement gap and support targeted populations of students. In order to be considered for the Title I Academic Achievement honor, schools must meet a variety of eligibility criteria. We are proud to have achieved this for the years of 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.
The California Distinguished Schools program identifies and honors schools that have demonstrated educational excellence and have made progress in narrowing the achievement gap between peer groups in 2002, 2010, and 2020.
Merced has been selected to receive a 2019 Civic Learning Award of Merit.The Civic Learning Award celebrates public schools' efforts to engage students in civic learning. The award program also identifies models that can be replicated in other schools. This award is co-sponsored by the Chief Justice and the California State Superintendent of Instruction.
The California Pivotal Practice program highlights schools who implemented a pivotal practice during distance learning in the 2020-2021 school year.
Merced Elementary is among 279 schools throughout Los Angeles County that are closing the achievement gap for low-income African American and Latino students. The list of schools is published in a new study, L.A. Top Public Schools for Underserved Students, by Innovate Public Schools - Los Angeles, a non-profit committed to helping kids and their families access quality education, and the University of Southern California (USC).
The Educational Partnership Results Honor Roll recognizes California public schools for demonstrating consistently high academic achievement and making significant progress towards closing achievement gaps among students in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2018.