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.

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 and 2010.

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 CBEE 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, and 2015.