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Merced County Highlights

The Merced County education system serves a diverse group of students in 20 school districts across nearly 2,000 square miles in mostly rural agricultural land.

59,066

        Student
        Enrollment

92%

        High School
        Graduation Rate

25.3%

        English
        Learners

58.8%

        College-Going
        Rate

The Unique Role of MCOE

MCOE supports school districts across Merced County and offers a wide range of unique programs that serve students inside and outside of the classroom.

The Role of the County Office of Education

The main function of a County Office of Education is to support local school districts by providing services, leadership and oversight. 

Virginia Smith Trust

The VST was born from the will of Merced native Virginia Smith. Since its inception in 1976, the trust has benefited nearly 3,700 eligible students through nearly $6 million in scholarships.

Camp Green Meadows

Located just outside of Yosemite National Park, the outdoor school combines science education with outdoor adventure, allowing students to explore and discover the natural world around them. 

Wired Café

A fully functional community cafe that offers internet access, light bites and coffee. The cafe also doubles as a training facility for students enrolled in MCOE’s special education program.

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