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Court School

Valley Community Court School​​​

Juvenile Hall
Iris Garrett Juvenile Justice Complex

2840 West Sandy Mush Road, Merced, CA 95343

Principal Message

It is a privilege to serve as Principal of Merced Juvenile Hall Court School. As principal I will remain committed to finding the highest quality programs to help all our students accomplish their own educational goals. Merced Juvenile Hall Court School has a caring staff who STRIVE to help students grow as individuals and we believe each student can be a success. We are committed to offering a student-centered educational experience that provides opportunities to explore various post-high school options.  

We will work together as a team to provide students with opportunities to explore and experience success. Our students’ successes take place with the support of parents, school staff, and our community partners. We will continue to focus on the power of positive working relationships and giving students opportunities to not only reveal, affirm, and discover their inner wealth and personal strengths, but also to develop new skills to apply in high school, in their future workplaces, and in their post-secondary educational endeavors.

Our goal is to work with students, their families, and the community to enable students to master the academic and social skills required to be successful as they progress towards their chosen careers or colleges. We want to help students navigate their teenage years, be successful, trustworthy, respectful, optimistic, goal-oriented, and have a never-give-up attitude.

We look forward to working with you this year!


Robert PiercePrincipal


Shaila Gutierrez

Registration & Data Specialist
(209) 381-4500 EXT. 6823

Robert Pierce

(209) 381-4528


Monica Maldonado

Administrative School Secretary
(209) 381-4500 EXT. 6412