Merced City School District

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Merced City School District (MCSD) is a school district in California, United States. Its headquarters are in Merced.[1]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2008-2009 school year, the district had 2,211 native Spanish speaking students who were classified as English learners, making up 74% of the district's population of English learners. The district also had 1,107 native Spanish speaking students who were proficient in English. The second largest English learner demographic, native Hmong speakers, had 628 students, making up 21% of the district's English learner population. The district also had 291 students who spoke Hmong as a first language and who were proficient in English.[2]

In January 1983, 10% of the student body of the MCSD was Asian. Most of those students were ethnic Hmong refugees. In a span of less than two years ending in January 1983, over 750 refugee Hmong and Laotian students entered the MCSD.[3] Dave Small, the superintendent of the MCSD, said that the number is "the size of one school—a good-sized school at that."[4]

Schools[edit]

Middle schools[edit]

  • Cruickshank Middle School
  • Hoover Middle School
  • Rivera Middle School
  • Tenaya Middle School

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Burbank
  • Chenoweth
  • Community Day
  • Franklin
  • Fremont
  • Givens
  • Gracey
  • Muir
  • Peterson
  • Reyes
  • Sheehy
  • Stefani
  • Stowell
  • Wright

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact Us." Merced City School District. Retrieved on March 11, 2012. "Merced City School District 444 W. 23rd Street Merced, CA 95340"
  2. ^ Oppenheim, Jamie. "Parents want English learners in Merced elementary schools to practice speaking more English in class." Merced Sun-Star. Wednesday May 12, 2010. Retrieved on February 12, 2012.
  3. ^ "Refugee students jam the schools." Merced Sun-Star. Friday January 21, 1983. Page 6. Retrieved from Google News (26 of 35) on March 11, 2012.
  4. ^ Conway, Mike. "Refugees' impact on county is given study." Merced Sun-Star. Tuesday October 19, 1982. Volume 151 (CLI), No. 169. Retrieved from Google News (1 of 20) on March 11, 2012.

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