Principal's Welcome

Welcome to Merced High School, Home of the Bears. Merced High School has high expectations for students and strives for success for all. Our goal is to build on the district’s focus of “Relevant Education for All,” by providing the tools necessary to become outstanding citizens with academic, vocational and social skills.

Our mission is to develop a school where “No one wants to leave.” Relationships are built between students, staff and families to create a community and develop the supports for students to become successful. We believe we have developed the solid foundation and now continue to build focusing on school culture and climate for all students to have a positive high school experience.

We believe in a balanced educational program including rigor and relevance in all courses. We offer a diverse range of courses in Career Technical Education, (CTE) such as Agriculture, Business, Auto, as well the Arts. Our belief is for all students to become critical thinkers, creative problem solvers as well as inquisitive and diligent readers and researchers.

Merced High has a rich tradition which makes Merced High School the “Home of Scholars and Champions.” The staff at Merced High School has invested in the tradition and continues to build the Bear Country legacy. I am honored to be the Principal of Merced High School.

Here’s to a great year, 2017-2018. Go BEARS!


Kurt Kollmann

Kurt Kollmann

Principal