Police say the girl was walking to school around 9:30 on Monday morning.
The attempted abduction happened near the intersection of west 11th Street and H Street in Merced.
Investigators say a white car pulled up to the girl in an alley. The driver grabbed her and pulled her into the car. Detectives say she managed to escape.
If you have any information about this case you are urged to call the Merced Police Department.