Top 10 Best Walnut Creek Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 16 public schools serving 9,711 students in Walnut Creek, CA (there are 18 private schools, serving 2,825 private students). 77% of all K-12 students in Walnut Creek, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in Walnut Creek, CA are Northgate High School, Las Lomas High School and Tice Creek. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Walnut Creek, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 63% (versus the California public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 73% (versus the 49% statewide average). Schools in Walnut Creek have an average ranking of 10/10, which is in the top 10% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Best Walnut Creek, CA Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Northgate High School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
425 Castle Rock Rd.
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 938-0900
Grades: 9-12
| 1,496 students
Rank: #22.
Las Lomas High School
(Math: 66% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1460 S. Main St.
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 280-3920
Grades: 9-12
| 1,578 students
Rank: #33.
Tice Creek
(Math: 75% | Reading: 80% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1847 Newell Ave.
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
(925) 746-5515
Grades: K-8
| 409 students
Rank: #44.
Walnut Heights Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4064 Walnut Blvd.
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 944-6834
Grades: K-5
| 384 students
Rank: #55.
Walnut Acres Elementary School
(Math: 67% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
180 Cerezo Dr.
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 939-1333
Grades: K-5
| 670 students
Rank: #66.
Parkmead Elementary School
(Math: 74% | Reading: 73% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1920 Magnolia Way
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
(925) 944-6858
Grades: K-5
| 404 students
Rank: #77.
Indian Valley Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
551 Marshall Dr.
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 944-6828
Grades: K-5
| 334 students
Rank: #88.
Buena Vista Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2355 San Juan Ave.
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
(925) 944-6822
Grades: K-5
| 452 students
Rank: #99.
Foothill Middle School
(Math: 60% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2775 Cedro Ln.
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 939-8600
Grades: 6-8
| 786 students
Rank: #1010.
Valle Verde Elementary School
(Math: 68% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3275 Peachwillow Ln.
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 939-5700
Grades: K-5
| 464 students
Rank: #1111.
Bancroft Elementary School
(Math: 59% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2200 Parish Dr.
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 933-3405
Grades: K-5
| 595 students
Rank: #1212.
Walnut Creek Intermediate
(Math: 66% | Reading: 71% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2425 Walnut Blvd.
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
(925) 944-6840
Grades: 6-8
| 985 students
Rank: #1313.
Murwood Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2050 Vanderslice Ave.
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 943-2462
Grades: K-5
| 356 students
Rank: #1414.
Eagle Peak Montessori
Charter School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 70-74% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
800 Hutchinson Rd.
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 946-0994
Grades: 1-8
| 305 students
Rank: #1515.
Acalanes Center For Independent Study
Alternative School
(Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1963 Tice Valley Blvd.
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
(925) 280-3945
Grades: 9-12
| 53 students
Rank: #1616.
Contra Costa School Of Performing Arts
Charter School
(Math: 27% | Reading: 49% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2730 Mitchell Dr.
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 235-1130
Grades: 6-12
| 440 students
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Walnut Creek, California Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1963 Tice Valley Blvd
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
(925) 280-3940
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Walnut Creek, CA?
The top ranked public schools in Walnut Creek, CA include Northgate High School, Las Lomas High School and Tice Creek.
How many public schools are located in Walnut Creek, CA?
16 public schools are located in Walnut Creek, CA.
What percentage of students in Walnut Creek, CA go to public school?
77% of all K-12 students in Walnut Creek, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Walnut Creek, CA?
Walnut Creek, CA public schools minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the California public schools average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

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