West Contra Costa Unified School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 63 public schools serving 31,510 students in West Contra Costa Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in West Contra Costa Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 24% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 35% (versus the 51% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in West Contra Costa Unified School District are Kensington Elementary School, Madera Elementary School and Middle College High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. West Contra Costa Unified School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

West Contra Costa Unified School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in California for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
West Contra Costa Unified School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
KG - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
63 Schools
10,331 Schools
# Students
31,510 Students
6,193,432 Students
# Teachers
1,270 Teachers
264,585 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
24:1

District Rank

West Contra Costa Unified School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 989 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 82% has increased from 78% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
Overall District Rank
#1490 out of 1942 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of West Contra Costa Unified  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
40%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of West Contra Costa Unified  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of West Contra Costa Unified  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
82%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of West Contra Costa Unified  School District and public school graduation rate of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.65
0.64
# American Indian Students
80 Students
32,922 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
4,684 Students
718,704 Students
% Asian Students
15%
12%
# Hispanic Students
17,241 Students
3,364,037 Students
% Hispanic Students
55%
54%
# Black Students
5,030 Students
337,146 Students
% Black Students
16%
5%
# White Students
3,233 Students
1,436,430 Students
% White Students
10%
23%
# Hawaiian Students
219 Students
28,735 Students
% Hawaiian Students
1%
1%
# Two or more races Students
1,023 Students
272,786 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
18
# Students in K Grade:
2,957
530,118
# Students in 1st Grade:
2,492
456,635
# Students in 2nd Grade:
2,480
454,067
# Students in 3rd Grade:
2,462
445,793
# Students in 4th Grade:
2,497
464,993
# Students in 5th Grade:
2,497
470,389
# Students in 6th Grade:
2,375
484,412
# Students in 7th Grade:
2,245
474,129
# Students in 8th Grade:
2,184
471,620
# Students in 9th Grade:
2,211
492,955
# Students in 10th Grade:
2,333
481,188
# Students in 11th Grade:
2,296
473,097
# Students in 12th Grade:
2,358
485,902
# Ungraded Students:
123
8,116

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $14,909 in this school district is less than the state median of $15,053. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $14,949 is higher than the state median of $14,597. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$470 MM
$28 MM
This chart display total revenue of West Contra Costa Unified  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending
$471 MM
$27 MM
This chart display total spending of West Contra Costa Unified  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$14,909
$15,053
This chart display average revenue per public school student in West Contra Costa Unified  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$14,949
$14,597
This chart display average spending per public school student in West Contra Costa Unified  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Best West Contra Costa Unified School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Kensington Elementary School
Math: 74% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
90 Highland Blvd.
Berkeley, CA 94708
(510) 231-1415
Grades: K-6
| 481 students
Rank: #22.
Madera Elementary School
Math: 69% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
8500 Madera Dr.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 231-1412
Grades: K-6
| 498 students
Rank: #33.
Middle College High School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2600 Mission Bell Dr.
San Pablo, CA 94806
(510) 215-3881
Grades: 9-12
| 296 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Hanna Ranch Elementary School
Math: 53% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2480 Refugio Valley Rd.
Hercules, CA 94547
(510) 231-1441
Grades: K-5
| 485 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Harding Elementary School
Math: 53% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
7230 Fairmont Ave.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 231-1413
Grades: K-6
| 448 students
Rank: #66.
Hercules High School
Math: 38% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1900 Refugio Valley Rd.
Hercules, CA 94547
(510) 231-1429
Grades: 9-12
| 935 students
Rank: #77.
Fred T. Korematsu Middle School
Math: 39% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1021 Navellier St.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 524-0405
Grades: 7-8
| 715 students
Rank: #88.
Ohlone Elementary School
Math: 47% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1616 Pheasant Dr.
Hercules, CA 94547
(510) 231-1443
Grades: K-5
| 413 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Fairmont Elementary School
Math: 42% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
724 Kearney St.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 231-1448
Grades: K-6
| 540 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Olinda Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5855 Olinda Rd.
El Sobrante, CA 94803
(510) 231-1452
Grades: K-6
| 350 students
Rank: #1111.
Hercules Middle School
Math: 33% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(1)
1900 Refugio Valley Rd.
Hercules, CA 94547
(510) 231-1429
Grades: 6-8
| 594 students
Rank: #1212.
El Cerrito High School
Math: 31% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
540 Ashbury Ave.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 231-1437
Grades: 9-12
| 1,482 students
Rank: #1313.
Montalvin Manor Elementary School
Math: 28% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
300 Christine Dr.
San Pablo, CA 94806
(510) 231-1405
Grades: K-6
| 443 students
Rank: #1414.
Shannon Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
685 Marlesta Rd.
Pinole, CA 94564
(510) 231-1454
Grades: K-6
| 317 students
Rank: #1515.
Mira Vista Elementary School
Math: 34% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
6397 Hazel Ave.
Richmond, CA 94805
(510) 231-1416
Grades: K-8
| 571 students
Rank: #1616.
Pinole Valley High School
Math: 21% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2900 Pinole Valley Rd.
Pinole, CA 94564
(510) 231-1442
Grades: 9-12
| 1,136 students
Rank: #17 - 1917. - 19.
Collins Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1224 Pinole Valley Rd.
Pinole, CA 94564
(510) 231-1446
Grades: K-6
| 332 students
Rank: #17 - 1917. - 19.
Lupine Hills Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1919 Lupine Rd.
Hercules, CA 94547
(510) 231-1411
Grades: K-5
| 398 students
Rank: #17 - 1917. - 19.
Valley View Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3416 Maywood Dr.
El Sobrante, CA 94803
(510) 231-1455
Grades: K-6
| 343 students
Rank: #2020.
Ellerhorst Elementary School
Math: 29% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3501 Pinole Valley Rd.
Pinole, CA 94564
(510) 231-1426
Grades: K-6
| 367 students
Rank: #2121.
Highland Elementary School
Math: 29% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2829 Moyers Rd.
San Pablo, CA 94806
(510) 231-1424
Grades: K-6
| 478 students
Rank: #2222.
Sheldon Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2601 May Rd.
El Sobrante, CA 94803
(510) 231-1414
Grades: K-6
| 366 students
Rank: #2323.
Crespi Junior High School
Math: 21% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(5)
1121 Allview Ave.
El Sobrante, CA 94803
(510) 231-1447
Grades: 7-8
| 475 students
Rank: #2424.
Murphy Elementary School
Math: 21% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4350 Valley View Rd.
El Sobrante, CA 94803
(510) 231-1427
Grades: K-6
| 492 students
Rank: #2525.
De Anza High School
Math: 11% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
5000 Valley View Rd.
El Sobrante, CA 94803
(510) 231-1440
Grades: 9-12
| 1,382 students
Rank: #2626.
Richmond High School
Math: 16% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1250 23rd St.
Richmond, CA 94804
(510) 231-1450
Grades: 9-12
| 1,511 students
Rank: #2727.
Pinole Middle School
Math: 20% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1575 Mann Dr.
Pinole, CA 94564
(510) 231-1436
Grades: 7-8
| 505 students
Rank: #2828.
Tara Hills Elementary School
Math: 20% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2300 Dolan Way
San Pablo, CA 94806
(510) 231-1428
Grades: K-6
| 464 students
Rank: #2929.
Riverside Elementary School
Math: 23% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1300 Amador St.
San Pablo, CA 94806
(510) 231-1409
Grades: K-6
| 392 students
Rank: #3030.
Washington Elementary School
Math: 23% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
565 Wine St.
Richmond, CA 94801
(510) 231-1417
Grades: K-6
| 469 students
Rank: #3131.
Stewart Elementary School
Math: 21% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2040 Hoke Dr.
Pinole, CA 94564
(510) 231-1410
Grades: K-8
| 466 students
Rank: #3232.
Wilson Elementary School
Math: 20% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
629 42nd St.
Richmond, CA 94805
(510) 231-1456
Grades: K-6
| 429 students
Rank: #3333.
Vista High (alternative)
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2625 Barnard Rd.
San Pablo, CA 94806
(510) 231-1431
Grades: K-12
| 264 students
Rank: #3434.
Peres Elementary School
Math: 19% | Reading: 26%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
719 Fifth St.
Richmond, CA 94801
(510) 231-1407
Grades: K-6
| 540 students
Rank: #3535.
Ford Elementary School
Math: 12% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2711 Maricopa Ave.
Richmond, CA 94804
(510) 231-1421
Grades: K-6
| 448 students
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: KG - 12
  • Students: 31,510 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 90%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 82% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.65

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