West Contra Costa Unified School District

1108 Bissell Ave.
Richmond, CA 94801-3135
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 10%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 54 public schools serving 26,178 students in West Contra Costa Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 10% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in West Contra Costa Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 64% (versus the California public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 68% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
54 Schools
10,375 Schools
# Students
26,178 Students
5,876,295 Students
# Teachers
1,256 Teachers
267,757 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
21:1

District Rank

West Contra Costa Unified School District, which is ranked #94 of all 1,167 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 83% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
Overall District Rank
#123 out of 1200 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of West Contra Costa Unified  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
34%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
49%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
83%
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 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.66
0.63
# American Indian Students
54 Students
27,207 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
4,119 Students
696,628 Students
% Asian Students
16%
12%
# Hispanic Students
14,075 Students
3,281,568 Students
% Hispanic Students
54%
56%
# Black Students
3,462 Students
296,694 Students
% Black Students
13%
5%
# White Students
2,829 Students
1,235,074 Students
% White Students
11%
21%
# Hawaiian Students
149 Students
24,653 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,470 Students
309,952 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
2,261
469,461
# Students in 1st Grade:
2,090
408,174
# Students in 2nd Grade:
2,185
421,021
# Students in 3rd Grade:
2,078
426,338
# Students in 4th Grade:
2,162
432,663
# Students in 5th Grade:
2,023
440,560
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,946
440,507
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,712
434,863
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,703
455,685
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,911
484,040
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,979
494,745
# Students in 11th Grade:
2,010
478,449
# Students in 12th Grade:
2,118
489,789
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $24,053 is higher than the state median of $19,806. The school district revenue/student has grown by 31% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $19,297 is higher than the state median of $18,241. The school district spending/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$630 MM
$116,387 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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$505 MM
$107,188 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 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$24,053
$19,806
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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$19,297
$18,241
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 2020-21 school year data.

Best West Contra Costa Unified School District Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Middle College High School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2600 Mission Bell Dr.
San Pablo, CA 94806
(510) 215-3881
Grades: 9-12
| 294 students
Rank: #22.
Vista Independent Study / Virtual Academy
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2625 Barnard Rd.
San Pablo, CA 94806
(510) 231-1431
Grades: K-12
| 468 students
Rank: n/an/a
3001 16th St.
San Pablo, CA 94806
(510) 231-1401
Grades: K-6
| 371 students
Rank: n/an/a
1121 Allview Ave.
El Sobrante, CA 94803
(510) 231-1447
Grades: 6-8
| 450 students
Rank: n/an/a
Cameron
7140 Gladys Ave.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 233-1955
Grades: n/a
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
960 17th St.
Richmond, CA 94801
(510) 231-1418
Grades: K-6
| 432 students
Rank: n/an/a
1224 Pinole Valley Rd.
Pinole, CA 94564
(510) 231-1446
Grades: K-6
| 320 students
Rank: n/an/a
Coronado Elementary School
Reading: ≤20%
2100 Maine Ave.
Richmond, CA 94804
(510) 231-1419
Grades: K-6
| 342 students
Rank: n/an/a
De Anza High School
5000 Valley View Rd.
El Sobrante, CA 94803
(510) 231-1440
Grades: 9-12
| 1,308 students
Rank: n/an/a
1870 19th St.
San Pablo, CA 94806
(510) 231-1420
Grades: K-6
| 526 students
Rank: n/an/a
1231 18th St.
San Pablo, CA 94806
(510) 234-3851
Grades: K-6
| 471 students
Rank: n/an/a
540 Ashbury Ave.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 231-1437
Grades: 9-12
| 1,570 students
Rank: n/an/a
3501 Pinole Valley Rd.
Pinole, CA 94564
(510) 231-1426
Grades: K-6
| 334 students
Rank: n/an/a
724 Kearney St.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 231-1448
Grades: K-6
| 499 students
Rank: n/an/a
2711 Maricopa Ave.
Richmond, CA 94804
(510) 231-1421
Grades: K-6
| 395 students
Rank: n/an/a
7125 Donal Ave.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 231-1449
Grades: 7-8
| 677 students
Rank: n/an/a
2400 Downer Ave.
Richmond, CA 94804
(510) 231-1422
Grades: K-6
| 546 students
Rank: n/an/a
Greenwood Academy
Alternative School
831 Chanslor Ave.
Richmond, CA 94801
(510) 231-1402
Grades: 9-12
| 207 students
Rank: n/an/a
2480 Refugio Valley Rd.
Hercules, CA 94547
(510) 231-1441
Grades: K-5
| 390 students
Rank: n/an/a
Harbour Way Elementary Community Day
Alternative School
1121 Allview Ave.
El Sobrante, CA 94803
(510) 231-1438
Grades: K-8
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
7230 Fairmont Ave.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 231-1413
Grades: K-6
| 461 students
Rank: n/an/a
Helms Middle School
2500 Rd. 20
San Pablo, CA 94806
(510) 233-3988
Grades: 7-8
| 646 students
Rank: n/an/a
Hercules High School
1900 Refugio Valley Rd.
Hercules, CA 94547
(510) 231-1429
Grades: 9-12
| 762 students
Rank: n/an/a
1900 Refugio Valley Rd.
Hercules, CA 94547
(510) 231-1429
Grades: 6-8
| 619 students
Rank: n/an/a
2829 Moyers Rd.
San Pablo, CA 94806
(510) 231-1424
Grades: K-6
| 400 students
Rank: n/an/a
4300 Cutting Blvd.
Richmond, CA 94804
(510) 231-1433
Grades: 9-12
| 824 students
Rank: n/an/a
90 Highland Blvd.
Berkeley, CA 94708
(510) 231-1415
Grades: K-6
| 432 students
Rank: n/an/a
2700 Eleventh St.
San Pablo, CA 94806
(510) 231-1451
Grades: K-6
| 377 students
Rank: n/an/a
29 Sixth St.
Richmond, CA 94801
(510) 231-1404
Grades: K-6
| 331 students
Rank: n/an/a
3400 Macdonald Ave.
Richmond, CA 94805
(510) 231-1430
Grades: 7-8
| 410 students
Rank: n/an/a
1919 Lupine Rd.
Hercules, CA 94547
(510) 231-1411
Grades: K-5
| 373 students
Rank: n/an/a
8500 Madera Dr.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 231-1412
Grades: K-6
| 439 students
4022 Florida Ave.
Richmond, CA 94804
(510) 231-1403
Grades: K-6
| 398 students
Rank: n/an/a
7150 Portola Dr.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 231-1456
Grades: K-6
| 408 students
Rank: n/an/a
6397 Hazel Ave.
Richmond, CA 94805
(510) 231-1416
Grades: K-8
| 565 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to West Contra Costa Unified School District?
West Contra Costa Unified School District manages 54 public schools serving 26,178 students.
What is the rank of West Contra Costa Unified School District?
West Contra Costa Unified School District is ranked #94 out of 1,167 school districts in California (top 10%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of California school districts for: Highest overall rank (Top 20%), Highest math proficiency (Top 10%), Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%), Most diverse schools (Top 1%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in West Contra Costa Unified School District?
54% of West Contra Costa Unified School District students are Hispanic, 16% of students are Asian, 13% of students are Black, 11% of students are White, and 6% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student/teacher ratio of West Contra Costa Unified School District?
West Contra Costa Unified School District has a student/teacher ratio of 21:1, which is lower than the California state average of 22:1.
What is West Contra Costa Unified School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $19,297 is higher than the state median of $18,241. The school district spending/student has grown by 5% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 54 schools
  • Grades: KG-12
  • Enrollment: 26,178 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 89%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 83% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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