West Contra Costa Unified School District

1108 Bissell Ave.
Richmond, CA 94801-3135
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%

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%)
For the 2023 school year, there are 54 public schools serving 27,274 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).
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
54 Schools
10,296 Schools
# Students
27,274 Students
5,953,047 Students
# Teachers
1,159 Teachers
264,842 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
24:1

District Rank

West Contra Costa Unified School District, which is ranked #1452 of all 1,873 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 79% has decreased from 85% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 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)
(20-21)
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)
(20-21)
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
(19-20)
79%
85%
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 2019-20 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.67
0.63
# American Indian Students
69 Students
28,347 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
4,410 Students
702,454 Students
% Asian Students
16%
12%
# Hispanic Students
14,434 Students
3,303,290 Students
% Hispanic Students
53%
56%
# Black Students
3,777 Students
306,607 Students
% Black Students
14%
5%
# White Students
3,051 Students
1,290,657 Students
% White Students
11%
22%
# Hawaiian Students
146 Students
25,750 Students
% Hawaiian Students
1%
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,381 Students
294,072 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
2,356
458,234
# Students in 1st Grade:
2,266
423,255
# Students in 2nd Grade:
2,197
429,448
# Students in 3rd Grade:
2,251
436,256
# Students in 4th Grade:
2,243
444,008
# Students in 5th Grade:
2,116
446,301
# Students in 6th Grade:
2,010
437,800
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,770
457,732
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,827
465,149
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,947
499,437
# Students in 10th Grade:
2,038
493,491
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,996
477,411
# Students in 12th Grade:
2,257
484,525
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $18,618 in this school district is less than the state median of $19,734. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $19,524 is less than the state median of $19,832. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$508 MM
$29 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 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$533 MM
$29 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 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$18,618
$19,734
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 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$19,524
$19,832
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 2018-19 school year data.

Best West Contra Costa Unified School District Public Schools (2023)

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
| 465 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
| 475 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
| 297 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
| 396 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
| 453 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
| 798 students
Rank: #77.
Fred T. Korematsu Middle School
Math: 39% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
7125 Donal Ave.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 231-1449
Grades: 7-8
| 729 students
Rank: #88.
Ohlone Elementary School
Math: 47% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
201 Turquoise Dr.
Hercules, CA 94547
(510) 231-1443
Grades: K-5
| 483 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
| 536 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
| 358 students
Rank: #1111.
Hercules Middle School
Math: 33% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1900 Refugio Valley Rd.
Hercules, CA 94547
(510) 231-1429
Grades: 6-8
| 623 students
Rank: #1212.
El Cerrito High School
Math: 31% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
540 Ashbury Ave.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 231-1437
Grades: 9-12
| 1,596 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-8
| 519 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
| 349 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
| 605 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
| 1,303 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
| 319 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
| 417 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
| 324 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
| 375 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
| 444 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
| 308 students
Rank: #2323.
Crespi Junior High School
Math: 21% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1121 Allview Ave.
El Sobrante, CA 94803
(510) 231-1447
Grades: 7-8
| 392 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
| 430 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
| 1,380 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
| 447 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
| 410 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
| 362 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
| 431 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
| 405 students
Rank: #3232.
Michelle Obama Elementary School
Math: 20% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
7150 Portola Dr.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 231-1456
Grades: K-6
| 376 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
| 216 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-8
| 572 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
| 415 students
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Quick Stats (2023)

  • District size: 54 schools
  • Grades: K-12
  • Enrollment: 27,274 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 89%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 79% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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