Walnut Heights Elementary School

4064 Walnut Blvd.
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Walnut Heights Elementary School serves 384 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 75-79% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75-79% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 384 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 44%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 75-79%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 75-79%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Walnut Heights Elementary School's student population of 384 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
384 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Walnut Heights Elementary School is 0.63, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
75-79%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Walnut Heights Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
75-79%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Walnut Heights Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
21:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Walnut Heights Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
15%
12%
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Hispanic
16%
56%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Walnut Heights Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
2%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Walnut Heights Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
56%
21%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Walnut Heights Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
11%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Walnut Heights Elementary School.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.63
This chart display the diversity score of Walnut Heights Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Walnut Heights Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
1%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Walnut Heights Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Walnut Heights Elementary School often compared to?
Walnut Heights Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Murwood Elementary School, Indian Valley Elementary School, Parkmead Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
75-79% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 75-79% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
How many students attend Walnut Heights Elementary School?
384 students attend Walnut Heights Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
56% of Walnut Heights Elementary School students are White, 16% of students are Hispanic, 15% of students are Asian, 11% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Walnut Heights Elementary School?
Walnut Heights Elementary School has a student ration of 24:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Walnut Heights Elementary School offer ?
Walnut Heights Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Walnut Heights Elementary School part of?
Walnut Heights Elementary School is part of Walnut Creek Elementary School District.

School Reviews

5   3/23/2019
This school has the best teachers! They are very caring, loving, and extremely kind! Both of my kids are been going to this school 6 years now & I am very happy! Highly recommend!
- Posted by Parent - Sherri
2   7/1/2007
This school has immeasurable parent involvement. The school has many open face building which raises concern of safety. It does have music and art. Students (in Kindergarten) can learn more if the parties taken in class + the school were less often. Lots of parties is not my cup of tea. Didn't have a joyable experience with the teacher or principal. Their attitudes were highly unprofessional, plus disrespectful when it came to parent's wishes of being notified of what food will be given + no toys coming to the house every Friday of every week.
- Posted by Parent - gin

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 384 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 44%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 75-79%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 75-79%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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