Walnut Heights Elementary School

  • Walnut Heights Elementary School serves 396 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 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 80-84% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.

School Overview

  • Walnut Heights Elementary School's student population of 396 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students396 students
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Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Walnut Heights Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Walnut Heights Elementary School is 0.56, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#322 out of 9,595 schools
(Top 5%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)75-79%
38%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)80-84%
48%
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 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio22:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
13%
11%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Walnut Heights Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
14%
54%
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 2016-17 school year data.
Black
1%
6%
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White
63%
24%
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Two or more races
9%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis 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 Score0.560.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
6%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
9%
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 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWalnut Creek Elementary School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
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!
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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.
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