Walnut Creek school information

IndexWalnut CreekCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores68%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio21:120:116:1
Total public schools138,30879,221
Total private schools113,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools21,0857,963
The Walnut Creek, CA educational system consists of 13 public schools, 11 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Walnut Creek public schools have average test scores of 68% which is 79% higher than than the California average and 38% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Walnut Creek public schools is 21:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 96.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 96.8% have completed high school, 61.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 10.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Walnut Creek are 38% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 13 public schools in Walnut Creek.
  • 96.9% of people in Walnut Creek have completed 8th grade.
  • 96.8% of people in Walnut Creek have completed high school.
  • 61.8% of people in Walnut Creek have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Walnut Creek

IndexWalnut CreekCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade96.9%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school96.8%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college86.5%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree68.8%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors61.8%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters26.1%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree10.0%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate3.6%1.6%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Walnut Creek (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Orinda, CA18,93686%75%
Piedmont, CA11,20184%72%
Moraga, CA16,97783%69%
Lafayette, CA25,38181%64%
Kensington, CA5,60280%63%
Walnut Creek, CA67,56868%38%

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Eau Claire, WI67,65452%6%
Redondo Beach, CA67,66463%28%
Yorba Linda, CA67,36267%37%
Jackson, TN67,16242%14%
Bossier City, LA67,15265%32%
Walnut Creek, CA67,56868%38%
Source: The Walnut Creek, CA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.