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Avg. test scores 38%
High school dipl. 17%
Bachelors degree 104%

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
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Key findings

  • The 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%

      Walnut Creek, CA School Districts

      • Acalanes Union High School District
      • Mount Diablo Unified School District
      • Walnut Creek Elementary School District

      There are a total of 13 public schools, 11 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools in Walnut Creek. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Walnut Creek, CA schools is 68%. The average student to teacher ratio is 21:1. In Walnut Creek, CA, an average of 96.9% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 96.8% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      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%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      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.