PROFICIENCY 72% 88% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
42%Mt. Diablo Unified
68%Walnut Creek

Northgate High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Mt. Diablo Unified" in Walnut Creek, CA. There are a total of 1,671 students and 67 teachers at Northgate High, for a student to teacher ratio of 25 to 1. There are a total of 121 free lunch students and 33 reduced lunch students.

Northgate High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 71.5%, which is 88% higher than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio25:1
Free lunch121
Reduced lunch33


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Northgate High, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School60%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School83%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Northgate High race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 60.7% 40.2% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 1.9% 4.8% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 22.6% 13.2% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 10.7% 36.9% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.4% 0.5% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 1.1% 1.0% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 2.6% 3.4% 3.1% 3.1%

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Walnut Creek demographics profile

StatisticWalnut CreekCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)3,42023291
Median age48.636.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)61%52%55%
Speak English75%56%79%
Speak Spanish5%29%13%

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%
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