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West Contra Costa Unified School District is a public school district located in Richmond, CA. It has 31,136 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 24% of students are at least proficient in math and 34% in reading.
About West Contra Costa Unified School District...
Address
1108 Bissell Ave.
Richmond, CA 94801
Telephone
(510) 231-1101
Website

West Contra Costa Unified School District Rankings

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  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
34%
Percent Proficient - Math
24%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1090
973 responses
Average ACT
23
244 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
31,136
Free or Reduced Lunch
70.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,937
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$400,603,000
Expenses Per Student
$17,271/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    55%
  • Support Services
    41%
  • Other
    4%

West Contra Costa Unified School District Reviews

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As an Alumni from Hercules High School, I can honestly say that there were many problems and not too many successful solutions. They are quick to fire teachers with little to no evidence. There were even rumors about teachers having affairs with students! I was taken out of class, I was questioned by lawyers because of this falsely accused rumor of a teacher. All in all, I believe that there needs to be a better system to decide whether a teacher gets fired or not.
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Coming into the West Contra Costa Unified School District, from the Alameda County School district I saw a difference. The schools had more diversity and inclusivity. The staff are very open with the students and the resources are useful. My issue would be the lack of counselors in schools with such a massive student body population. Also the last minute choices administration make are inconvenient for the students, and order to fix it they should step up and have stronger communication with the leadership classes. Overall, the academics are higher than the average public education and with hard work students have a stronger potential to succeede.
West Contra Costa Unified is a great school district! My experience has been amazing and i have definetly learned many new things. One of my most favorite things about WCCUSD is that its is very diversed, so no matter where you go you are able to network and meet tons of people who are all different.