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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    D+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
West Contra Costa Unified School District is a public school district located in Richmond, CA. It has 28,121 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 23% of students are at least proficient in math and 34% in reading.
1108 Bissell Ave.
Richmond, CA 94801

West Contra Costa Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
34%
Percent Proficient - Math
23%
Average Graduation Rate
79%
Average SAT
1100
1,139 responses
Average ACT
24
239 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
28,121
Free or Reduced Lunch
70.5%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$75,561
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.3%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$15,065/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    54%
  • Support Services
    41%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    D
Median Household Income
$64,575
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,400
National
$949
Median Home Value
$422,300
National
$184,700

West Contra Costa Unified School District Reviews

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The teachers from WCCUSD understand their students' perspectives mostly due to their similar backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. This makes for perfect teachers as they are understanding, kind and considerate. However, our community as a whole lacks proper resources and financial support to offer their students with challenging courses and career readiness opportunities that better prepare us for our future.
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WCCUSD has many resources devoted to its students. The student to tablet ratio is 1-1 and this allows for technologically advanced classrooms. In secondary, there are many Advanced Placement tests whose tests are free for the students to take motivating many kids to take APs. WCCUSD is located in a place where many of its students live in poverty, because of this the school district also has a few downfalls. Lack of teachers, which means bigger classrooms. Arts programs cut because of funding problems. Many schools have had to close because they are no longer financially capable to run anymore. They have millions of dollars in debt and it does put a strain on the level of education a child can receive.
The teachers are nice. We are well funded by Chevron so we get tablets and other necessities. We have a very nice dance program. The school is just recently built and it is beautiful! However, we do not have any security guards on staff at our school.