Learn More About Schools in Walnut Creek, Ca


Walnut Creek Elementary School District is a traditional TK-8 district in central Bay Area. The Walnut Creek neighborhood is a unique blend of industrial, suburban, and open space areas. At six elementary schools and one middle school, the district is responsible for meeting the educational needs of about 3,600 students. In 2015 the sixth elementary school, a K-8 school, was opened. Students in gradesTK-5 primarily study in self-contained classes, while students in grades 6-8 are enrolled in both core and elective courses.

The Walnut Creek School District is committed to creating educational experiences that involve all learners, encourage and empower them.  WCSD, in cooperation with our community, focuses on developing outstanding educational opportunities that respect the unique academic, social, and emotional needs of students while offering an atmosphere that promotes collaboration, courage, curiosity, creativity, innovation, perseverance, and a passion for learning. WCSD acknowledges that the development of a 21st century learning environment has the following aspects to it:

  • Facilities providing accessibility, flexibility and versatility
  • Practices of education technology which are filled with scientific, social and emotional objectives
  • Related curriculum enabling students to have options and voice
  • Pedagogical practices which promote and cultivate a diverse student population
  • Lunchtime experiences which foster nutritional needs and social links

Our commitment to engage with the world in a positive way through exploration, innovation, imagination, leadership and character will continue to lead us to become a model of excellence in education.

The District provides all students with a high quality education.. All people, including those with disabilities, have the right to receive a free and adequate public education (FAPE). In compliance with the Federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the district provides special education training and services. Disabled students are put within the least restrictive setting. Parents who have concerns regarding the success of their child should consult with the teacher of their child.

The department of Walnut Creek School District Facilities and Technology Services operates together on a number of district programs.  The agencies work closely with the Department of Education Services to promote teaching and learning, in addition to preparing and overseeing the development of new schools and modernizing existing schools.

The employees of Facilities Planning and Construction Services are working tirelessly to define and create learning opportunities for students, community, and faculty at WCSD throughout the 21st century.

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This amazing school is located near these other top-notch schools in Walnut Creek, California:

  • Buena Vista Elementary
  • Indian Valley Elementary
  • Murwood Elementary
  • Parkmead Elementary
  • Walnut Heights Elementary
  • Walnut Creek Intermediate
  • Las Lomas High School
  • Bancroft Elementary
  • Valle Verde Elementary

All of these wonderful schools are located just a short distance from our location at 1261 Locust Street! Stop by for a visit anytime!