School Details

Walnut Creek Intermediate School

2425 Walnut Boulevard, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
(925) 944-6840
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1113 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

83%
83%
60%
77%
77%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Walnut Creek Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
84%
60%
78%
79%
52%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Walnut Creek Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
91%
50%
80%
80%
57%
55%
55%
31%
78%
78%
52%
85%
85%
67%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Walnut Creek Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Walnut Creek Intermediate School is a public middle school in Walnut Creek. The principal of Walnut Creek Intermediate School is Kevin Collins, whose e-mail is kcollins@wcsd.k12.ca.us. 1,113 students go to Walnut Creek Intermediate School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Unspecified; and Black, non-Hispanic. 5% of the Walnut Creek Intermediate School students have "limited English proficiency." 11% of the 1,113 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Walnut Creek Intermediate School is 21:1. Seven Hills, The is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 69% 65%
Unspecified 6% 11%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
Filipino 3% 3%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian 15% 9%
Hispanic 10% 9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 3529%
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11% 10%
Limited English proficiency 5% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school professional & caring staff..Once we've met our daughter's teachers we knew we've made the wright choice..

  • (1 year ago)

    Snobs! the principal is by far the worst ever! Some of the teachers are rude if your child needs a little help you can forget it! They are ignored I am looking to taking my son out of this snobby school.

  • (1 year ago)

    WCI is a great school. I have 2 children at this school who are both completely different learners. When we needed to make a schedule change they made it a simple process and it was done immediately. The teachers and counselors are very accessible. The ability of the school to work with different types of students and learners is a testament to a great school!

  • (1 year ago)

    I hate this school. The teachers are horrible selfish and rude. The students are bullies. As a parent I never was notified about ANYTHING going on at the school. The administration never cared about any of my concerns and I never got any responses from them after emailing them. Bullies never get in trouble because the staff doesn't care .And most of all the parents weren't involved at all. Sending my child here was a big mistake. With the lack of classes supporting teachers help and their horrible teaching techniques my child didn't accomplish to her full potential here at WCI .

  • (1 year ago)

    Not a school for disabled or disabled and for children that have 2.0 GPA below.

  • (1 year ago)

    WCI is the best school. The teachers are VERY nice and principals too especially Kevin Honey. I'm about to finish eighth grade and from my first day here i loved it.

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter is in 6th grade and she is loving this school. She came from a small private school so it was an adjustment to a large public school but so far everything has been great. The school has a lot of extra activities for the kids (sports band drama glee club etc) and they have a great after school youth center for working parents.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is great so far. By that I mean we recently moved to Walnut Creek form San Francisco where my son attended Highland Christin School. At this point my son loves the school teachers and staff. The back to school night was very informative and all the teachers have one goal of improving your childs learning. My wife wishes we had moved years ago!

  • (3 years ago)

    I love WCI i think it is the best middle school in walnut creek and the teachers are great there they really make learning fun. foothill middle school is not in a friendly enviorment most of my cousins that live in Concord have gone there and said that some 7th graders have been smoking there doing sexual stuff and cussing alot and besides the Mt. Daiblo school district has lost a lot of teachers and has not raised a lot of money. i really recommend that you should send your children to the Walnut Creek School District (WCSD).

  • (3 years ago)

    i love this school. i think that most of the teachers here are very nice. i am about to finish sixth grade and from my first day here i loved it. Squire Pride!

  • (3 years ago)

    After sending two children through this school I must say I am thoroughly disappointed with the teaching staff on the whole. Voters have approved each and every bond measure to improve the situation yet teachers seem to be in punishment mode bemoaning the number of students they've been saddled with each year. I have had teachers ignore emails altogether with no explanation or in better scenarios I receive one lined responses that do not answer my most basic questions. Teachers direct parents and students to the website for homework assignments yet many times there is no relevant info there. Each teacher uses the site differently so we're expected to adapt to each one's way of doing things. If it takes a village to raise a child this village has been deserted. As a parent who attempts to be involved and helpful - what more can one do? I should have home schooled.

  • (4 years ago)

    WCI is a fantastic learning environment. My son's STAR scores are up 20 points over 5th grade in Concord. I moved to WC to get him in WCI and now my daughter is at Walnut Heights too. Every time I am on campus the students are helpful and very friendly. The teachers respond quickly by email and are more than wiling to provide progress reports whenever I ask. This is a great way to stay on top of your child's grades and all his teachers have suggested that all parents stay this informed. The parents here do a lot too me included.

  • (4 years ago)

    I've worked as a substitute teacher through out Contra Costa County over the past 5 years and Walnut Creek Intermediate is the best. The special education program is superb! This school does an excellent job at reaching diverse learners from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds. This is a very balanced school and a fun place to teach.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school has very poor oversight of children who are non-standard. My experience is that students who need any kind of help are not given it; that instead they are blamed when they need assistance. I asked for help and was not given it. As a result my child suffered.

  • (4 years ago)

    Walnut Creek Intermediate is a Great School and remains Great even in tough financial times! WCI is excellent at preparing students to enter high school but even more importantly WCI is wonderful at teaching our kids to be productive and kind citizens focusing on respect and inclusion of all diversity! Go WCI!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Walnut Creek Intermediate is the best middle school I have attended and i went to two differnet other middle schools and if I had to rate this school out of 10 I would give it a 10.The vice principals Ms.vorhees and Mr.honey are very nice and friendly.It is a very safe school all the teachers there are very nice except a couple that I could point out but this is a very good school and I would definetly recomend it.My name is Grace A. and this school is excellent!!!! And there is no gang violence at all unlike El dorado middle school.

  • (5 years ago)

    It is a wonderful school. I am now a seventh grader. The teachers (most of them) are really nice.

  • (6 years ago)

    I concur that while WCI is generallly a very good school it does not provide sufficient challenge the brightest students and the teaching is aimed at the average student

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter just graduated from WCI and she had a wonderful experience there with very few exceptions. Now my youngest will be attending this year and she is already excited about attending the school her sister talked so highly about.

  • (8 years ago)

    Our son is finishing up his first year at WCI. He enjoys attending the school and we're very happy with the academics and extracurricular activities. Parent involvement is very high and the school has recently completed impressive renovations of its library and other facilities.

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