Of all of the local neighborhood amenities that can influence a buyer’s decision to purchase a home, proximity to a good quality school is many times the most influential. Choosing a neighborhood that’s the right fit for you and your family is key particularly when you are considering your child or children’s educational journey. In Walnut Creek, there are several options to choose from whether you go the public school route or choose a private school path.

Walnut Creek is divided into two public school districts. The Walnut Creek School District which includes the neighborhoods in the South and Southwest areas of the city, Walnut Heights, Parkmead and Rudgear Estates, and the Mount Diablo School District which includes the neighborhoods to the East, Bancroft, Woodlands and Northgate.

Each school and neighborhood offers numerous benefits depending on which option you choose. Many were just awarded the 2014 California Distinguished School accolade by State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson in April of this year. Another great resource is to visit each school’s Parent Faculty website, which will give you a first-hand look into the pulse of the school community.

Walnut Creek School District

Kindergarten-5th Grade

  • Buena Vista Elementary (buenavistapta.org)
  • Indian Valley Elementary (ivpto.org)
  • Murwood Elementary (murwoodpta.org)
  • Parkmead Elementary (parkmeadpta.org)
  • Walnut Heights Elementary (whpta.com)

Intermediate 6th-8th Grade

  • Walnut Creek Intermediate (wcipta.org)

High School

  • Las Lomas (laslomasptsa.org)

Mount Diablo School District

Kindergarten-5th Grade

  • Bancroft Elementary (bancroftpfc.org)
  • Valle Verde Elementary (vves.mdusd.ca.schoolloop.com)
  • Walnut Acres Elementary (walnutacrespfc.org)

Intermediate 6th-8th Grade

  • Foothill Middle School (sites.google.com/site/foothillmiddleschoolpfa/home)

High School

  • Northgate (northgatehs-pfc.com)

Walnut Creek Schools