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Walnut Creek Education Foundation
960 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
The Walnut Creek Education Foundation raises money to support a range of programs at public schools in Walnut Creek,More specifically at the five elementary and one middle school in the Walnut Creek School District and at Las Lomas High School in the Acalanes Union HIgh School District. Otherwise known as WCEF K-12, the foundation supplies funding for programs that the districts can no longer cover, especially in these times of declining state revenues. In relying on donations of $500 per family at these schools and other fundraising events, the foundation had a goal to pull in $724,000 for the 2009-10 academic year. For the five elementary schools, WCEF K-12 provided $284,000 in 2009-10 to help pay for art, music, and PE classes and for librarian hours. At Walnut Creek Intermediate, the foundation provided $130,000 to help pay for sixth-grade orientation, counselors and librarian hours. At Las Lomas High School, WCEF 12 supports the leadership class and the counseling program. 
Las Lomas High School
1460 S Main St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Las Lomas High School opened in 1951 in downtown Walnut Creek, the second campus to open in the top-ranking AcalanesMore Union High School District. The home of the Knights, Las Lomas has strong academic programs and a variety of sports teams and extracurricular activities. During the 2007-08 year, Las Lomas was named a National Blue Ribbon School. The principal is Matt Campbell.

The following data is from 2008-09, unless otherwise noted:

  • 2009 Base API: 858
  • 2010 STAR results: 79 percent of 9th-11th graders proficient or advanced in language arts
  • Percentage of parents who are college graduates: 38
  • Percentage of students who are English learners:  4.8
  • Percentage of students who are: White, 69.4; Asian, 9.5; Hispanic,  7.3; African-American, 2.5; Filipino, 2.3; Pacific Islander,  0.3.
  • Percentage who students who receive free or reduced-priced lunches: 3.0
  • Number of expulsions/suspensions: Expulsions, 1; suspensions, 111; 57 involving drugs or violence.

Source: California Department of Education and Ed-Data