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Castle Rock Arabians
1350 Castle Rock Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Castle Rock Arabians is situated in the foothills of Mt. Diablo State Park, near Castle Rock Park. They provide privateMore and group horseback riding lessons for riders of all ages and skill levels. Certified instructors are available to help beginner horse riders learn to walk, trot and canter or assist advanced riders who want to improve equitation and develop new skills. Private lessons are designed to teach students to ride and learn how to halter, lead, tack up, groom, safety procedures and horse behavior. Horsemanship classes include English and Western riding, care of the horse, stable management, safety and control. They offer birthday party plans and also meet insurance requirements of the Girl Scouts of the San Francisco Bay Area and Sonoma County.
Northgate High School
425 Castle Rock Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Northgate High School, which opened in 1974, is part of the Mt. Diablo Unified School District. Its name comes fromMore its location near the north entrance of Mount Diablo State Park. 

The school's principal is John McMorris.

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

  • 2009 Base API: 855
  • 2010 STAR results: 77 percent of 9th-11th graders proficient or advanced in language arts
  • Percentage of parents who are college graduates: 32
  • Percentage of students who are English learners:  1.7
  • Percentage of students who are: White, 68.3; Asian, 18.3; Hispanic,  7.5; Filipino, 3.5; African-American, 1.6; Pacific Islander,  0.4.
  • Percentage who students who receive free or reduced-priced lunches: 3.8
  • Number of expulsions/suspensions involving drugs or violence: Expulsions, 0; suspensions, 35

Source: California Department of Education and Ed-Data