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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. 
Walnut Creek Intermediate
2425 Walnut Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94597

Walnut Creek Intermediate, home of the Squires, opened in 1956 to serve middle school students in the Walnut CreekMore School District.

Students from the district's five elementary schools feed into WCI, giving the school a large and somewhat diverse population. The school's sixth and eighth grade students are organized around core English and social studies classes.

Students also have the option to take electives, including drama, computer, weight training, Spanish, French, yearbook, cartooning and leadership. The principal is Kevin Collins. All data below is for 2008-09 unless otherwise indicated. 

  • 2009 Base API: 894
  • 2010 STAR results: 85 percent of 6th-8th graders proficient or advanced in language arts
  • Percentage of parents with a college education: 39
  • Percentage of students who are: white, 69 percent; Asian, 12; Hispanic, 10; African-American, 3; Filipino, 3; Pacific Islander, 1. 
  • Percentage of students who are English learners:
  • Percentage who students who receive free or reduced-priced lunches: 12 
  • Number of Expulsions/suspensions: expulsions, 0; suspensions, 100, 56 involving drugs or violence. 

Source: California Department of Education, Ed-Data and Walnut Creek School District