Northgate High

Public 9-12

 425 Castle Rock Rd.
       Walnut Creek, CA  94598-4599


 (925) 938-0900

District: Mt. Diablo Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
149th of 2,017 California High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  22.4
Number of students:  1,558

Racial breakdown:
White:
58.0%
Asian:
22.8%
Hispanic:
10.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  8.3%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Northgate High ranked better than 92.6% of high schools in California. It also ranked first among 8 ranked high schools in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District! (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 92.42. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (58%), Asian (22.8%), Hispanic (10.3%). (See more...)
Compare Details 8.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Northgate High is 22.4. 9 high schools in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Northgate High employs 69.4 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Northgate High:

SchoolDigger ranks Northgate High 149th of 2017 California public high schools. (See Northgate High in the ranking list.)

Mt. Diablo Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Mt. Diablo Unified 399th of 856 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Northgate High

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 91.03 17th 1653 99.0%
2005 92.33 10th 1901 99.5%
2006 89.21 36th 1968 98.2%
2007 90.59 25th 2063 98.8%
2008 87.15 41st 2117 98.1%
2009 83.23 69th 2238 96.9%
2010 87.80 53rd 2281 97.7%
2011 80.20 147th 2367 93.8%
2012 79.25 156th 2354 93.4%
2013 72.13 270th 2426 88.9%
2015 93.98 101st 1994 94.9%
2016 92.16 136th 2039 93.3%
2017 92.73 139th 2021 93.1%
2018 92.42 149th 2017 92.6%

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Open Quote If you have a high performing child then you are in great shape. If you have a child in the middle ground or WORSE (IEP or 504) then you are in BIG trouble. My child had a 504 plan where the documented LD specified that she take tests in an environment other than the class room. Northgate said we do have the facilities to do this. She was not allowed in Resource, not allowed in the hall, not allowed in the library. They did enforce her 504 modifications with their teachers.

Why? Because they can't retain their teachers. My kids had NO spanish teacher, no algebra teacher etc. for more than the first 3 months. The AP and Honors classes ALways had teachers.

In 10 years we have had 3 principals and the entire Vice principal Staff left in 2014- 2015 and almost all.

School Digger you need to change your criteria. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, September 10, 2010

Open Quote quality of math / science teachers could be better. There are up to 35 students per class. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Northgate High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1091 19 197 36 1 n/a n/a 0 1344
1989 997 16 214 25 2 n/a n/a 0 1254
1990 935 16 237 28 1 n/a n/a 0 1217
1991 936 13 248 36 1 n/a n/a 0 1234
1992 982 10 269 40 3 n/a n/a 0 1304
1993 1052 13 266 40 4 n/a n/a 0 1375
1994 1108 12 268 50 1 n/a n/a 0 1439
1995 1182 14 300 55 1 n/a n/a 0 1552
1996 1182 14 300 55 1 n/a n/a 0 1552
1997 1125 15 316 56 0 n/a n/a 0 1512
1998 1120 19 319 51 0 n/a n/a 0 1509
1999 1082 25 320 60 1 n/a n/a 0 1488
2000 1090 25 324 61 1 n/a n/a 0 1501
2001 1119 22 336 54 2 n/a n/a 0 1533
2002 1119 22 362 51 1 n/a n/a 0 1555
2003 1119 22 362 51 1 n/a n/a 0 1555
2004 1111 29 356 74 1 n/a n/a 0 1571
2005 1117 29 365 91 2 n/a n/a 0 1604
2006 1118 28 357 96 2 n/a n/a 0 1601
2007 1098 29 352 108 4 n/a n/a 0 1591
2008 1049 20 347 115 4 n/a n/a 0 1535
2009 1044 25 333 114 3 6 4 0 1529
2010 1004 22 311 117 4 7 11 0 1476
2011 1011 26 294 125 5 7 22 0 1490
2012 1014 24 317 142 6 14 34 0 1551
2013 979 22 332 163 8 19 66 0 1589
2014 997 33 371 176 7 19 40 0 1643
2015 974 36 384 180 7 20 70 0 1671
2016 930 34 358 175 8 16 78 0 1599
2017 903 29 356 160 8 16 86 0 1558

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Northgate High

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1344 54.0 24.8 n/a
1989 1254 51.5 24.3 n/a
1990 1217 52.3 23.2 n/a
1991 1234 53.1 23.2 n/a
1992 1304 54.0 24.1 0.6
1993 1375 52.9 26.0 1.2
1994 1439 60.9 23.6 0.4
1995 1552 63.8 24.3 1.4
1996 1552 63.8 24.3 1.4
1997 1512 60.8 24.9 1.5
1998 1509 62.8 24.0 1.8
1999 1488 61.6 24.2 1.9
2000 1501 63.8 23.5 2.0
2001 1533 64.7 23.7 1.3
2002 1555 65.0 23.9 0.9
2003 1555 65.0 23.9 0.9
2004 1571 68.4 23.0 1.5
2005 1604 67.5 23.8 1.7
2006 1601 60.8 26.3 0.0
2007 1591 67.5 23.6 2.7
2008 1535 70.0 21.9 3.4
2009 1529 65.6 21.4 3.8
2010 1476 61.0 24.2 3.8
2011 1490 n/a n/a 5.1
2012 1551 62.6 24.7 n/a
2013 1589 64.2 24.7 8.8
2014 1643 66.4 24.7 9.4
2015 1671 67.0 24.9 9.2
2016 1599 67.0 23.8 9.2
2017 1558 69.4 22.4 8.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Northgate High

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1344 54.0 24.8 n/a
1989 1254 51.5 24.3 n/a
1990 1217 52.3 23.2 n/a
1991 1234 53.1 23.2 n/a
1992 1304 54.0 24.1 0.6
1993 1375 52.9 26.0 1.2
1994 1439 60.9 23.6 0.4
1995 1552 63.8 24.3 1.4
1996 1552 63.8 24.3 1.4
1997 1512 60.8 24.9 1.5
1998 1509 62.8 24.0 1.8
1999 1488 61.6 24.2 1.9
2000 1501 63.8 23.5 2.0
2001 1533 64.7 23.7 1.3
2002 1555 65.0 23.9 0.9
2003 1555 65.0 23.9 0.9
2004 1571 68.4 23.0 1.5
2005 1604 67.5 23.8 1.7
2006 1601 60.8 26.3 0.0
2007 1591 67.5 23.6 2.7
2008 1535 70.0 21.9 3.4
2009 1529 65.6 21.4 3.8
2010 1476 61.0 24.2 3.8
2011 1490 n/a n/a 5.1
2012 1551 62.6 24.7 n/a
2013 1589 64.2 24.7 8.8
2014 1643 66.4 24.7 9.4
2015 1671 67.0 24.9 9.2
2016 1599 67.0 23.8 9.2
2017 1558 69.4 22.4 8.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

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