Valle Verde Elementary

Summary:

Valle Verde Elementary is a public K-5 school in Walnut Creek, California, serving a student population of 467. The school is part of the Mt. Diablo Unified School District, which is ranked 737 out of 1,560 districts in the state.

Valle Verde Elementary consistently ranks among the top California elementary schools, with students significantly outperforming their peers in the district and state on standardized tests. In 2022-2023, 71.23% of Valle Verde students were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 45.99% for the district and 46.66% for the state. The school also has much higher science proficiency rates, with 62.65% of students proficient or better, compared to the district and state. Valle Verde's diverse student population includes a higher percentage of White (31.48%) and multi-racial (41.33%) students than nearby schools, which tend to have larger Hispanic and/or Asian student populations. Additionally, the school has relatively low chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 0.6% to 14.1%, significantly lower than some nearby schools with rates over 35%.

When compared to other schools in the area, such as Meadow Homes Elementary, Fair Oaks Elementary, and Ygnacio Valley Elementary, Valle Verde stands out for its academic excellence, diverse student population, and low rates of chronic absenteeism and free/reduced-price lunch recipients, suggesting a higher-income student population and strong engagement with the school community.


Detail:

Public K-5

 3275 Peachwillow Ln.
       Walnut Creek, CA  94598-1711


(925) 939-5700

District: Mt. Diablo Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
556th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,423 Help


Students who attend Valle Verde Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Foothill Middle
High:    Northgate High

Student/teacher ratio:  31.1 Help
Number of students:  467

Racial breakdown:

Two or more races:
41.3%
White:
31.5%
Asian:
15.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  8.4% Help


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Compare Details Valle Verde Elementary ranks better than 90.5% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 2nd among 30 ranked elementary schools in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 92.27. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Valle Verde Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: two or more races (41.3%), White (31.5%), Asian (15.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 8.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Valle Verde Elementary is 31.1. 26 elementary schools in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Valle Verde Elementary is $12,423, which is the 13th highest among 30 elementary schools in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Valle Verde Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Valle Verde Elementary 556th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Valle Verde Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Mt. Diablo Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Mt. Diablo Unified 737th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Valle Verde Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Valle Verde Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 97.24 116th 4809 97.6%
2005 96.79 121st 4822 97.5%
2006 96.27 149th 4818 96.9%
2007 94.26 273rd 5113 94.7%
2008 85.66 718th 5113 86.0%
2009 90.85 437th 5193 91.6%
2010 90.71 403rd 5314 92.4%
2011 87.86 573rd 5377 89.3%
2012 93.04 217th 5390 96.0%
2013 87.15 637th 5530 88.5%
2015 92.27 489th 5611 91.3%
2016 92.63 460th 5614 91.8%
2017 85.39 896th 5692 84.3%
2018 81.27 1057th 5662 81.3%
2019 85.97 851st 5789 85.3%
2021 88.58 172nd 1417 87.9%
2022 89.76 699th 5883 88.1%
2023 92.27 551st 5848 90.6%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Valle Verde Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.81 146th 339 56.9%
2022 54.47 323rd 610 47.0%
2023 68.71 214th 667 67.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Valle Verde Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 82.46 651st 5264 87.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Valle Verde Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.67 1256th 5413 76.8%
2019 77.76 1187th 5492 78.4%
2021 82.34 214th 1267 83.1%
2022 86.05 812th 5635 85.6%
2023 92.57 460th 5595 91.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Valle Verde Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.06 931st 5431 82.9%
2019 90.30 561st 5510 89.8%
2021 91.49 121st 1272 90.5%
2022 88.20 723rd 5663 87.2%
2023 89.62 633rd 5627 88.8%
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Rank History for Asian students at Valle Verde Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.89 326th 1071 69.6%
2022 67.71 439th 1154 62.0%
2023 55.95 657th 1183 44.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Valle Verde Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.78 2686th 4830 44.4%
2019 74.38 949th 4963 80.9%
2022 71.58 1077th 5084 78.8%
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Rank History for White students at Valle Verde Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.62 1094th 2737 60.0%
2019 71.20 767th 2834 72.9%
2022 73.69 672nd 2726 75.3%
2023 69.42 814th 2659 69.4%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Valle Verde Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 342 2 50 9 0 n/a n/a 0 403
1989 370 2 58 7 0 n/a n/a 0 437
1990 404 2 48 11 0 n/a n/a 0 465
1991 407 4 50 11 1 n/a n/a 0 473
1992 364 7 51 13 0 n/a n/a 0 435
1993 420 5 70 11 0 n/a n/a 0 506
1994 467 4 66 13 0 n/a n/a 0 550
1995 479 6 82 17 0 n/a n/a 0 584
1996 479 6 82 17 0 n/a n/a 0 584
1997 497 6 81 12 0 n/a n/a 0 596
1998 500 6 82 15 0 n/a n/a 0 603
1999 485 4 83 16 0 n/a n/a 0 588
2000 484 6 78 14 0 n/a n/a 0 582
2001 489 6 83 16 1 n/a n/a 0 595
2002 438 5 94 16 1 n/a n/a 0 554
2003 438 5 94 16 1 n/a n/a 0 554
2004 437 4 94 21 2 n/a n/a 0 558
2005 452 8 86 19 3 n/a n/a 0 568
2006 425 10 93 26 4 n/a n/a 0 558
2007 406 8 107 31 4 n/a n/a 3 559
2008 383 12 112 36 4 n/a n/a 0 547
2009 365 9 94 40 4 1 19 0 532
2010 352 8 92 47 3 0 24 0 526
2011 323 6 85 46 3 0 39 0 502
2012 297 7 77 47 3 1 42 0 474
2013 271 3 71 51 2 2 62 0 462
2014 249 4 78 53 2 3 73 0 462
2015 244 5 80 66 2 3 82 0 482
2016 245 4 75 60 0 2 80 0 466
2017 256 5 88 64 0 3 81 0 497
2018 225 4 85 63 0 2 100 0 479
2019 177 4 76 62 1 1 151 0 472
2020 177 2 69 58 0 3 159 0 468
2021 165 1 67 61 0 2 163 0 459
2022 141 1 65 50 0 1 206 0 464
2023 147 5 71 50 0 1 193 0 467

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 Valle Verde Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 403 19.6 20.5 n/a
1989 437 18.5 23.6 n/a
1990 465 19.5 23.8 n/a
1991 473 20.5 23.0 n/a
1992 435 20.8 20.9 3.7
1993 506 19.5 25.9 3
1994 550 23.1 23.8 3.5
1995 584 24.8 23.5 2.4
1996 584 24.8 23.5 2.4
1997 596 26.1 22.8 3
1998 603 29.1 20.7 1.3
1999 588 30.3 19.4 1.4
2000 582 25.5 22.8 1.9
2001 595 28.0 21.3 1.7
2002 554 26.0 21.3 2.3
2003 554 26.0 21.3 2.3
2004 558 27.5 20.3 2
2005 568 26.0 21.8 0.9
2006 558 24.0 23.3 0
2007 559 26.0 21.5 0.7
2008 547 27.0 20.3 1.5
2009 532 24.0 21.3 2.3
2010 526 20.5 25.6 5.5
2011 502 n/a n/a 4.6
2012 474 19.0 24.9 n/a
2013 462 18.4 25.1 6.7
2014 462 16.0 28.8 8
2015 482 16.0 30.1 8.1
2016 466 18.0 25.8 6.9
2017 497 18.0 27.6 8.7
2018 479 19.4 24.6 10
2019 472 19.5 24.2 9.7
2020 468 n/a n/a 7.5
2021 459 15.0 30.6 8.3
2022 464 15.0 30.9 15.5
2023 467 15.0 31.1 8.4

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Valle Verde Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 403 19.6 20.5 n/a
1989 437 18.5 23.6 n/a
1990 465 19.5 23.8 n/a
1991 473 20.5 23.0 n/a
1992 435 20.8 20.9 3.7
1993 506 19.5 25.9 3
1994 550 23.1 23.8 3.5
1995 584 24.8 23.5 2.4
1996 584 24.8 23.5 2.4
1997 596 26.1 22.8 3
1998 603 29.1 20.7 1.3
1999 588 30.3 19.4 1.4
2000 582 25.5 22.8 1.9
2001 595 28.0 21.3 1.7
2002 554 26.0 21.3 2.3
2003 554 26.0 21.3 2.3
2004 558 27.5 20.3 2
2005 568 26.0 21.8 0.9
2006 558 24.0 23.3 0
2007 559 26.0 21.5 0.7
2008 547 27.0 20.3 1.5
2009 532 24.0 21.3 2.3
2010 526 20.5 25.6 5.5
2011 502 n/a n/a 4.6
2012 474 19.0 24.9 n/a
2013 462 18.4 25.1 6.7
2014 462 16.0 28.8 8
2015 482 16.0 30.1 8.1
2016 466 18.0 25.8 6.9
2017 497 18.0 27.6 8.7
2018 479 19.4 24.6 10
2019 472 19.5 24.2 9.7
2020 468 n/a n/a 7.5
2021 459 15.0 30.6 8.3
2022 464 15.0 30.9 15.5
2023 467 15.0 31.1 8.4

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.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

Valle Verde Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201295.0%0.0%0.0%5.0%97.0%100.0%98.0%97.0%95.0%
201399.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%99.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%99.0%
201494.0%5.0%1.0%0.0%94.0%94.0%94.0%94.0%94.0%
201597.0%2.0%0.0%1.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%97.0%
201694.0%2.0%0.0%4.0%94.0%96.0%96.0%94.0%95.0%
201795.0%2.0%1.0%3.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%95.0%97.0%
2018≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
201995.0%0.0%5.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%98.0%95.0%97.0%
202096.7%2.2%1.1%96.7%
202190.3%1.1%1.1%95.7%94.6%95.7%94.6%
202296.5%0.0%1.2%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Valle Verde Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $12,423

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Valle Verde Elementary

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 851st of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 551st of 5848 Elementary schools
 5.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Valle Verde Elementary)56.772.9
 16.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Mt. Diablo Unified)4843.3
 4.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Valle Verde Elementary)73.180
 6.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Mt. Diablo Unified)49.947.3
 2.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Valle Verde Elementary)67.965.7
 2.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Mt. Diablo Unified)50.446.9
 3.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Valle Verde Elementary)63.473.2
 9.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Mt. Diablo Unified)43.746.1
 2.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Valle Verde Elementary)76.374.7
 1.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Mt. Diablo Unified)48.848.1
 0.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Valle Verde Elementary)76.362.2
 14.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Mt. Diablo Unified)34.835.9
 1.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Valle Verde Elementary)71.262.7
 8.5%
   5th Grade Science (Mt. Diablo Unified)32.635.5
 3%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students472467
 1.1%
African American45
 25%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian7671
 6.6%
Hispanic6250
 19.4%
Pacific Islander11
White177147
 16.9%
Two or More Races151193
 27.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients9.7%8.4%
 1.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Valle Verde Elementary

Students who attend Valle Verde Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Foothill Middle
High : Northgate High

Yes. Valle Verde Elementary ranks in the top 9.5% of California elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 467 students attended Valle Verde Elementary.

Students at Valle Verde Elementary are 41% Two or more races, 31% White, 15% Asian, 11% Hispanic, 1% African American.


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