Preparing Our Children to Learn
The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) is an economically and ethnically diverse district, serving the cities of Richmond, El Cerrito, San Pablo, Pinole, and Hercules and the unincorporated areas of Bayview-Montalvin Manor, East Richmond Heights, El Sobrante, Kensington, North Richmond, and Tara Hills. WCCUSD enrolled 28,121 students in the 2018-19 school year and had 54 schools.
WCCUSD is a diverse district that includes approximately 60 schools and nearly 30,000 students. Nearly three-quarters (72%) of WCCUSD’s student population qualifies as low income, which means they receive free or reduced price meals (FRPM). WCCUSD is the third largest district in Contra Costa County and serves the highest percentage of low-income students in the county. WCCUSD also serves 137 foster youth and 755 homeless children. Close to one in three students (32%) are English Learners (EL), exceeding the state’s rate of 21%. Most English Learners (78%) are native Spanish speakers, with at least 46 other non-English languages represented.
The Ed Fund focuses on supporting the students and schools of greatest opportunity knowing that a quality K-12 education is essential for future success.