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Nestled at the base of Mt. Diablo in the suburban East San Francisco Bay Area, the Mt. Diablo Unified School District, can be characterized as a representative California microcosm. Mt. Diablo is one of the largest school districts in the state of California, with over 56 school sites and programs. The district's statistics for ethnic/racial diversity, average class size, test scores, numbers of Limited English Proficient (LEP) students and the primary languages they represent, mirror those for the State of California as a whole.


 

Facts About the District

Unified in 1948
$294 million corporation (Dec. 2012)
Student Population: K-12 31,829 (Dec. 2012)
Adult Education: 10,529 (July 2012)
English Language Learners:
  • 7,164 (2011-12 DataQuest)
  • 6,094 Fluent English Proficient (2011-12 DataQuest)
Special Education: 4,092 (Dec. 2011 DataQuest)                       
Languages: More than 50
2011 Graduates: 2219 or 81.8%
Five Member Board
Electorate: 134,417 (Nov. 2011)

 

Full/Part Time Employees

FTE Certificated Staff: 1,692
FTE Psychologists: 60
FTE Classified Staff: 894
FTE Management/Confidential: 187
FTE All Programs: 2,833 (July 2012)
Percentage of Managers to Other Staff: 4%

 

Size

150 square miles, including cities of Concord, Pleasant Hill, Clayton; portions of Walnut Creek, Martinez and Pittsburg, unincorporated areas, including Lafayette, Pacheco, and Bay Point.

 

Programs

High Schools: 5
Necessary Small High Schools: 4
Middle Schools: 9
Elementary Schools: 28
Continuation High School
Charter Elementary School
Charter High School
Special Education Schools: 2
Mental Health Collaboratives: 5
Independent Study School
Home Study School K-12
Preschool Center for Deaf and Blind
Adult Education
Foster Youth Services
Homeless Outreach Program for Education (HOPE)
Home and Hospital
Wrap Around Counseling
Bridge
Workability

Facilities

School Sites: 49
Adult Education Sites: 2
Central Office
Professional Development Center
Maintenance & Operations
Warehouse
Purchasing
Transportation
Measure C Coordination
Leased Sites: 3
 

Enrollment Diversity

White (43.0%); Hispanic (35.9%); Asian (7.2%); African American (4.8%); Filipino (4.3%); Pacific Islander (1.0%); Native American (0.5%)

Compared to Contra Costa County student demographics, the District's populations are: 5% higher for Hispanic, 5.4% higher for White, 4.7% lower for African American, and 2.8% lower for Asian (2012-11 Ed-Data)

 

Food and Nutrition Services

Daily Average Meal Service
  • 5,422 Breakfasts a Day
  • 13,653 Lunches a Day
  • 2,169 After School Snacks a Day
  • 160 Suppers a Day
Processed 7,433 family applcations for Free/Reduced Meals
"Directly Certified" nearly 2,700 families through a computerized benefits matching program
42% of District enrollment qualifies for Free/Reduced Meals
  • 12,024 Students qualified for Free/Reduced Meals
  • 2,217 Students qualified to received Reduced Priced Meals

 

Transportation

Routes: 70 Special Needs, 10 General Education
Average Daily Mileage: 8,575 miles
Field Trips in 2011-2012: 2,160

 

Cares After School Programs

Elementary Schools
  • Bel Air
  • Cambridge
  • Delta View
  • El Monte
  • Fair Oaks
  • Meadow Homes
  • Rio Vista
  • Shore Acres
  • Sun Terrace
  • Wren Avenue
  • Ygnacio Valley
Middle Schools
  • El Dorado
  • Oak Grove
  • Riverview
High Schools
  • Mt. Diablo
  • Ygnacio Valley

 

Licensed, Independent Day Care Sites

Elementary Schools
  • Ayers
  • Bancroft
  • Delta View
  • El Monte
  • Gregory Gardens
  • Hidden Valley
  • Highlands
  • Monte Gardens
  • Mt. Diablo
  • Mountain View
  • Pleasant Hill
  • Rio Vista
  • Sequoia
  • Silverwood
  • Strandwood
  • Valhalla
  • Valle Verde
  • Walnut Acres
  • Westwood
  • Woodside
  • Ygnacio Valley
Middle Schools
  • Foothill
  • Riverview
  • Sequoia
Community Support

1989 Measure A: Mello Roos $90 million for 13 Elementary Multi-Use Rooms, 9 Middle School Mini-Gyms, ADA improvements, security and telephone systems, facility renovations

2002 Measure C: $250 million combined with $130 from Prop 39 matching state funds for classrooms, science labs, HVAC, athletic facilities, facility renovations

2010 Measure C: $348 million for classrooms, science labs, HVAC, technology backbone, solar initiative, athletic facilities, facility renovations

 

MDUSD Strategic Plan

2010-2015 Mission
MDUSD Students will graduate as responsible citizens prepared to succeed in the college or career of their choice.

Vision
Mt. Diablo Unified School District is to be a district in which all students, staff and community:
  • treat each other with dignity and respect
  • respect cultural, racial and economic diversity
  • assume responsibility for the educational and individual needs of students
  • support each other in achieving meaningful outcomes to enable individuals to experience success
  • use technology to access, manage and communicate information
  • collaborate to achieve mutual goals
  • encourage students to become responsible citizens in a democratic society
The Mt. Diablo Unified School District is to be a district in which all schools:
  • provide effective instruction as the focus of all activity
  • provide a safe, secure, nurturing, and stimulating learning environment
  • arrange time and space around the needs of the student
  • are recognized and supported for their individuality and culture
  • support students in achieving meaningful outcomes to prepare them to be successful adults

 

Values


Focus on Children
Excellence
Integrity
Respect
Safety
 

We Will Always. . .

 
  • Make decisions based on the best interests of the students
  • Elevate communication to a level that is inclusive and instills trust
  • Behave in an ethical, respectful, responsive manner
  • Seek out reform, innovation, and partnerships to bring academic excellence to our students
  • Recruit and retain the most effective, highly qualified staff available

Strategic Initiatives

  1. Academic Excellence and Learning
    MDUSD will provide a rigorous, relevant, and engaging educational experience to all students. MDUSD will seek out reform, innovation, and partnerships to ensure academic excellence.
    We understand that increasing student achievement is a team effort, one that requires a systemic and sustained approach to school improvement and reform. Student success is dependent upon parent, teacher, administrator, support staff, and school success.

  2. Supportive Family and Community Involvement MDUSD will actively build strong, positive relationships with students, families, and the community to foster trust and shared responsibility. 
    MDUSD will use multiple methods of communication and engagement to reach all stakeholders and increase opportunities for meaningful community input and participation to advance student achievement and learning in all subject areas.

  3. High Quality, Effective Staff
    The key to MDUSD success is its people, and MDUSD will recruit, develop, support, and retain the most talented staff.

  4. Respectful, Responsive Service and Communication
    MDUSD staff will be responsive and respectful while providing outstanding service to co-workers, students, parents, and community members.
    District and site staff will proactively seek opportunities, to improve communication and customer service. Every person who interacts with MDUSD should be treated with dignity, respect, courtesy, and cultural sensitivity.

  5. Optimal Operations and Infrastructure
    MDUSD will implement sound fiscal and human resource policies that maximize resources, generate revenue, provide accountability, and accomplish educational priorities within a balanced budget framework. 
    If students are going to achieve excellence, all school and district operations must be excellent as well. Alignment across the district is critical so MDUSD will clearly align its fiscal and human resources to focus on achieving educational excellence. MDUSD will work in partnership with employees, parents, and the community to be a results-oriented district that involves all school, departments, and community groups.

We take pride in embracing an energy and commitment to learning that's truly unique. From the magic of the San Francisco Bay Area, to our partnerships with students and parents, to our passionate delivery of curriculum -- MDUSD provides an educational experience unlike any other.