Buena Vista Elementary, again designated a California Distinguished School in 2008, is nestled in a suburban community a short walk from the vibrant downtown of Walnut Creek and BART, the region’s rapid transit. Our school is renowned for its high success, quality education, ethnic diversity and a close-knit feeling of family. We relate our success to a highly committed workforce and family culture.
Buena Vista is a family-oriented, friendly place inside a loving community where aspirations are strong. Parents and workers also share their delight in belonging to the family of Buena Vista. Students are assured they are contributing to making the best school anywhere!
In 2017 Kelly Eagan attended high school in Buena Vista. She served as the Assistant Principal at Northgate High School before joining WCSD. Her career started at Ygnacio Valley High School, where she taught mathematics at different levels for two years before transferring to high school in the Alhambra for another 10 years as a mathematics teacher.
Buena Vista Elementary School is serving 455 kindergarten-5 grade students.
For the 2016-17 academic year, the number of students attaining Math skills is 69 per cent (which is higher than the California state average of 38 per cent). For the 2016-17 academic year, the number of students who gain Reading/Language Arts skills is 68 percent (which is higher than the California state average of 48 percent).
For the 2016-17 school year, Buena Vista Elementary School put average test scores in the top 20 percent of all schools in California (math ability is top 10 percent, and reading ability is top 20 percent). The 21:1 student: teacher ratio is smaller than the 23:1 State average in California. Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Asian), lower than the national average of 77% in California.
Buena Vista Elementary School ranks among the top 20 percent of all 9,584 schools in California for the 2016-17 school year (based on combined math and reading ability test data). The student: teacher ratio of 21:1 was increased over five school years from 22:1.
Buena Vista Elementary School’s diversity score is 0.70 which is higher than the state average diversity score of 0.64. The composition of the school has stayed largely stable over five school years. The 21:1 teacher ratio for students is lower than the 23:1 state average for California.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Asian), lower than the national average of 77% in California. It is really supportive of the teacher and school administration. They have genuine concerns towards students’ learning and growth.
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This amazing school is located near these other top-notch schools in Walnut Creek, California:
- Buena Vista Elementary
- Indian Valley Elementary
- Murwood Elementary
- Parkmead Elementary
- Walnut Heights Elementary
- Walnut Creek Intermediate
- Las Lomas High School
- Bancroft Elementary
- Valle Verde Elementary
All of these amazing schools are located just a short distance from our location in downtown Walnut Creek, Spaulding Concrete on Locust Street.