Mount Diablo Unified School District

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Mount Diablo Unified School District (MDUSD) is a public school district in Contra Costa County, California. It currently operates 29 elementary schools, 10 middle schools, and six high schools, with 7 alternative school programs and an adult education program.[1] MDUSD is one of the largest school districts in the state of California, with over 56 school sites and a budget of approximately $270,000,000. The district has over 36,000 K-12 students, over 20,000 adult education students, and over 3,500 employees, including over 2,000 certificated educators.[2] The district covers 150 square miles (390 km2), including the cities of Concord and Clayton; as well as most of Pleasant Hill and portions of Walnut Creek, Pittsburg, Lafayette, and Martinez; and unincorporated areas, including Pacheco, Clyde, and Bay Point.[2]

Superintendent and Board[edit]

The current district superintendent is Dr. Nellie Meyer.[3]

The current members of the Board of Education are:[4]

  • Barbara Oaks, President
  • Brian Lawrence, Vice President
  • Lynne Dennler
  • Cheryl Hansen
  • Linda Mayo


Approximately 32,000 students are enrolled at MDUSD. The racial makeup of MDUSD's students is 55.0% Non-Hispanic white, 26.7% Hispanic, 7.8% Asian, 5.2% African American, 3.7% Filipino, 1.1% Pacific Islander, and 0.5% Native American.[2]

Schools and Programs[edit]

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Ayers
  • Bancroft
  • Bel Air
  • Cambridge
  • Cornerstone
  • Delta View
  • Eagle Peak (charter elementary school using the Montessori system)
  • El Monte
  • Fair Oaks
  • Gregory Gardens
  • Hidden Valley
  • Highlands
  • Holbrook (closed)
  • Meadow Homes
  • Monte Gardens (magnet school)
  • Mt. Diablo
  • Mountain View
  • Pleasant Hill
  • Rio Vista
  • Sequoia
  • Shore Acres
  • Silverwood
  • Strandwood
  • Sun Terrace
  • Sunrise
  • Valhalla
  • Valle Verde
  • Walnut Acres
  • Westwood
  • Woodside
  • Wren Avenue
  • Ygnacio Valley

Middle schools[edit]

  • Diablo View
  • El Dorado
  • Foothill
  • Glenbrook (closed)
  • Oak Grove
  • Pine Hollow
  • Pleasant Hill
  • Riverview
  • Sequoia (magnet school)
  • Valley View

High schools[edit]

Clayton Valley Charter High School was originally an MDUSD school but, in 2011, was converted to a charter by petition to the county office of education.[5] It is no longer part of the district.

Alternative schools[edit]

  • Alliance Program - Mental Health Collaborative
  • Crossroads NSHS (necessary small high school)
  • Diablo Day School
  • Foster Youth Services - service, not a school
  • Gateway NSHS
  • Home and Hospital - program, not a school
  • Horizons: CIS (Center for Independent Study) - program, not a school
  • Horizons: Home Study - program, not a school
  • Nueva Vista NSHS
  • Olympic High (continuation high school)
  • Prospect NSHS
  • Shadelands - pre-school
  • Gregory Gardens - pre-school
  • Summit NSHS
  • Transitional Learning Center (TLC)
  • Work Experience Education

Adult education program[edit]

  • Mt. Diablo Adult Education


The earliest schools in the area were grammar schools, each independently founded after the Civil War. The first school in Concord, for example, was a two-story building constructed in 1870 at the corner of Grant and Bonifacio streets; this was replaced by an even larger school on Willow Pass Road in 1892.[6]

MDUSD was formed in 1948 from the Mount Diablo Union High School District and the local grammar schools.


  1. ^ Mt. Diablo Unified School District. "Mt. Diablo USD Schools". Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Mt. Diablo Unified School District. "About MDUSD". Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Mt. Diablo Unified School District. "Interim Superintendent, Dr. John Bernard". Mt. Diablo Unified School District. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Mt. Diablo Unified School District. "Board Members". Mt. Diablo Unified School District. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  5. ^ Clayton Valley Charter High School. "CVCHS Timeline". Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  6. ^ Harris, Joel A. (2009). Images of America: Concord. San Francisco: Arcadia Publishing. pp. 22 & 49. ISBN 978-0-7385-6913-0. 

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