Mount Diablo Unified School District

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Mount Diablo Unified School District
1936 Carlotta Dr.
Concord, California, Contra Costa County, 94519
District information
Type Public
Established 1948
Superintendent Nellie Meyer
Other information

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 five 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]

  • Debra Mason, President
  • Cheryl Hansen, Vice President
  • Joanne Durkee
  • Brian Lawrence
  • 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
  • El Monte
  • Fair Oaks
  • Gregory Gardens
  • Hidden Valley
  • Highlands
  • 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
  • Oak Grove
  • Pine Hollow
  • Pleasant Hill
  • Riverview
  • Sequoia (magnet school)
  • Valley View

High schools[edit]

Aerial view of College Park High School

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.[5]

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. ^ 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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