NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL

Go back
425 CASTLE ROCK RD
WALNUT CREEK, CA 94598
Visit this school's website
Phone: 925-938-0900
School Information
  • School Rating: 5
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Mt. Diablo Unified School District
  • Students/Teacher: 21:1
  • Students/Grade: 418.5
  • Number Students: 1674
  • Number Teachers: 60
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5316
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 450
  • Principal: Mr Michael Mcalister
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (2510 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (60 Reviews)
    Page 1 of 12
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-01-01
    "I'd do it again to improve my grades. I like having my friends here and playing tennis and being in the orchestra."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-01-01
    "There have been several highlights to my high school career. Over the past four years, I have participated in the Northgate Wind Ensemble (top performing arts group). At the end of my freshman and junior year, the band traveled to Disneyland for a four-day performing trip. I had an amazing time, as we got to explore the creation of Disney music, movie making, and even recorded our own version of Toy Story 3 music. In addition, I had the leading clarinet solo in the piece Blue Shades, by Frank Ticheli, which was one of the highlight pieces of my high school band career. Another great aspect was the water polo team. For four years, I spent countless hours at the pool developing and refining my athletic skills, and learning how to become the best player and teammate I could be. During this past fall, I led the team to our school's first ever Sectional championship! It was a fantastic experience that I will never forget, and this is why I would never choose to attend any other school."
    Topic: Academics | Rating:
    Posted 2016-01-01
    "Nothing about the academic system at this school stands out. Almost all of the teachers do a decent job in the STEM related classrooms."
    Topic: Teachers | Rating:
    Posted 2016-01-01
    "They really vary, but most are helpful and kind to all students. Some pick favorites, though, and sometimes bias shows through in grades. They are well informed and are usually very consistent in grading throughout the year."
    Topic: Teachers | Rating:
    Posted 2016-01-01
    "Over the course of my high school career, I have only had four teachers that I believe went above and beyond to make learning an engaging experience for the students. Each and every day, I was excited to come to their classes, because I knew that I would come out after an hour having learned at least several new things, withe related to the topic at hand, how to study better, or just about our world today. Unfortunately, most teachers did not go to great lengths to make the students learn. They spent their time assigning "busy", time-consuming work, which was easy to grade and did not enrich our education in any way. The teachers who I learned from best used a variety of techniques: in-class group projects, small seminars, presentations, lectures, labs, take-home essays, and timed tests were all utilized. This allowed them to let all types of students learn, by creating different environments each day and attracting both shy, introverted students and loud, outgoing ones. In addition, the best teachers returned graded assignments and tests within a week at the latest, which allowed us, the students, to go over the incorrect material and learn from it. Most of the teachers returned assignments after months, which doesn't enrich our education, since we forgot why we wrote a certain essay or what we were thinking while solving the math problem from four chapters ago. Although the amount of bad teachers greatly outnumbers the excellent ones at my school, I still believe that the good teachers make up for this deficit, by enriching our education and being great mentors and role models."
    Page 1 of 12
    Community information and market data Powered by Onboard Informatics. Copyright ©2016 Onboard Informatics. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. * Based on a 30-year fixed rate of 4.75% with 20% down. The estimated payment is offered for convenience and is not an offer of credit. Due to market fluctuations, interest rates are subject to change at any time and without notice. Interest rates are also subject to credit and property approval based on secondary market guidelines. The rates shown are based on average rates for our best qualified customers. Your individual rate may vary. Rates may differ for FHA, VA or jumbo loans.
    Sources: Maponics, LLC and Onboard Informatics ©2016. School Performance data by SchoolDigger.com. School Review data by Niche.com. This information is provided for general informational purposes only and should not be relied on in making any home-buying decisions. School information does not guarantee enrollment. Contact a local real estate professional or the school district(s) for current information on schools. This information is not intended for use in determining a person's eligibility to attend a school or to use or benefit from other city, town or local services.
    C21 Offices Serving this Area C21 Agents Serving this Area
    View Agents
    Harkishan Singh
    CENTURY 21 Alpha
    408.­629.1101
    5978 Silver Creek Valley Road
    Suite 50
    San Jose, CA 95138
    Janice La Vergne
    CENTURY 21 Alpha
    408.­694.3323
    5978 Silver Creek Valley Road
    Suite 50
    San Jose, CA 95138
    Bryan Cacacho
    CENTURY 21 Marquis
    510.­710.8006
    210 Porter Drive
    #120
    San Ramon, CA 94583
    Elizabeth Taylor
    CENTURY 21 Marquis
    925.­819.0239
    210 Porter Drive
    #120
    San Ramon, CA 94583
    Ofelia Vargas
    CENTURY 21 M&M and Associates
    707.­429.4800
    301 Dickson Hill Road
    Fairfield, CA 94533
    Paul Guardino
    CENTURY 21 M&M and Associates
    925.­677.1322
    4691 Clayton Road, Suite A
    Concord, CA 94521
    Thao Dang of Thao Dang's Team
    CENTURY 21 Alpha
    408.­972.1367
    5978 Silver Creek Valley Road
    Suite 50
    San Jose, CA 95138
    Charles Reynolds
    CENTURY 21 M&M and Associates
    707.­761.2683
    301 Dickson Hill Road
    Fairfield, CA 94533
    Eric Sjoberg
    CENTURY 21 Alpha
    408.­629.1101
    5978 Silver Creek Valley Road
    Suite 50
    San Jose, CA 95138
    Kim Nguyen
    CENTURY 21 M&M and Associates
    510.­494.2114
    39180 Liberty Street, Ste 205
    Fremont, CA 94538
    Diane Ramirez
    CENTURY 21 M&M and Associates
    925.­677.1328
    4691 Clayton Road, Suite A
    Concord, CA 94521
    Carol Bishop
    CENTURY 21 M&M and Associates
    510.­917.2110
    39180 Liberty Street, Ste 205
    Fremont, CA 94538
    Max Aimaq
    CENTURY 21 M&M and Associates
    510.­494.2104
    39180 Liberty Street, Ste 205
    Fremont, CA 94538
    Shirley Barklow
    CENTURY 21 M&M and Associates
    707.­975.2963
    301 Dickson Hill Road
    Fairfield, CA 94533
    Mary Pennewell
    CENTURY 21 M&M and Associates
    707.­334.6022
    301 Dickson Hill Road
    Fairfield, CA 94533
    Brittany Prieto
    CENTURY 21 M&M and Associates
    707.­439.4302
    301 Dickson Hill Road
    Fairfield, CA 94533
    Chad Cabral
    CENTURY 21 M&M and Associates
    707.­373.9438
    39 North Front Street
    Rio Vista, CA 94571
    Monique Fountaine
    CENTURY 21 M&M and Associates
    925.­698.1251
    4691 Clayton Road, Suite A
    Concord, CA 94521
    Yolanda Bradshaw
    CENTURY 21 M&M and Associates
    650.­921.1176
    301 Dickson Hill Road
    Fairfield, CA 94533
    Carol Wright-Vague of Rick & Carol Vague
    CENTURY 21 Alpha
    408.­629.1900
    5978 Silver Creek Valley Road
    Suite 50
    San Jose, CA 95138
    Brian Ng of Thao Dang's Team
    CENTURY 21 Alpha
    408.­629.1101
    5978 Silver Creek Valley Road
    Suite 50
    San Jose, CA 95138
    Dorothy Sansoe
    CENTURY 21 M&M and Associates
    925.­677.1323
    4691 Clayton Road, Suite A
    Concord, CA 94521
    Serena Russell
    CENTURY 21 M&M and Associates
    510.­494.2128
    39180 Liberty Street, Ste 205
    Fremont, CA 94538
    Carol Hamilton
    CENTURY 21 Alpha
    408.­945.9708
    5978 Silver Creek Valley Road
    Suite 50
    San Jose, CA 95138