Mission "Walnut Acres Elementary School strives to promote high academic achievement, enhance the students' physical and emotional well-being by developing a sense of responsibility and respect for one's self, encourage appreciation of individual differences and mutual respect within the school community, promote discovery, creativity, logical thinking and problem solving, and provide ongoing communication within the school community." School Information Walnut Acres Elementary is part of the Mt. Diablo Unified School District, and is located in Walnut Creek, California. The site houses kindergarten through fifth grade self-contained classrooms. Thirty-six faculty members provide instruction to the approximately 700 Walnut Acres students. Walnut Acres was designated as a California Distinguished School in 1993 and 2004. Among its unique programs are a highly acclaimed music program, a full slate of after-school enrichment classes, a Gifted and Talented Program, a weekly Homework Club, and a Student Council-run recycling program.