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Walton Academy, Inc.

Charter | 6-12 | 187 students

 

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Posted November 13, 2013

Walton Academy is a very good school and both of my Grandkid's go there i have to move thim because i really don't have anyone to pick thim up and after care is $110 week for two kid's 2 half hour.that to much. other then that i love the school and Teacher are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2013

As a parent this school has been a blessing to me , my son had a hard time getting along with his teacher at the middle school and again at the high school , the teachers would say the most horrible things to him . At the academy my son enjoys school the teachers do not pick on a child .The teachers enjoy their job and work very hard with the children to help them to be successful , My son has not broken the law or done any drugs , we came here because the school had let us down . We are now going to start our 3rd year with the academy .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2013

Walton County Academy took a troubled 14 year old and completely turned her life and attitude around. The degree of attention she received from the principal and staff has been remarkable. My daughter finished the 2012-2013 school year with 1 A--3 B's and 1 C. She was encouraged to attempt to move up a grade by all of her teachers. I find the staff to be highly involved and concerned about their students. It would be wonderful if more county school funds were directed to this school. I feel they county comissioners and school supervisors have turned their attention more to Emerald Coast Middle School it's extracurricular activities---school equipment--appearance funds in general. I believe they think that the Academy is for the county's misfits. It is a shame the school supervisor's do not realize the outstanding perforamnce of the principal and his staff at Walton County Academy. My daughter has decided to continue her education for 2013-2014 at the Academy. I can not be more delighted by her decission.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2008

Teachers do not care what the students participate in and do no communicate well with parents about failing grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2007

My daughter has attended Walton Academy for about a year. She has recieved more help here than at a traditional school. There are not a lot of extra activities for the kids, but it looks like the school is trying to offer more in the way of p.e and sports. due to the population of the school it may not be right for all students , but has worked well for my daughter. the staff is very friendly and helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

My daughter attends Walton Academy, and is doing a marvelous job being there. So far this year, she's only missed maybe 3 days. This school has roughly 110 students and about 15 staff members. The principle is amazing, he has several FCAT classes up and going to help students raise their scores. Even though this school has its ups and downs, over all I like it. My child, has kept an A/B average. When she needs extra help, the teachers sit down and pin point her problems, so they can work on them. Walton Academy offers a counciling class, in which cope provides a couciler. That teacher has made a great impact on my daughters life. There is a lot more to be said, but I think you should check the school out on your own.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2005

Walton is a good school, with good program in dance and music.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 25, 2005

the walton academy over all is a good school there are a few problems with the teachers not being able to relate to the students and not teaching the students to thier full potential but over all it is a good school
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 13, 2003

The reason this school is like that is because it's the school that students get as a last option. If you are kicked out of your neighborhood school for drugs, fights, etc. this is where you end up. Most of the students here have very little parent involvement. This isn't a school like Seaside or Butler....that's for sure. The students here don t deserve extra curricular activities they lost those privileges when they were kicked out of their neighborhood school that did offer them. As far as the money goes I agree that the funds need to be put to a little better use.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2003

this school has way too many rules needs more involvement and the money kids make from that school should be given to the kids to vote on what to do with it, a school is a place to learn and have fun not go through a medal charger , they treat all of the students like people from jails instead of students, they don't have a really good place for football or any other sport , if you cuss at a teacher then they get suspended or detention why not paddle its alot easier . there is no real lunchroom . there is more fights than friendships


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

12 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
0%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

13 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
8%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

13 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

13 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
38%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
14%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
24%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
12%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
19%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

24 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
14%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

30 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
25%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
29%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
76%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2012.

27 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

This school did not receive a grade in 2011-2012.

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

24 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
19%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

24 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
4%

2013

 
 
9%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

18 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 73%
Black 10%
Hispanic 8%
Two or more races 8%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 59%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85%N/AN/A
Female 41%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 22%N/A2%
Graduation rate 18%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 33%68%61%
Master's degree 44%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%0%1%
Other degree 22%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 9%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School basics

School start time
  • 7:30 a.m.
School end time
  • 2:00 p.m.
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MR. STEVE RUDER
Fax number
  • (850) 892-7854

Programs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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389 Dorsey Avenue
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
Phone: (850) 892-3999

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