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8282 North Mobley Road
Odessa, FL 33556

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August 24, 2015
There is some bullying and a lot foul language from students. The car line at dismissal is very disorganized all year long.

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April 02, 2015
I'm an 8th grader at walker and I love it here! You won't find better teachers anywhere else. Yes being IB makes it challenging but it's all worth it when you know you are getting one of the best educations in the county:)

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March 29, 2015
I am an 8th grader at Walker, this school is a magnet and IB middle school. It's and AMAZING school, the teachers are awesome the staff is fabulous. This is a very motivating school, and most of their student go to IB/Magnet/Choice high schools. The teachers really care and most of the teachers mainly math are available and encourage their students to come after school for FREE tutoring and most of the teachers that are available during lunch call students to their class during lunch if they need help. They have great clubs and the sports teams are very good as well as the electives, they have band, art, AVID, culinary and orchestra. An all around great school.

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February 01, 2015
My child is in 6th grade this year and halfway through I can say he's been appropriately challenged academically. The faculty imo are doing a good job bridging the distance culturally between elementary and high school. There's an unexpressed but concrete mandate for the students regarding organization and communication with an emphasis on self reliance. Administration has been very responsive and proactive with all of our concerns and requests. We've had run-ins with two teachers who quite frankly were incapable, generally speaking, but overall I'd say we've has a successful transitional year. Our initial enthusiasm (as a family) upon receiving the acceptance invitation has been reinforced and undampened. It's been an overall positive learning environment for both student and parents, and I would recommend Walker to any family with a motivated kid and involved parents. It's no "cakewalk", but hard work and perseverance pays off here.

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January 31, 2015
My Child Has Got Accepted To This School, But She Doesn't Know How Its Gonna Go And I Heard It Was A Very Good School... She's Scared.

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July 25, 2014
very good.i like this shool,my daugther is in 8 grade and now i have my another daughter in 6 grade and my son in 8 grade too

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June 01, 2014
After scouring the area for a quality ESE program, I was thrilled to find Walker Middle School. It has to be the best ESE Program school in our area, including private schools I checked out. I'm sure there's other great schools out there, I just happened to find this to be the best I have ever encountered. My 12 Yr old son has been attending Walker for 1 year, and I couldn't ask for a more qualified and caring staff.

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April 17, 2014
My daughter just completed her USF student teaching at Walker. She loved it!!!! The faculty and staff were very supportive and the students very eager to learn. The parents she came in contact with were also very supportive. Any student, anywhere, gets out of education only what they are willing to put in to education. The resources to excel are readily available at Walker Middle School for any child willing to open their minds and put forth the effort. My daughter was very sad when her semester at Walker ended and wished she could stay on as a full time member of the faculty. She will carry what she learned from Walker through out her career and she will never forget her "first students".

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April 05, 2014
My child's school is a wonderful place for learning, and my child loves it there. The teachers are nice to her, and it is the perfect place for her to learn with students in her advanced-honors level.

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January 14, 2014
A parent , walker middle is the best school my two children love it there they are hands on my son has adhd he's doing fantastic he struggled at other schools .Its a thirty minute ride from home but well worth it .There staff are well respectful and helpful no books required if you have a tablet .always know how my children are doing in school Edsby no other school i know has that.You havd communication everyday with school text on my phone gives me no worries and updates on bus routs being late or events taking place.For my kids they love it there . They have sibling going next year she can't wait.

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December 14, 2013
My school is the best school in my opinion because the school helps the students learn in the best way that they can learn, and also they help students do their best in everything. The school also encourages students to expand their umbrella of possibility and help them realize and see the whole world as one big place where they can succeed.

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November 15, 2013
I transferred my child from another public school to Walker in 7th grade as we rec'd an "offer" and thought it would be a great opportunity. When comparing it to our previous school, the biggest difference is the work-load and, unfortunately, a lack of direction and communication from the teachers and administration. There is a LOT of busy work and homework that leaves virtually NO time for after school activities. There is only one semester of PE and I find that very sad. Kids need to have physical activity and with the work-load it's almost impossible to play a sport. Communication with teachers & administration is poor at best. It is still not "officially" an IB school as they are still in the process of becoming one. The grass isn't always "greener" on the other side!

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August 27, 2013
No complaints about the teachers. The principal, however, had to have gotten his job based upon someone he knows. He is condescening, ineffective, and it is no secret that he does not possess a spirit to serve. My children witnessed this behavior and we turned it into a teachable moment: even those in authority over us don't always respond in best manner, but we still must respect those in authority over them. I will respect him by taking my kids away from his school. Bummer I was so excited about it being an IB schoolsch

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June 04, 2013
Do not send your child to Walker !! Despite having a great neighborhood middle school we chose to put our child in Walker for the IB. The teachers have shown no communication skills and could care less about their students. I actually have witnessed eye rolling in a conference while discussing my child's lack of progress. There has been no growth in anywhere except band. The band teacher is excellent and definitely shows the passion for her students lacking in the rest of the school. Bullying is very present in the school and despite a report line you can make anonymously nothing is ever addressed and the bullying continues to get worse. The car line is extremely unorganized and they actually scream , blow whistles and flail their arms around and around like crazy people at the parents. Its quite the scene! I am so relieved this school year is finished so I can put my child in a different school. Honestly any school is better than this school!! I have heard nothing but complaints from fellow parents about what a joke it is.

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April 15, 2012
walker was an amazing school to attend. i left last year befor they changed into an IB school. the library has thousands, among thousands of interesting books. i dont like to read but somehow the librarian, mrs.LaBarbera got me to read some interesting books. the teachers work with your skill levels and make sure that you are understanding what they are lecturing on. our administration was the most< down-to-earth, caring people and are very easy to work with. when i was attending walker i was proud to be a wolf and always was greatful for everything that they help me with. lastly, our volleyball team was amazing and thanks to them, they helped me accomplish make my high school team. with a 2nd place district win under my flag i was thrilled to go on and live my dream of volleyball. goood luck choosing a school for your child, but i would highly reccomend WALKER MIDDLE SCHOOL :] go wolves

- submitted by a community member

February 27, 2012
Unfortunately, this school and IB program did not meet my expectations too. My child is an honor student and the demand of work the teachers give is apalling!!! Massive amount of homework and weekend projects constantly. It's not ideal if your child is involved in after-school sports. The school also needs major renovations and upgrades. If considering, make sure you look into how many students transferred or opted out of the program.

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February 12, 2012
Though this school has now become IB (International Baccalaureate), it has not met my expectations. Williams IB, another middle school that is experienced at IB, is supposed to resemble this school. According to the IB website, IB was created so that students could go from school to school without a change in curriculum. Walker is extremely poor compared to Williams, and I wish they would improve the quality of their school.

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April 13, 2009
this is an awesome school i like the organization and children of help

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November 01, 2008
the teachers are pretty good, butthe princepal stinks. we cant have backpacks because there a 'saftey hazard' so out backs constantly hurt becausewe have to have the string backpacks, and they break all the time.mymom spendstonsof money becausethe sstring bookbags break every other day and we have to have one. we also cant carry alot of book, so were late for class becausewe have yo go to ourlocker, and the passing period has been changed so we have 3 minutes instead of the usual 5.

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August 13, 2007
My son attended Walker in 6th grade, and is returning this year for 7th. We are very pleased with Walker, last year was the first time my son made straight 'A's (even in his advanced classes) --- all while playing sports and being a memeber of the Walker band. We look forward to another great year.

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July 02, 2007
My child is a student at walker middle school. He is attending 8th grade this school year coming up. I am sure this is not the norm of the school but last year we had some terrible teachers! My son entered walker as a advanced student in advanced classes and my son is a child that loves to learn. This past school year that all changed and we struggled getting him to focus and enjoy school. after many parent/teacher conferences nothing seemed to change. I am praying for a better school year this year coming up with teachers who are motivated and have the patience,encourgement and dedication to teach. I know other parents who had problems with these teachers as well and their kids were advanced & great students! what a shame! Keeping my fingers crossed for a better school year 2007-2008!

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June 30, 2007
great school.great teachers. they care about the students.

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September 22, 2006
I had three children all attend Walker Middle School. We had children in the school for six consecutive years. I am so happy with the school, they push each child to their fullest ability offering help where needed. My three children entered High School in Honors or Advanced classes. The youngest of my three entered Walker an average student and left Walker an advanced student. The staff is supportive in both academics and athletics. Each child is given the opportunity and the encouragement to be the best they can be. The parent faculty communication is excellent. I do not know any families from Walker that have any complaints.

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Walker Middle Magnet School
8282 North Mobley Road, Odessa, FL  33556
(813) 631-4726
Last modified Walker Middle Magnet School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Walker Middle Magnet School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top