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Walker Middle School

Public | 4-8 | 1053 students

 

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Posted April 24, 2014

My daughter is in the 4th grade at Walker. The bus is ridiculous with 4 kids to a seat. I have had issues with students bothering her but allowed her to speak up for herself before calling the school. The bus driver did move her away from the child bothering her. Academically for 4th grade I feel that she could be challenged more. She has straight A's and does well. There is a lack of communication with parents. Many times the school has had events and I did not know about them. Also, they have a behavior party for students with good behavior and offer snacks to students that bring money to school usually while they watch a movie. The school is not terrible but could be better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2013

So my children have been attending this school for 3 years now, and I have to say, all in all, it is not the worst,MUCH better than Hinesville. I have had numerous issues with bullying, and in some instances it HAS NOT been handled appropriately in my opinion, despite my being an involved, good parent. The Curriculum is lacking ( all of GA) and my kids are not being challenged enough( I give them extra work to their dismay to compensate). Favoritism is thick among administration and certain students, same goes with most small towns. They have nonsense rules regarding water, and bathroom areas, yet do not uphold rules that matter such as checking ID's , or not allowing parents to walk onto campus, as happened with my son who was approached by a parent who went up to him and accused him of hitting his child ( he apologized because it was the wrong kid, if that matters!) who you know is alive and thriving at this school. Bus situation is appalling. There are too few bus drivers, so children are crammed in 3 or 4 to a seat on some routes, mixed k-12 graders! Better schools than hinesville for sure, but stay involved! It will be what you make of it, and you need to be an active parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2012

We've been here for a little over 3 yrs and every year the school is getting better and better.Seen so many changes. The principals have been easy to talk to. As have the teachers. Any issues i've ever had with bullies or what I felt was mistreatment/playing favorites or a teacher not doing what i felt was there job.I used the schools "chain of command" I feel if you are a good parent an you truely care about your children then get to the root of the issue on hand. We point fingers and play the blame game instead of doing that,we need to all work together to grow.. keep up the great work!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2011

My kids just stared school here this year. We have never had such bad issues with other kids and bullying. I call the school and they just talk to the kids, no matter how often you call and complain. My son has been bullied at the bus stop, on the bus and has had his belongings kicked around at school. The principal just checks into it and nothing more. My daughter has had things stolen and profanity wrote on her papers when she leaves her desk. They do nothing. They continue to let these kids get away with it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2010

HORRIBLE!!!!!!!! Careless and unprofessional!!!! They do not take parent concerns seriously, very uncorportive with working things out!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

The school has great teachers,There is some favortism among some teachers with certain students that should not be there .There are many soilders children going to this school now. And It would be nice for the school to have a program for soilders children . And not being close to any other family members, I would like for the school to have a little leave way with attedence for childeren of soilders The soilders come home from war and the want to see family like there mom and dad .And they most deffiently need a new building.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2009

My children have been attending this school for two years now and are honor roll students. I feel however that they are not being challenged enough and I'm concerned that when they go to college they will have to take additional classes to be admitted. I've tried to have my children test for the gifted programs however oddly enough they did not score high enough, even though they are continously honor roll students. If I could afford to have my children in private schools, I definately would look at that as a serious consideration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2007

Walker Middle School has made a lot of progress under principal Vicky Wells. She and her assistant, Heath Crane, make sure that instruction is the number one item each day. The school itself is old, but the teachers work hard to make it comfortable and it is kept clean. The kids are encouraged to learn, but they are also disciplined so learning can take place for the majority. I have no problems with Walker Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 90% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

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85%

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Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 92% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

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93%

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%

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Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 93% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

2012

 
 
91%

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90%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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93%

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88%

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89%
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

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83%

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89%

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84%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

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78%

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84%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

193 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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68%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%

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73%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 82% in 2012.

193 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
59%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

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The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

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American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

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Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

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Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

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Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

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The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

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Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 52% 44%
Black 28% 37%
Two or more races 11% 3%
Hispanic 8% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Heath Crane
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116 Main Street Ext SW
Ludowici, GA 31316
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