The former Principal was one of the best in the country. His legacy has been sabotaged by the present administration. I had a child with difficulties that graduated in 1999 and Walton and its Principal made sure he succeeded. I now have an above average child that is falling through the cracks because the administration refuses to listen to me. A great school has fallen on hard times.
The teachers work well with students. The school could use a lot of work but over all a great school to be at. It is also home of a great marching band.
Our son has had a learning disability since 4th grade, he is now a junior. We did live in the Woodstock middle/high school district of Cherokee County and he was doing very poorly. We moved to East Cobb because of the schools....and boy! What a difference. Dodgen was great and Walton helps him every step of the way. The faculty that teaches him daily lets us know where he needs help and improvment. We all work together to help him daily. We love being able to access his grades daily through the internet. We always know if he is keeping his grades up or slipping. It's like a daily report card. Though they have a great special education department it takes the parents participation when there is a learning disability involved.
I have a student in his Junior Year. He was tested and confimred to have ADD, but has been in GA's gifted program since 2nd grade. I advised the school, but gotten nowhere as far as the 501plan is concerned. They do very well with students who have no problems. Their gifted program and their foreign language department, as well as their Art programs are very poor. Athletics are great. If you have a child that is gifted and has ADD, I would not recommend this school. I did not know this about Walton until I moved into the neighborhood to ensure a good school. Little did I know that all good schools have a down side. This school has failed to help my son.
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