The only complaint I could possibly come up with is the subpar facilities. As luck would have it, a brand new state-of-the-art building is opening in time for the 2017-2018 school year. Walton is easily the top public school in Georgia and probably the entire Southeast with its stellar blend of academics and athletics. We moved to the district from out of state and the students have been nothing but welcoming to my son. Academically, he has been able to take as rigorous a curriculum as he wishes; a benefit we found at no other public school in Georgia! Overall, this school is a real winner.
Probably one of the most academically rigorous high schools in the state. Definitely the best high school in Cobb County. Hands down. Walton had 39 National Merit Scholar Semifinalists in 2016, almost half of all of the semifinalists in Cobb County, and the most of any public high school in the state. Walton also had the highest average SAT score in Cobb County. Walton offers over 30 AP classes and has excellent sports and arts programs. It's crazy that Great Schools gives it a 9 rather than a 10.
Top notch education and focus on college readiness, including better outcomes for students from lower income families than most other top high schools in the area. Walton also has the added benefit of being more diverse than some of the other top performing east cobb schools.
wow what an awful experience this has been. i have yet to meet a staff member that us completly useless. if you are not the best of the best you dont matter to them. all they do is destroy what little self esteem you have. the incentive system is a complete failure, as i have known people that have come to school with the flu and a 103 fever. they offer web help but most students dont bother because the majority of teachers do nothing. if you get a coach as a teacher you are pretty much set to fail because there is little to no teaching that actually happens in the classroom. Dont bother with the counselors as they do absolutely nothing besides pressure you into taking higher classes. walton you can do so much better. huge dissapointment, will be homeschooling kids next year. what an awful school and school system
They're just baby-sitting young adults. They don't teach anything that you couldn't just read from the textbook or google. There's barely a point in attending class other than the fear they instill in you. Just like any other school.
The problem with this school and many others is that the teachers from the different departments don't communicate to space assignments and projects out well, so students will have a period of little to no homework and then the teachers of each subject will pile up multiple assignments at once!!!!