To those who choose to denigrate Walton for lack of diversity I can only suggest "Open your eyes and look around." I attended a packed house rising 9th grader parents only orientation and saw an extremely culturally diverse audience. At lesser schools many parents don't even show up, much less to standing room only capacity. The curriculum options, staff support, external foundation (to fund class size reduction and programs unfunded by state or county) are all exceptional. This comes not only from my observations that orientation night, but from extensive conversation with parents of kids who have passed thru Walton doors into stellar collegiate experiences and rewarding careers. If such results are not satisfactory to you, and you will only be pleased by a higher percentage of certain colors of the rainbow, there are certainly other nearby schools to fill that description. Just plan to be satisfied with fewer challenges, lower achievement and ultimately a diminished opportunity for your child's success in life.
Walton High School has an excellent academic environment. Attend the open houses and meet your student's motivated teachers. Walton is a truly a home for four years if your student takes an interest in going the extra mile by joining a club, band, orchestra, chorus or fine arts or makes a team.
Walton has consistently been one of the best schools in the state, according to various national magazine rankings. The graduation rate is 99 - 100%, and the percentage of graduates moving on to college is above 95%. High quality curriculum, top educators, a broad range of AP classes, and a variety of extracurricular activities make Walton the top choice for parents who want the best education for their children.
Walton High School is an okay school. It could be a bad school if you get bad teachers but if you get the right teachers you should see a successful semester ahead. Lots of families are moving away from this school because it wasn't as good as they had expected. For example, is that some teachers here aren't good at their job. They add zeros for work you have done sometimes and they get mad if you ask students questions(even though the teacher isn't talking) or other reasons to contact your parents and get mad at you. There are good things about Walton too like WEB help sessions(Take advantage and get an A in a class!). I went to my Honors Bio sessions almost every WEB and I had a 92 in the class. High school counts so let go of social media, texting and expect a ton of studying for these 4 years. Already messed up a chance of getting into a good college. If you stay, enjoy being a Walton Raider!
Walton is the best school in Cobb county by far! When I was a freshman coming to Walton from out of state I was greeted with open arms and made so many great friends. The academics are challenging but not overwhelming like others say. The teachers go above and beyond to help you get the grades you want and honestly want to see you succeed. The extracurricular activities are everywhere! There is definitely pressure to go to college but I think that is the best part because it helps students set academic goals and improve themselves as all-around students. If your ready to work hard and make your four years count, Walton is the place to be
It really is a top rated school deserving of top rating. It is academically challenging for all levels with different degrees of rigor for all levels of student. It is no joke of a school. You get educated from her & will be able to achieve in college.
This school is awful. You get so much homework each night that there is not enough hours in the day to finish it. It has WEB days almost every week which is just another opportunity to get more homework instead of being able to get caught up. They have incentive for finals. It is nice except people show up to school sick and the Walton plague gets passed around. The people who go there are very snobby. The school itself is disgusting. They have an agricultural program, its called the bugs. All the classrooms except for the science rooms have carpets. They are cleaned once a semester. The school is pretty dirty except when they have the SAT going on, then the halls and bathrooms are actually cleaned. The staff is more focused on painting over the writing in the bathrooms then actually cleaning them.