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Walker Park Elementary School

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Posted October 30, 2013

This school is great my daughter has been there for 2.5 years. We have seen so much growth with her and love the principal Dr. Royal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2011

How dumb can a school be? Try to check my son out for the doctor and they wouldn't let him leave till he finish a test so he had to miss his mri on his ankle now got to wait 3 more weeks till we can make it up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2009

As some would also say in other elementary schools in Walton Co. that they have the best school. I also can say that about WPES. Teachers, parents and PTO all get along great and truly care about all children there. We as a community are truly blessed to have the greatest elementary school around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2009

Great school! The staff is wonderful and we have really enjoyed the small school feel...where everyone knows you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2009

Great school, Walker Park really cares about my son's education. The staff members are very professional and caring and they get to know you personally.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2009

I really love this school. We moved here from NC and my son really enjoy the atmosphere and the kindness the teachers really show here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2009

I really do not understand the five out of ten stars! This school scores highest in the CRCT each year. We moved here five years ago and my daughter exceeds on the CRCT every year. The principals and staff all know our kids by name? How many schools can say that? I really do not trust these rankings anymore. This school is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2009

We moved away from there 5 years ago when my son was in walker park in the 5th grade now he is in high school here we came back in janury 09 he love this and now my daughter is here in the 2nd grade in mrs. Richson calss thanks u all for haveing u back .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2008

one of the best schools around including surrounding counties
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2008

I love this school. We moved away and came back just to have a great education at Walker Park. The whole staff is great to work with and they have some of the best teachers in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2008

Great School with wonderful teacher and para pro!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2008

Walker park has always been a great school. Before the redistricting (read: minority bussing), I felt the education kids received at Walker Park was comparable to that of private schools in the area. The faculty and staff are for the most part very good. As with any school, each classroom is seperate from the others, and it is hit or miss with what teacher you get. The new school seems very nice. I think that a school not made of brick and mortar, however, but by the people who fill it. Parent envolvement is very high, and that always makes a school better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2007

Even on the busiest days they never seem to loose it they always acted as if they knew what they were doing even if they didn't it never showed. ROSE
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2007

Love, love, love Walker Park. Everyone from the front office to the administation to the teachers to the custodians are wonderful. They personally get to know your child. I've got two that go there, starting at Pre-K and up. Their move to the new WPES on Carl Davis will only make it better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2006

If you have a child with special needs I highly suggest you go to a different school. I have a dd that is special needs and they do not teach her. Have had several meeting with the school to try and resolve things and help my dd to be successful. School does not have the programs needed for special needs children and they easily give up on them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2006

I have been so pleased with this school. Unlike other schools, all the staff seems to work well together and with parents. Such a big improvement over Monroe Primary. Walker Park is such a positive invironment. The principal seems genuinely concerned about each child and doesn't get so defensive when I have a concern. I feel very good about having my child in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2004

Teachers take a personal interest in the students. I have been pleased with discipline policies and test results.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2004

My 2 children just completed their 1st year here--we came from a private christian school. We are highly pleased with their progress. They learned just as much as in the private school and had much more exposure to the arts (surprise). They went to The High Museum, saw the Atlanta Symphony and learned manners at The Blue Willow Restaurant. All this and no tuition! This school has grown and the teachers are very involved. I hope next year is just as good!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2003

The Principal was new to our school last year, but is so much better than the last one. He is so involved with the students and actually teaches some classes on occasions! He is kind to the students and teachers and you can tell the teachers like working for him!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 86% in 2010.

97 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

98 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

97 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
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 85% in 2010.

123 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

124 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

123 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
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 88% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
59%
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 90% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
85%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 73% 44%
Black 18% 37%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Seabrook Royal
Fax number
  • (770) 207-0767

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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333 Carl Davis Rd NW
Monroe, GA 30656
Phone: (770) 267-8311

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