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Walton School

Public | PK-6 | 310 students

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 6 ratings
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
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Posted May 4, 2014

I go to this school and it is awesome there are a lot of nice students there i would totally recommend this school and i know how it is because i went thru all of my elementary grades here and i was even here before that because my mom even worked here


Posted April 18, 2014

This Is a very good school so far my daugther goes to this and i hope that it stays a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2013

Walton School has a culture established that promotes learning and has the strength to overcome obstacles. Students are ready for a future that doesn't exist yet and have the heart to face it.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 18, 2013

Teachers are wonderful with children and new principal seems to be very involved! Glad my two daughters go here opposed to a larger school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2013

Walton Elementary School has an amazing climate and culture where staff, students and parents feel welcome and supported. The staff at Walton not only helps every child feel successful academically but socially and emotionally as well. Going above and beyond is what Walton does best! I highly rate this school as my own two children have attended this wonderful school community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2013

My daughter has been going there since kindergarten. Great experience with the principals. When ever there is a concern, we are made aware and have an opportunity to help address and come up with solutions that work for her needs. Have had some issues with a teacher but was addressed and resolved right away. They truly care for your child and for there safety and wells being. Not a large school but I think that is what makes it a great experience for my daughter
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2013

Walton is a small school whose teachers work together with parents to help children feel safe, cared for and capable of meeting high expectations. My children hit both ends of the spectrum from high achieving and well-behaved to identified with special needs. Both of them have had loads of support from not only their teacher but other support staff in the school. Their individuality has not been seen as detrimental; instead, the administration has always emphasized their gifts. I'm grateful that my children can go to such a wonderful community school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2013

my daughter goes to this school and did well until the bullying started. the kids are mean and I did not really feel that things were taken care of properly. SHe ended up being the culprit according to the school instead of the victim like she was.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2012

My son loves the staff and the school! He started K this year and has absolutely learned about bullying and learned everything I feel a Kindergardener needs to learn. We are both very happy there
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2008

the staff at the school is wonderful and caring they make the child come first ,its a structured school and also a wonderful neighborhood school .the princpal particapates in all after school activities .my 3 three children always come home with a smile and a new adventure that they have learned. my children are also secure knowing that if they have a hard time with something the teachers are always willing to help.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % proficient or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maine used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maine. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Maine Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
58%
Scale: % proficient or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maine used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maine. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Maine Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
16%
Scale: % proficient or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maine used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maine. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Maine Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % proficient or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maine used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maine. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Maine Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
40%
Scale: % proficient or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maine used the Maine Educational Assessment (MEA) to test students in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MEA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maine. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Maine Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 92%
Black 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP - NCLB) (2012)
  • Making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP - NCLB) (2011)
  • Making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP - NCLB) (2010)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Garden/Greenhouse
Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Clubs
  • Student newspaper

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
Clubs
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
Clubs
  • Debate
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:25 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 5:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Michelle McClellan
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Responsive Classroom
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Community Learning Center
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Health Affiliates
  • Auburn Police Department
  • Auburn Parks & Recreation
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Sherwood Heights Before/ After School
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Civil Rights Team
  • Debate
  • Gardening
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Student newspaper
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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Planning Ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Auburn Middle School
Edward Little High School
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92 Mary Carroll St
Auburn, ME 04210
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Phone: (207) 784-1528

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