I was searching for a great, trustworthy school for my then kindergarten child to attend, I knew I wanted Walton Charter to be that school (recommend to apply at least a year in advance). Love everything about the school! Love how the principal, dean or any teacher greet the kids when they walk in & shakes their hand with a smile. How they challenge the students to do better. If you have a concern the school work with you to feel ease at whatever the situation is. My son is in the 1st grade now & could not ask for better school. The downfall is the parking lot, but besides that this school is the BEST there is in Pontiac. Academics its a PLUS
Great School, my child has been a student here for the last 4 years starting in First Grade, I have no Complaints
I am so impressed with the school and its leadership! i am so proud of the quality of the education my children display here at home. I love everything about the school such as......security,secretaries,teachers,and parent involment is encouraged. I just wish the parking lot situation will just get better :/
I am a parent with an all 'A' student that attends Walton. I also have a child that performs 'C' average that attends here as well. My problem with the school is that they seem to focus very well on the excellent students but the ones the that are not so great that performs average gets lost in the storm. Therefore I am pulling my 'C' student from the school while letting my all A student remain....so unfair
This is a great school!!!Why are you still using the ratings from 2007 to judge this school. The principal has changed, the teachers have changed, more parent involvement, better teacher quality!! The whole school has changed, yet it's being judged by some parents that had their kids there in 2007. It's not fair to the children, the parents, the teachers or the school. This is an excellent school!!!
I love this school! My children have been there 6 years. Mr Brillhart is an amazing principal. The worst part of the school is the parking lot in the afternoon. I wish they went thru high school!
Ever since Mr. Brillhart arrived at this school according to my children it has been a better place and alot of fun. The staff always find ways to make learning interesting. Security is more than adequate. I would like to see more performing arts classes such as a band, choir etc. especially for middle school, and also more use of computers to keep up with technology.
I would say this school is a 4 out of 5 stars!! the principal is great, the teachers really care about the students. The faculty run a tight ship in terms of security. This is almost like a boarding school in terms of training the children, academics as well as behaviorial. Its a good school!
I love this school!!My son has been going there since K and Iam very happy with the new principal and teachers..They really care about your child in everyway!!And they are great on keeping us informed about our children in weekly reports!!Keep up the good work!!!
I am very pleased with Walton! This is only our first year at the school and I will continue to keep my child enrolled there. Everyone from the Priciple, teachers, and staff all seem to care tremendously for the students and keep the parents informed. I have seen alot of parent participation and it is greatly welcomed.
I was a student of Walton from 1st to 6th grade, although I'd be more than delighted to give a review. I personally this school is one of the best, if not the best school in Michigan that is neither pulic or private. I left to a public school in 7th grade, and compared to Walton it was a living nightmare. The teachers didn't care, the students were inconsiderate, and the staff was overall rather idiotic in terms of how they organized their school. Yes, we have more extracurricular activities in this public school, and it is unfortunate that Walton only proceeds to the 8th grade, but I would recommend enrolling your children in Walton Charter Academy, take it from a first-hand experience. My mom does regret enrolling me in this current school, and wish I'd stayed in Walton until I graduated 8th grade.
this school is a very nice school,have very good meap scores, i fact my daughter goes there.
The school has fantastic teachers that work endless hours each day and on the weekends for the children at this school. The turnover of teachers though is outrageous due to the endless list of tasks outlined by the principal. Parents need to accept responsibility and be a part of their child's lives by volunteering at school and being their at home. My children enjoy the school but wish their were more extracurricular activities, but these extra activitities can't be possible if the teachers are already bogged down. We will be giving it one more year, though my children get upset when their favorite teachers or assistant principals leave each year.
This school is the pits and it is true the parent/ administration relationship here is non existent. The safety and well being of our children at Walton is in danger.
The teachers here really try to care about their students. Unfortunately, they have very little(if any) experience to draw on. This and the principals lack of respect for the parents is why we will not be returning. While you can't please every parent, I've seen numerous occasions where parents were treated like misbehaved students of the school. She does not partner with parents and treat them as equals. We were very will to partner until we realized we weren't considered equals by the administration.
I am very happy with the school and its quality. We have had nothing but wonderful teachers and nothing but concern for their success. We did have a serious incident this year that could have happened in any school anywhere and I am still working towards a better resolution regarding it to be put in place. I fully intend to pursue every avenue to assure that happens.
This school is over rated. If only I heard the complaints before I signed my children up. Don't let the waiting list fool you, they just wait to the last minute to contact you, which is what they did with me. There are no extracurricular activities, except basketball and even that was a joke. I must say that they have two handfulls of excellent teachers but if the administration is lacking what do you expect from the teachers? The principle is clueless and she really doesn't care about any parent concerns. If she is there next year I will not send my children back next year. One bad apple will spoil the whole bunch! Beware!
We left Walton mid-year due to many reasons that were beyond our control, but not beyond Mrs. Butler's, the principal. I was led to believe that my child was 1st in his class because he is far ahead of the others. The 'extra's' like lego league were a joke! My son and I wasted a lot of time and the school didn't even send the kids to the competition! Wasted Time!
Change is never taken well. The prior reviews all talk about new administration not the educational level of the students. My child attend Walton for 2 years and it was a wonderful experience. The teachers were great and yes, even the administration. Considering the alternative, Pontiac Public Schools, Walton is a breath of fresh air. But, don't take my word for it call the school and try to enroll your child. They always have a waiting list for every grade. It can't be all bad if the school turns away students everyday. My child is ahead of the majority of her peers thanks to the teacher's at Walton. Go Wildcats!
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