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Walton Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 528 students

 

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Posted August 20, 2013

My daughter attended k-5 TH grade, my grand daughters are now attending and as I have learned it takes a village and the village starts with everyone working together from the principle to the parents and family of that child in the school system. Walton is continuing to improve with every passing day and year.


Posted May 5, 2012

I am greatly disappointed in the leadership at Walton. In the past 5 years, Walton reputation for a "good" has declined. We need to get back on track.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2009

My son is in his 4th year of attending this school. When I was first approached about this school, I was hesitant because of the location. Over the years, this has been the next best decision I could've made. The teachers along with the principal are the best I've seen thus far. Keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2007

Walton has proved to be a school that strives for the best for its students. The academics that are being taught has helped the students learn more and want to continue to learn. Walton also has a wonderful music department. The kids in the choir love to perform at various functions and are well disciplined. The parent involvement is phenomenal! It is very reassuring to go to a school function at Walton and see the parental turnout, support, and involvement with not just their individual child, but with all the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2007

I have been very impressed at the leadership and the quality of caring that my boys have received at this school. They transferred in from another JPS school and I am more than happy that I did. The staff is truly dedicated to the overall child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2006

My child is in KG at Walton. This school has truly changed since I attended. Academically, Walton has improved tremendously but the parental involvement is low due to a lack of principal leadership. You must be willing to hear and understand your parents. Show them that same respect that you would want to be shown to you. A good leader should be a good listener as well! --Carrie Sanders
—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.
Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 59% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 59% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 59% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
36%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Writing - Informative Essay

The state average for Writing - Informative Essay was 89% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%
Scale: % Score 2, 3 or 4

About the tests


Until 2011-2012, terminating in 2012-2013, Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
34%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

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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
Black 98% 50%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 3%
White 0% 46%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3200 Bailey Ave Extension
Jackson, MS 39213
Phone: (601) 987-3591

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