« Back to compare
/ / / School Profile
Students enrolled: 535
Before care: No

Contact this school

1075 8th St NW
Salem, OR 97304

(503) 399-3220
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Walker Middle School address.
Teacher effectiveness: Very ineffective
August 17, 2015
Honestly, by the years end, outside of my son's language arts teacher (who was amazing ty!) the rest of the classes we had to teach him EVERYTHING because his teachers thought him nothing in class. He tried to learn but without proper instruction what is he suppose to take home with him from this?

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Too much
August 17, 2015
There was always HOURS upon HOURS of homework for the students, they had NO life outside of homework, and no real direction or in class work. Are they not suppose to be doing work at school too?

- submitted by a parent
Develops grit: Strongly disagree
August 17, 2015
No, the teachers (except maybe a few) don't seem to care about their students, expecially if they are struggling, the mentality is better catch up before you get left behind. Thats how my son felt, he was trying but without support from the school there isnt much he can do. Hence why I am puling him out of this school.

- submitted by a parent
Develops respect: Neutral
August 17, 2015
Respect did not seem to be an issue, but my son has NEVER ben mouthy wiht an adult except with one of the staff there, wish I could have been a fly on the wall to get the story straight, took me days to determine that my son was in the wrong because none of the staff seemed to be aware of the situation. That being said my son WAS in the wrong but why do the staff not know?!

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Disagree
August 17, 2015
If your teaches and staff don't care how do you expect your children to? This was the overall mentality, is that "we don't have the time".

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
August 17, 2015
Honesty was never put into the picture for the children, all but one of my sons 5 teachers it felt like was only there for the paycheck. The one GOOD teacher there is sadly out numbered by teachers that "just don't have the extra time" to help a normal 11 year old boy pass his classes. Its too "time consuming" And waiting almost 2 weeks to get any sort of feedback regarding your child's work is obscene.

- submitted by a parent

August 17, 2015
I had to contact the school counselor to get most of my son's teachers to work with me. All they ever wanted to do was send my son to a doctor (he has a short attention span) when there was nothing medically wrong with him, but he needed the extra attention and it was not provided. As a parent not having up to date information or communication with the teachers is important, but was not available with the staff here. As a result, we have chose to put my son into an online class where I can be present because this school wont help children that need that extra little help, because its inconvenient.

- submitted by a parent

September 20, 2012
Great school. Walker has gone through a tremendous transformation in the last couple of years. It has a new talented principal. It has half the number of kids it had just a year ago (because of the new middle school in the area) and is in fact the smallest public school in the district (not considering charter schools). The building is in good condition due to the bond repairs. My child is happy and academically challenged; the teachers are outstanding. My child was assigned a research project just two weeks into the school year (6th grade) in social studies; was tested and placed appropriately in advanced math. Walker s test scores are best or second best (depending on grade and subject) in the district. Walker has been a not-yet-discovered gem of a school in the last two years.

- submitted by a parent

March 27, 2009
A disaster waiting to happen. Overcrowded, rundown building. Likely gang activity. Weak response to reported behavioral problems. My child has been bullied here and her classroom needs not consistently addressed. However, great orientation for 6th graders and some excellent teachers.

- submitted by a parent

January 12, 2008
My daughter has loved all three of her years at Walker--great friends, great teachers. Lots of student opportunity to get involved outside of the classroom.

- submitted by a parent

November 20, 2007
My daughter enjoys art there, not a bad school. However I agree it is way overcrowded and is semi rundown. This comunity needs a new school

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 12, 2007
Impressed with the organization. The first day of school was pleasent for my family. Thank you Walker Middle School Staff

- submitted by a parent

April 30, 2007
Way overcrowded;runs almost like a correctional facility; building and grounds in poor shape; in need of a new school. Mixture of excellent and not so good teachers.

- submitted by a parent

January 12, 2004
Walker has been given a bum rap. Walker is a great school. Terrific teachers and an outstanding Principal.

- submitted by a parent
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Find out what parents are saying about Walker Middle School


Nearby homes and rentals

Last modified: August 17, 2015

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.

GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Walker Middle School
1075 8th St NW, Salem, OR  97304
(503) 399-3220
Last modified Walker Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Walker Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top