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Salem, OR
Students enrolled: 535
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1075 8th St NW
Salem, OR 97304

(503) 399-3220
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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
September 25, 2007
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- submitted by a student
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

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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: 4 out of 5 based on 8 reviews. Top