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Walker middle school is a high-performing middle school with the Texas education agency. For the 2016–2017 school year, Walker will be offering nine high school credit courses (algebra I, literary genres, creative writing, Mandren Chinese, Spanish, health and fitness, professional communication, astronomy, and intro to computer science ). It has an amazing two-way dual language program. Students are taught social studies and English language arts in Spanish. They also take a Mandarin Chinese class in the dual language program. It has a great dance, band, theater, LCC, athletics, and art program. Walker not only met standard, but earned five of six distinctions. It's an amazing school and it feels like family.
April 09, 2016

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Ewell D Walker Middle School
Teacher effectiveness: Ineffective

Posted May 25, 2016
- a parent
I think the teachers try, given what they have to work with. The problem comes from the administration. The principal is now squeezing a draft period into the day, supposedly to help in needed areas. My son's draft for several weeks was PE. Plus they say they sometimes don't know who's class to go to for draft and they get sent from class to class. This is counter productive.

Ewell D Walker Middle School
Grateful to: Staff member

Posted May 25, 2016
- a parent
Mrs. Carter has been a real help up at the school. She hasn't sugar coated anything and I have appreciated her honesty and support.


Ewell D Walker Middle School
Amount of homework: Not enough

Posted May 25, 2016
- a parent
My students often tell me they do their homework in class, so I don't see any homework. I often request their teachers send home work so that I can know what they are learning. I have seem an occasional project for homework from my 8the grader.

Ewell D Walker Middle School
Develops grit: Strongly disagree

Posted May 25, 2016
- a parent
No, more than 1/2 of my child's it grade class failed the required Math exam. I don't know the results of the retest yet.

Ewell D Walker Middle School
Develops respect: Strongly disagree

Posted May 25, 2016
- a parent
No the students don't get respected. I have witnessed the principal speaking rudely to the students and staff yelling at students. It doesn't seem to bother the students because they turn around and do the same thing to the staff.


Ewell D Walker Middle School
Develops empathy: Strongly disagree

Posted May 25, 2016
- a parent
There is gang activity at the school and not much seems to get done about it. Smaller students get picked on, there is daily fighting.

Ewell D Walker Middle School
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree

Posted May 25, 2016
- a parent
This school lacks leadership from the principal. Many of the students are not treated with respect and seem to return the same lack of respect back at the staff.

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SCHOOL LEADER
All of the teachers at Walker middle school are a highly dedicated staff. Many teachers at Walker have been there for many years. They add stability to the school and contribute to the positive school climate.
Posted April 09, 2016


Amount of homework:
SCHOOL LEADER
Most of the homework is done in class. Students mostly do projects and not daily homework at home. Teachers assess student knowledge before they leave the classroom. Walker middle school has proven that students learn at a high rigor level because they score high on rigorous state assessments. Students at Walker earned five of six state distinctions with the Texas education agency evident in the schools accountability report. Students use Kagan learning strategies to teach and learn from each other in class, in addition to learning directly from the teachers. High leverage strategies are used at Walker middle school to learn in class. Homework is given as necessary, but demonstrations of learning are done on a daily basis in each class before student leave the classroom. Walker middle school uses "Depth of Knowledge" levels of rigor, which is a higher level of Bloom's Taxonomy, to instill hire rigor levels of learning in classrooms.
Posted April 09, 2016

Develops grit:
SCHOOL LEADER
Walker middle school has a fantastic two-way dual language program! Students are taught social studies and English language arts in Spanish. Students can also take Mandarin Chinese. Walker will be offering NINE high school credit courses to qualified 8th grade students in the 2016-2017 school year. It's a great school! It feels like family. It has an excellent cheer program, art, theater, LCC, band, orchestra, athletics, and dance programs. Students at Walker score high on state assessments. Walker has earned five of six distinctions with the Texas education agency. It's a hidden gem. Walker uses depth of knowledge and Kagan corporate of learning strategies to teach students to better each other and raise the rigor of teaching and learning.
Posted April 09, 2016

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