Teachers at Walker Middle Scho receive professional development in high rigor instructional strategies, depth of knowledge strategies, Kagan cooperative learning strategies, dual language training, and other staff development as needed. Teachers at Walker Middle School write pacing guides at the district level. Walker teachers train other district teachers in content area instruction.
Message to families
Walker middle school is a high-performing middle school with the Texas Education Agency. . For the 2016–2017 school year, Walker will be offering 12 high school credit courses (Algebra I, Literary Genres, Creative Writing, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, Lifetime Nutrition and Fitness, Professional Communication, Astronomy, and World Geography, Government, and Intro to Computer Science. It has an amazing two-way dual language program. Students are taught social studies and Reading in Spanish. They also take a Mandarin Chinese class in the dual language program. Walker has a great dance, band, theater, robotics, orchestra, LCC, athletics, and art program. Walker not only met standard, but earned six of seven distinctions through The Texas Education Agency. It's an amazing school and it feels like family.
Amount of homework:
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.