We came to Walker from Frisco ISD a few years ago and were blown away by how amazing it has been from the very beginning.
Walker's staff is so friendly. The community is very strong and stable. One of the teachers was even a student there once! They're incredibly picky about who works there - even the student teachers. The principal is completely in charge, but not in that rude, snooty way. It's more comforting, knowing that the person who should be in charge IS in charge.
There are great family activities run by the PTA and lot of opportunities to volunteer. Even little siblings are welcome on campus when you're volunteering! (In Frisco ISD, that was not allowed).
The kids have PE three times a week and recess every day. Yippee!!!!
There is only one (annoying) fundraiser each year, instead of continually being hit up for money.
It's been several years now and we just love it at Walker.
Overall, McKinney schools are much more stable and friendly than Frisco schools, because the boundaries aren't changing all of the time due to overwhelming growth. It was hard to feel settled in Frisco ISD.
I don't go to this school but I had a friend who did. She hated the mascot cause they were the Walker "Stars" which really isn't a good mascot. I went there for summer camp. It had no doors but nice vibrant colors. If t didn't have colors maybe I meant a different school.
Walker is one of the top elementary schools in McKinney. The staff is not only knowledgeable but friendly and somehow is able to recall most of the parent's names as well as the kids. It's a tight-nit community and school and very active in regards to activities and encouragement to the students to strive for greater achievements.
We relocated from the Midwest when my son was in third grade. Walker's staff always made my son feel at home. He had a wonderful educational experience at Walker. The teachers were hand's on- and he truly benefited from the time spent at Walker.
Walker staff has responded quickly and professionally to parent concerns and provided individualized training to classes as needed. Everyone has been so supportive in such unpredictable times. The only weakness needing to be addressed is preventing the teachers who are affected from getting off track. The district has launched strategic planning and family resources in a grassroots fashion to stablize and direct resources where they are best applied or most needed.