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William A. Walton Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 550 students

 

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Posted July 30, 2014

This school is amazing. My children have been going there for 3 years and the safety, communication, staff are top notch. I have LOVED my children's teachers and have nothing but wonderful things to say about ALL the staff at the school. We even had amazing Bus drivers. We recently moved and I wish my kids could have done all 6 years at Walton. I Highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2014

Walton Elementary has improved every year we have been there. The teachers and staff are very friendly and caring. They go above and beyond every day to make sure our kids are getting the best education possible. The office staff is always smiling and willing to help. The new principle is the best I have seen in 8 years. I love Walton!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2011

As a military child, my son has attended 4 elementary schools in 4 states and he is in 4th grade. I am a very involved parent and volunteered 2 days a week at Walton for the entire 6 months my son attended while my husband was at his career course. I can honestly say that I was overjoyed to leave when our time was over in VA. This school lacks a friendly, energetic, or positive atmosphere. The curriculum is subpar in comparison to other schools in the nation and even VA. The environment can be changed depending upon who the teacher is but the curriculum will continue to lack as long as the administration remains the same.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2010

My Son goes to Walton & He loves it. I love the teachers & the staff that are at Walton. I couldnt ask for him to be at a better school. My Daughter will be attending Walton next year & is already excited about going.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

My daughter has had a wonderful year in Kindergarten. She has come so far over the course of the year, her teacher is an absolute saint!! Walton has been a great school for her!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2009

Like everything in life this school has its strengths and weaknesses. Most of the teachers there are super people who really care about their students. Unfortunately I have experienced 2 bad ones in my years with this school and when I say bad I mean HORRIBLE! The sad thing is the administration will do NOTHING when you voice your concerns about these issues. This school is quick to want parental involvement when it is to their benefit but slow to get involved when you are not happy with the way your child is treated. So if you are looking for a parent friendly school like Chesterfield schools then this is not the place for you. I have never gotten to go on a field trip with my kid because the teachers pick who they want and usually it is someone they already know in the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2009

My son goes to Walton since 2006, we thought that it was an OK school at the time, but know we are very happy and pleased, they got a new principal, and she is giving more than 100 % to lift the school. Now kids and staff are the main priority and everybody works very hard to raise the level and grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2009

My son is at Walotn and my husband and I couldnt be happier. I was amazed to see all of the negative comments. I have been involved at Walton for 5 years now and 3 different admistrations- all have been very different and all have had positive aspects to their leadership. Unfortunately, often people who are mad and negative speak for the majority. If you are stationed at Fort Lee, I highly recommend that you visit Walton and not take the word of several of these comments. We have loved all of my sons teachers! Walton's teachers are providing a sound base of education to the youth of tomorrow!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2009

We moved to PG so our kids could get a better education. I have a gifted child and an ADD child with speach and reading difficulties. I was very concerned about my ADD child falling behind in the PG schools but thought it was the best thing for our gifted child. Both of my kids have had a great year and received everything (plus some) that a parent could ask for. Last week I received an email from the teacher saying that my child was going to have all A's on his report card for the 4th 9 weeks and I began to cry. I was so thankful that he didn't get pushed between the cracks. I thank all of the great staff for not overlooking the average or underaverage kids and helping them to acheive and become over acheivers so they are not left behind. Thank you Walton staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2009

I have twin girls in second grade. We are a military family that moved here well into the fall of 2008 already knowing we would be moving yet again to another state come June. I was dreading spending just a portion of a year at a new school! Let me be the first to tell you, the teachers each of my twins got were above and beyond exceptional! Each teacher is completely engaging, pushes students to excell, and shows so much interest in each and every child they teach. We were more than lucky to be at Walton and have such caring teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2009

I have 2 children who attend Walton Elementary. We have been very happy with the school and its staff:-)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2009

My family has been very satisfied with Walton. I have 3 chidren and have had different teachers on all grade levels- I have been very happy with all of their teachers. The school building is older and the cafeteria is loud, but kids need time to talk and socialize also!...When we moved, I choose to stayin Walton District. I hope parents who are not happy- have actually observed classrooms. I see lots of interaction!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

My son's teacher is great, no complaints there. The rest of the school needs major improvements. The cafeteria staff speaks to the children as if they were animals, constantly screaming 'kindergarteners, sit down and put your heads on the table!!!' Speech therapy is a joke. I requested an evaluation on the first day of school and my son was not started until april. Can't wait to move!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2009

I Have loved the time my son has spent at Walton. We have been to several schools and Walton is at the top of my list. I feel that the teachers I have come incontact with have been exceptional. Maybe the parents that have not been satisfied have not been at the school and involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2009

I Have loved the time my son has spent at Walton. We have been to several schools and Walton is at the top of my list. I feel that the teachers I have come incontact with have been exceptional. Maybe the parents that have not been satisfied have not been at the school and involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2009

I am the parent of a student at Walton this year. He has two of the best teachers at Walton, one of which my daughter had two years ago. I have been extremely pleased with the outcome of various situations that have come up this year. The principal has been continually pleasant to work with and my son's teachers are very attentive to the needs of their students. We have had an extremely good experience at Walton.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2009

Teachers are undertrained about different learning styles and do not venture to raise childrens interest in their subjects. There is very poor teacher parent communication. I think that your satisfaction with this school will strongly depend on what teacher your child has. The content of what is being taught is not bad, but the methods are terrible. I feel as if the school is not proactive on resolving issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2009

I think has walton is lacking in many ways to include academics. Having said that, they have a principal this year who seems to really care about the kids and school. Refreshing... Lets hope she can turn it around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2008

I have 2 honor roll syudent going to school here and think its a wonderful school. If your child was on honor roll at another school and isint at this school, dont get upset, this is one of the best school systems around. its a little harder than most.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2008

This school is terrible. I would love to move that is not an option for us. The principal is rude to parents and doesn't seem to care about the children. If you have problem he doesn't care. I think the teachers are ok depending on if your child gets the right teacher. some are good others don't even know what they are doing. I think if this school had a different principal things would be different. If you are moving to Prince George don't move to this school district. This is school is terribly over crowded. There were 23 students at one time during the year in her class last year. The classrooms are so small they probably should only hold up to 15 students. When i tell people what school my daughter goes to i get oh she goes to walton i'm sorry. that should tell you something.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 72% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

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89%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 87% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 70% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 84% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 73% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 71% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
95%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 89% in 2012.

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n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students87%
Female students83%
Male students92%
Black students90%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

Math

All Students66%
Female students56%
Male students78%
Black students66%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English66%

Science

All Students91%
Female students85%
Male students97%
Black students91%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students78%
Female students80%
Male students76%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%

Math

All Students85%
Female students97%
Male students76%
Black students71%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students85%
Female students84%
Male students86%
Black students74%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

English: Writing

All Students74%
Female students82%
Male students65%
Black students70%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students66%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%

Math

All Students83%
Female students87%
Male students79%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

Science

All Students92%
Female students91%
Male students94%
Black students79%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities80%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".

About the tests


Virginia school accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other assessments in English, history/social science, math and science. The 2009-2010 ratings are based on passing rates on tests taken during the 2008-2009 school year or on overall achievement during the three most recent years. Schools are identified as either Fully Accredited, Accredited with Warning, Conditionally Accredited or Accreditation Denied.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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4101 Courthouse Rd
Prince George, VA 23875
Phone: (804) 733-2750

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