A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Walton High School is an elite, public, charter school located in Marietta, GA. It has 2,674 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 80% of students are at least proficient in math and 75% in reading.
Address
1590 Bill Murdock Rd
Marietta, GA 30062
Telephone
(770) 578-3225

Walton High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
80%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1330
347 responses
Average ACT
30
200 responses
AP Enrollment
50%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.42 responses
Poll
62%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.42 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 128 responses
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  • Enrichment Block schedules (WEBs)
    30%
  • Friday Night Football
    21%
  • Fall break
    14%
  • Pep Rallies
    8%
  • Band and Orchestra concerts
    6%
  • Senior picnics and unique special social events
    6%
  • Baseball games
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,674
Free or Reduced Lunch
5%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.48 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.48 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.48 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.7%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.62 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.62 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.62 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,494/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.77 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.77 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.77 responses
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Walton High School is an extremely challenging school. It’s academics are great and the curriculum is difficult. It helps prepare for college. There are also lots of opportunities to get involved in clubs and sports.
This school emphasizes the hands-on learning experience concept and has invested in a lot of technology to enhance our learning experience.
The only downside would be that the teachers do not spend a lot of time teaching the material, the prefer that the students seek out the answers themselves. This could be potentially beneficial, but it does not help the students thouroughly learn the material.
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Walton High School provides a rigorous public education. While the administration is very focused on pushing students to take AP classes, the emphasis on academic achievement does indeed elicit an environment that prepares students for college. At times the demanding expectations placed unnecessary pressure on myself and other students. I have witnessed individual staff members voice dissatisfaction with this and many of my teachers made a conscientious effort to lower anxiety levels in students. As a junior in college, I am thankful for the education I received at Walton. As an older sibling, I would like to see a shift in focus from achievement to a lifelong love of learning.
Walton High School is extremely academically rigorous. The teachers strive to grade very fairly among students and take bias out of the equation. The workload if very intense and academics are taken seriously here. There is a no extra credit policy. There is also attendence incentive; if you miss two days of school or less, you get a 10% bonus on all of your finals. I took mostly AP and Honors classes, and the teachers were very professional and loved answering questions. Almost every Wednesday we have a WEB, an early release at 12:45. The buses do not run home until 3:30, but you are allowed to leave campus if you have a ride home, or stay and get extra one-on-one assitance with teachers or make up any missed tests. WEBs are a great resource that I believe should be implemented at all high schools. Walton just built a brand new, four-story school this year (2017). The building is secure, spacious, and has a large window in nearly every classroom to allow for natural light.