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
1320
314 responses
Average ACT
30
180 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.40 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.40 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 121 responses
Report
  • Enrichment Block schedules (WEBs)
    31%
  • Friday Night Football
    21%
  • Fall break
    15%
  • Pep Rallies
    7%
  • Band and Orchestra concerts
    7%
  • 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.46 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.46 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.46 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.7%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.60 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.60 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.60 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
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.75 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.75 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.75 responses
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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.
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INCREDIBLE AND GREAT IN ACADEMICS. SO MUCH BETTER THAN LASSITER! At Walton, the great teachers makes sure that you are grasping the concepts before you move on. My older sister goes to Walton and she adores it. Although at some times it gets tough due to all of the rough material you must master, everyone is there to help you thrive. Walton really has a tight community and they will all work to get the students in a great position for college.
Walton provides a wide range of academic opportunities from extremely rigorous AP education to easier on level classes. AP classes at Walton are no joke. Its excellent teachers push students to their limits which results in high averaging AP exam scores. Everyday, it's common to hear students complain about lack of sleep or stress induced by the workload of AP and Honors classes. Many Walton alumni report that taking multiple AP classes at Walton is harder than some years in college. As a result, students feel more prepared for college and rigorous curriculum. A downside to the academics at Walton is that students in on level classes are given a lazy education that removes the sense of importance for academics which creates some polarization between AP students and on level students. Overall, Walton is an awesome school with incredible AP teachers that academically prepares its students for college.