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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Walton High School is a top rated, public, charter school located in Marietta, GA. It has 2,710 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% 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
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1330
489 responses
Average ACT
30
255 responses
AP Enrollment
51%

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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$72,004
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,102
National
$949
Median Home Value
$219,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
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.43 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.43 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 135 responses
Report
  • Enrichment Block schedules (WEBs)
    30%
  • Friday Night Football
    21%
  • Fall break
    14%
  • Pep Rallies
    8%
  • Senior picnics and unique special social events
    7%
  • Band and Orchestra concerts
    6%
  • Baseball games
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,710
Free or Reduced Lunch
4%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.49 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.49 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.49 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,018
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.4%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.63 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.63 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.63 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
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.78 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.78 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.78 responses
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Walton is a cut-throat competitive school. If you are not a stellar athlete or amazing in AP classes this school is difficult. On level curriculum is written at an advanced even AP level. Most courses your only option for on level is written at a college preparatory level. Overall the staff can be either incredible or horrid. Some teachers are encouraging and only want to see Students succeed in high school, increase in knowledge, and grow. Others can leave students in tears, some scrapping by doing the bare minimum relying on other teachers curriculum, and leave students struggling to pass difficult classes. Walton is a top tier school that has a reputation for high level classes, academic excellence, and incredible sports programs. College acceptances can be very stressful and competitive when only so many students can be taken from a particular school. Being a charter school they can change curriculum and implement many things other schools cannot making them an elite school zone.
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Walton High School has inspired me to strive for success in all aspects of my life. The goal of the teachers and administrators is to inspire students to be successful in their classes in addition to giving back to the community. The teachers push students to be studious, but also honest. Academic integrity is an important value at Walton, and students are required to write our honor code at the top of each assignment and assessment we turn in to our teachers. Undeniably , Walton has a reputation for being a challenging school. However, I firmly believe that each student can shape their high school experience to their liking. There are a variety of on-level, honors, and AP classes that students can pick and choose from. In addition to academics, Walton has many extracurricular activities available for students. Some popular clubs are Model UN, Habitat for Humanity, and Walton Community Outreach. The sports programs at Walton are another excellent way to spend time outside of class.
I am an alum who recently graduated. This school is very good for academically competitive students, but it can be tough if you are not. The administration/teachers/other peers encourage students to challenge themselves and take many AP classes, making many students have a tough schedule. On top of that, the AP classes themselves are generally more challenging than necessary to prepare the kids for the AP tests. If you do not give into the pressure to overly challenge yourself and ultimately take easy on level classes, you will have an easier time. The school overall prepares you well for college, meaning they are not only well in academics but they give plenty of opportunities to join clubs, participate in sports, do service, etc. The school is huge, so there are all kinds of people there, and I found friends that I connected well with.