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Overall Niche Grade
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  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
433 responses
Average ACT
30
233 responses
AP Enrollment
50%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$68,818
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,046
National
$949
Median Home Value
$205,600
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
3.7%
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
Average
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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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.
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Walton is an exemplary school that really does push its students and prepare them for college. It has rigorous teachers and a competitive atmosphere that can encourage top academic performance. Some of the most lauded programs are the STEM program, the AP classes, band, orchestra, the language department, the English and social studies department, honor societies etc. However this school really does push students to the brink of exhaustion sometimes and doesn't let them be kids to an extent. Another issue is that teachers and faculty expect all students to be wealthy and ask large payments of them for clubs, school functions, trips, etc. In general it is a great school that will help with college admissions, but it can be really strenuous.
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.