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Walton High School9

Marietta, GA | Cobb County

March 7, 2015

Walton High School has an excellent academic environment. Attend the open houses and meet your student's motivated teachers. Walton is a truly a home for four years if your student takes an interest in going the extra mile by joining a club, band, orchestra, chorus or fine arts or makes a team.

Submitted by a parent

March 2, 2015

Walton High School does not deserve the rating of 10. This school lacks racial diversity and as such, is filled with unrealistic and disillusioned children who have a sense of entitlement and genuinely believe that because they are "White and Rich" they are inherently superior to other races. They are being ill prepared for the post high school 'real' world. These ideals are further perpetuated via Walton High School's racially discriminatory curriculum called 'Race, Gender and Class' where the children are taught that regardless of educational achievement the "white male secretary" will possess more power than the "black physician" because he is White and Male in America. This is a blatant white supremacist racist view and is not true of the United States of America that I reside in. Walton High School has the potential to be an exceptional school, however, as long as they turn a blind eye to the ill treatment of children of color by students and teachers, they do not deserve the rating that they have received. This is the United States of America which I am proud to call the country I love. Walton- you need to do better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Submitted by a parent

January 26, 2015

Walton has consistently been one of the best schools in the state, according to various national magazine rankings. The graduation rate is 99 - 100%, and the percentage of graduates moving on to college is above 95%. High quality curriculum, top educators, a broad range of AP classes, and a variety of extracurricular activities make Walton the top choice for parents who want the best education for their children.

Submitted by a parent

January 4, 2015

Walton High School is an okay school. It could be a bad school if you get bad teachers but if you get the right teachers you should see a successful semester ahead. Lots of families are moving away from this school because it wasn't as good as they had expected. For example, is that some teachers here aren't good at their job. They add zeros for work you have done sometimes and they get mad if you ask students questions(even though the teacher isn't talking) or other reasons to contact your parents and get mad at you. There are good things about Walton too like WEB help sessions(Take advantage and get an A in a class!). I went to my Honors Bio sessions almost every WEB and I had a 92 in the class. High school counts so let go of social media, texting and expect a ton of studying for these 4 years. Already messed up a chance of getting into a good college. If you stay, enjoy being a Walton Raider!

Submitted by a parent

June 30, 2014

Walton is the best school in Cobb county by far! When I was a freshman coming to Walton from out of state I was greeted with open arms and made so many great friends. The academics are challenging but not overwhelming like others say. The teachers go above and beyond to help you get the grades you want and honestly want to see you succeed. The extracurricular activities are everywhere! There is definitely pressure to go to college but I think that is the best part because it helps students set academic goals and improve themselves as all-around students. If your ready to work hard and make your four years count, Walton is the place to be

Submitted by a student

June 22, 2014

It really is a top rated school deserving of top rating. It is academically challenging for all levels with different degrees of rigor for all levels of student. It is no joke of a school. You get educated from her & will be able to achieve in college.

Submitted by a parent

April 18, 2014

The best thing about Walton is the encouragement to go to college and parents and school staff's commitment to make it happen. It is a community base school not just a regular school.

Submitted by a parent

February 18, 2014

Not a Charter School! Good overall,AP great very competitive. Maybe too much. Sometime staff take themselves to seriously-Walton Parent

Submitted by a parent

January 19, 2014

This school is awful. You get so much homework each night that there is not enough hours in the day to finish it. It has WEB days almost every week which is just another opportunity to get more homework instead of being able to get caught up. They have incentive for finals. It is nice except people show up to school sick and the Walton plague gets passed around. The people who go there are very snobby. The school itself is disgusting. They have an agricultural program, its called the bugs. All the classrooms except for the science rooms have carpets. They are cleaned once a semester. The school is pretty dirty except when they have the SAT going on, then the halls and bathrooms are actually cleaned. The staff is more focused on painting over the writing in the bathrooms then actually cleaning them.

Submitted by a student

December 31, 2013

Our family recently downsized into a smaller, older house from where we were living out in Canton, GA so that my daughter could go to Walton. The move has been so worth it. This school's focus on developing well-rounded students was missing from our previous local high school.

Submitted by a parent

December 28, 2013

Great academically, but lacks diversity. If you'd like an all white population, it's the place for you.

December 7, 2013

I'm a senior and overall I had a great experience at Walton. Walton seems to be pretty well-known throughout Atlanta but here are some of my pros/cons about the school. Pros: AMAZING teachers (for the most part) who genuinely love teaching and are clearly not here for the paycheck; students who (again, for the most part) are well-rounded and competitive but not cutthroat (I really don't know where this misconception comes from since I'm pretty average and don't feel out-of-place attending Walton); WEB (Wednesday Enrichment Block) which gives students a couple hours every Wednesday to seek one-on-one help from teachers in any class; sports and activities (there are so many available and the student body is so active outside the classroom!!) CONS: Lack of true diversity (especially true economically - most students are from middle to upper middle class backgrounds with a few really upper class students thrown into the mix) probably doesn't match the real world outside of the East Cobb bubble; Cobb district budget cuts (some classes are larger than they used to be, although the PTA and local businesses have helped offset some of the cuts; two feeder middle schools vs.one

Submitted by a student

February 4, 2013

Having had 2 children go through Walton, I'd like to offer my perspective. How Walton is viewed depends on each family's situation. Walton will not be a great fit for every child. Perhaps because of the community it serves, Walton is not geared to serve students who are unsure about whether or not they want to attend college - those students will find little support and guidance by attending the school. Rather, Walton's forte is providing college-bound students with rigorous courses and tremendous extracurricular opportunities. The school profile makes this very clear - Walton expects that all students will pursue a post-secondary education and so endeavors to provide a rigorous education that prepares student for any college. A high number of students do go on to Ivy League universities from Walton. However, I've found that the school also is a great fit for those students wanting to go to UGA, Tech, GSU or any other state universities. My youngest daughter, in fact, after going through Walton WITHOUT taking all honors/AP courses found UGA a breeze and graduated with honors. She really thrived in a peer environment where college was the norm, not the exception.

Submitted by a parent

November 15, 2012

I am a senior at Walton High School. It is a thoroughly a terrible school. If you are not in all honors and AP classes, your student will be ridiculed by all their friends who are. The math curriculum does not work and the math teachers are incapable and incompetent. The band director refuses to recognize that marching band is not the students' first and only priority in life. There is one bright spot though: the science teachers are excellent.

Submitted by a student

December 10, 2011

If you want your kids to be the best of the best send them to Walton. If you want your children to be Mediocre, any other Cobb school should do the trick.

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