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About This School

Walnut Creek Elementary School is a public elementary school in Austin. The principal of Walnut Creek Elementary School is Mr Paul Perez. 922 students go to Walnut Creek Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 71% of the Walnut Creek Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 89% of the 922 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 96% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Walnut Creek Elementary School is 15:1. McBee Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 87% 59%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 12%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 26%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Asian 2% %
Multiracial 0.8% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96% 63%
Limited English proficiency 71% 28%
Economically disadvantaged 89% 61%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    New administration working so hard to make Walnut Creek an exemplary school.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school needs the love. I base this judgement on talks with my aunt who has taught at Walnut Creek for years.

  • (4 years ago)

    Not a good school. Is economicly in trouble and isnt a safe enviroment for students. I recommend not attending your child to this school

  • (4 years ago)

    I have concerns about the size of the 5th grade classes this year. WCE have only four 5th grade classes. Each class averages 30 students in each. This makes for crowded noisy classrooms and limited quality instruction. Behavior problems in some 5th grade classes disrupt the learning process but the administration is not proactive about handling or helping the teachers solve the problems. They (the administration) put the responsibility off on the teachers who are already have the burden of large classes and little resources.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have a 3rd grader that has attended Walnut Creek since kinder. I am very happy with the staff & principal. Last year in 2nd grade he had problems with his reading & acknowledge what he was reading. He improved with The 21st century after school tutoring & with Americorp. This year I am looking foward to the TASKS test.

  • (9 years ago)

    The school has an excellent 21st century program. PTA participation very low in my opinion. Also I would prefer a school that does not 'teach to the test ' if that exists anymore.

  • (9 years ago)

    Have had too many bad experiences with this school and the staff. No respect to parents or the children when needed. No extra support for the different types of disabilities and communication is not well.

  • (10 years ago)

    Overall this is a great school. I am very pleased with my child's teacher by doing what she can to help. But if your child is struggling with academics then there's not much of an alternative for extra help other than the assistance programs for Vietnamese and primarily Spanish speaking students.

  • (10 years ago)

    Fantastic school teachers are great after school activities are the best. A really safe & friendly place for your kids.

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