School Details

Walker Upper Elementary School

1564 Dairy Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 245-2412
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-6 528 students 14 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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66%
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76%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Charlottesville Cty Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
69%
74%
84%
83%
78%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Charlottesville Cty Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Walker Upper Elementary School is a public middle school in Charlottesville. The principal of Walker Upper Elementary School is Mr. Vernon J. Bock. 528 children attend Walker Upper Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 54% of the 528 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Walker Upper Elementary School is 14:1. Albemarle County Community Public Charter School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 47% 44%
White, non-Hispanic 45% 41%
Hispanic 4% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54% 54%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I attended this school a few years ago and it was AMAZING! All of the teachers care about their students and the teaching techniques are unique and easy to learn. I was so prepared for middle school and knew almost everything when I entered the 8th grade. The after school program is incredible as well it gives you a chance to explore something you maybe thought you had to interest in and it is very organized (which I liked) and really helped shape me. I transferred to Fairfax County and it is no where as good as this school. I really wish I could go back and attend this school again. )

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter entered Walker from a private school and we were amazed by the level of teaching the academic caliber of the students the range of diversity and how well it is managed. We love it.

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