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Walker Middle School is a public middle school in Odessa. The principal of Walker Middle School is Mr. Anthony Jones. 810 children attend Walker Middle School and identify mostly as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 3% of the Walker Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 31% of the 810 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Walker Middle School is 18:1. Citrus Park Christian School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 49% 38%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Hispanic 27% 33%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 21%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31% 57%
Limited English proficiency 3% 12%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 months ago)

    My child's school is a wonderful place for learning and my child loves it there. The teachers are nice to her and it is the perfect place for her to learn with students in her advanced-honors level.

  • (6 months ago)

    A parent walker middle is the best school my two children love it there they are hands on my son has adhd he's doing fantastic he struggled at other schools .Its a thirty minute ride from home but well worth it .There staff are well respectful and helpful no books required if you have a tablet .always know how my children are doing in school Edsby no other school i know has that.You havd communication everyday with school text on my phone gives me no worries and updates on bus routs being late or events taking place.For my kids they love it there . They have sibling going next year she can't wait.

  • (7 months ago)

    My school is the best school in my opinion because the school helps the students learn in the best way that they can learn and also they help students do their best in everything. The school also encourages students to expand their umbrella of possibility and help them realize and see the whole world as one big place where they can succeed.

  • (8 months ago)

    I transferred my child from another public school to Walker in 7th grade as we rec'd an "offer" and thought it would be a great opportunity. When comparing it to our previous school the biggest difference is the work-load and unfortunately a lack of direction and communication from the teachers and administration. There is a LOT of busy work and homework that leaves virtually NO time for after school activities. There is only one semester of PE and I find that very sad. Kids need to have physical activity and with the work-load it's almost impossible to play a sport. Communication with teachers & administration is poor at best. It is still not "officially" an IB school as they are still in the process of becoming one. The grass isn't always "greener" on the other side!

  • (10 months ago)

    drop like an earthquake and bow chicka wow wow and bootay yum yum with lollipops and sugah chicken wing

  • (11 months ago)

    No complaints about the teachers. The principal however had to have gotten his job based upon someone he knows. He is condescening ineffective and it is no secret that he does not possess a spirit to serve. My children witnessed this behavior and we turned it into a teachable moment even those in authority over us don't always respond in best manner but we still must respect those in authority over them. I will respect him by taking my kids away from his school. Bummer I was so excited about it being an IB schoolsch

  • (1 year ago)

    Do not send your child to Walker !! Despite having a great neighborhood middle school we chose to put our child in Walker for the IB. The teachers have shown no communication skills and could care less about their students. I actually have witnessed eye rolling in a conference while discussing my child's lack of progress. There has been no growth in anywhere except band. The band teacher is excellent and definitely shows the passion for her students lacking in the rest of the school. Bullying is very present in the school and despite a report line you can make anonymously nothing is ever addressed and the bullying continues to get worse. The car line is extremely unorganized and they actually scream blow whistles and flail their arms around and around like crazy people at the parents. Its quite the scene! I am so relieved this school year is finished so I can put my child in a different school. Honestly any school is better than this school!! I have heard nothing but complaints from fellow parents about what a joke it is.

  • (2 years ago)

    walker was an amazing school to attend. i left last year befor they changed into an IB school. the library has thousands among thousands of interesting books. i dont like to read but somehow the librarian mrs.LaBarbera got me to read some interesting books. the teachers work with your skill levels and make sure that you are understanding what they are lecturing on. our administration was the most< down-to-earth caring people and are very easy to work with. when i was attending walker i was proud to be a wolf and always was greatful for everything that they help me with. lastly our volleyball team was amazing and thanks to them they helped me accomplish make my high school team. with a 2nd place district win under my flag i was thrilled to go on and live my dream of volleyball. goood luck choosing a school for your child but i would highly reccomend WALKER MIDDLE SCHOOL ] go wolves

  • (2 years ago)

    Unfortunately this school and IB program did not meet my expectations too. My child is an honor student and the demand of work the teachers give is apalling!!! Massive amount of homework and weekend projects constantly. It's not ideal if your child is involved in after-school sports. The school also needs major renovations and upgrades. If considering make sure you look into how many students transferred or opted out of the program.

  • (2 years ago)

    Though this school has now become IB (International Baccalaureate) it has not met my expectations. Williams IB another middle school that is experienced at IB is supposed to resemble this school. According to the IB website IB was created so that students could go from school to school without a change in curriculum. Walker is extremely poor compared to Williams and I wish they would improve the quality of their school.

  • (5 years ago)

    this is an awesome school i like the organization and children of help

  • (5 years ago)

    the teachers are pretty good butthe princepal stinks. we cant have backpacks because there a 'saftey hazard' so out backs constantly hurt becausewe have to have the string backpacks and they break all the time.mymom spendstonsof money becausethe sstring bookbags break every other day and we have to have one. we also cant carry alot of book so were late for class becausewe have yo go to ourlocker and the passing period has been changed so we have 3 minutes instead of the usual 5.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son attended Walker in 6th grade and is returning this year for 7th. We are very pleased with Walker last year was the first time my son made straight 'A's (even in his advanced classes) --- all while playing sports and being a memeber of the Walker band. We look forward to another great year.

  • (7 years ago)

    My child is a student at walker middle school. He is attending 8th grade this school year coming up. I am sure this is not the norm of the school but last year we had some terrible teachers! My son entered walker as a advanced student in advanced classes and my son is a child that loves to learn. This past school year that all changed and we struggled getting him to focus and enjoy school. after many parent/teacher conferences nothing seemed to change. I am praying for a better school year this year coming up with teachers who are motivated and have the patience encourgement and dedication to teach. I know other parents who had problems with these teachers as well and their kids were advanced & great students! what a shame! Keeping my fingers crossed for a better school year 2007-2008!

  • (7 years ago)

    great school.great teachers. they care about the students.

  • (7 years ago)

    I had three children all attend Walker Middle School. We had children in the school for six consecutive years. I am so happy with the school they push each child to their fullest ability offering help where needed. My three children entered High School in Honors or Advanced classes. The youngest of my three entered Walker an average student and left Walker an advanced student. The staff is supportive in both academics and athletics. Each child is given the opportunity and the encouragement to be the best they can be. The parent faculty communication is excellent. I do not know any families from Walker that have any complaints.

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