Walker Elementary School (Magnet)

8 reviews
School District
1001 Northwest 4th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
(754) 322-8800

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Walker Elementary School (Magnet)
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I'm a parent of a Walker Wildcat, and I volunteer in the school's Media Center, and we love this school. The teachers and staff are involved, and the school is one of First Lady Michelle Obama's Turnaround Arts Schools. The Magnet program offers a wonderful, FREE (because it's public school) performing arts program that my child looks forward to every day. The school is in a poor area, so we don't get much in the way of property taxes, but everyone is dedicated and working toward improvement. Instead of looking at a "1" rating and looking elsewhere, I'd encourage parents to come be part of the solution and help make Walker the best school in Broward County. For what it's worth, we researched other schools nearby, too. One in particular, a top-performing school in the area, also has a lot of rich, privileged students, and boy, the ones in my kid's after school martial arts class sure were entitled little people. Not exactly the peer group we were looking for, despite its high Great Schools rating.
Posted by a parent on 11/2/2017
Very supportive staff willing to help in more ways than simply enriching the basic knowledge.
Posted by a parent on 5/24/2016
I went to Walker when I was a child and now my two children go there. The school has had its ups and downs, but I am happy to report that with the arrival of the new principal, all things are looking up. The school was cleaned up, teachers who care about the kids are teaching, and there is a big change in the attitudes and behaviors of the kids. I never felt good about my kids going until this year. I hope they keep this principal around because he is doing a great job managing the school.
Posted by a parent on 10/16/2015
At first I must admit that I thought "high" of this school & the things I was confident that could be given to my child. The school is in a very rough area and the children within this school are very much not nice. It's sad that this school is consider a magnet school as not all teachers "display" love and affection towards students especially children unique. I will honestly say to not place your child at this school as the bullying, hitting & kicking is real and the environment is very rough. The head Principle is great but not even she can cover up the type of behaviors that go on at this school.
Posted by a parent on 9/24/2014
Staff at this school don't even support it.I tried to come out and enjoy the band only to realize me and my daughter plus maybe 2 more parents were the only one's there i did not see 1 teacher so after all i was very dissapointed it was a waste.This is a F- rated school and needs to be closed.This school has failed to produce items in which i paid cash for /class pictures twice,and mother's day cake no wonder they ask for cash only,i don't have a paper trail to show for.But anyways i had to glady withdraw my child from this disgraceful poor establishment,she now attends a A-rated school.Also the front office staff has bad communication skills Miss --------- is awful.When she answer's the phone with phenomenal Walker qoute there's nothing phenomenal about a F-rated school i'm just saying.
Posted by a parent on 8/19/2013

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Fort Lauderdale schools - Walker Elementary School (Magnet) is located at 1001 Northwest 4th Street, Fort Lauderdale FL 33311. Walker Elementary School (Magnet) is in the Broward. Walker Elementary School (Magnet) is a Public school that serves grade levels PK-5.

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