Walker Middle School

150 Amidon Ln,

Orlando, FL, 32809-6513

Tel: (407)858-3210
Grades: 6-8

913 students

Walker Middle School serves 913 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the FL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 57%.
Walker Middle School operates within the Orange School District.

Overview

The student population of 913 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 50 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 913 students
Walker Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 50 teachers
Walker Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Walker Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (FL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 15:1
Walker Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
2%
Walker Middle School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
59%
28%
Walker Middle School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
16%
23%
Walker Middle School Black (1988-2012)
White
15%
43%
Walker Middle School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Walker Middle School Sch Ethnicity Walker Middle School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.60 0.69
Walker Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
68%
49%
Walker Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
7%
8%
Walker Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 186,684 students has grown by 8% over five years.
School District Name Orange School District
Number of Schools
Managed
242
20
Number of Students Managed 186,684 9,762
Orange School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $1,811 MM $138 MM
Orange School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $1,837 MM $159 MM
Orange School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,511 $13,793
Orange School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,663 $15,882
Orange School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Oak Ridge High School (0.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Hospital Homebound (2.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lancaster Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Orlando Lancaster Elementary School
    6700 Sheryl Ann Dr
    Orlando , FL , 32809
    (407)858-3131
    0.1  mi  |  804  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Orlando Winegard Elementary School
    7055 Winegard Rd
    Orlando , FL , 32809
    (407)858-3200
    0.7  mi  |  685  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Orlando Oak Ridge High School
    Magnet School
    700 West Oak Ridge Rd
    Orlando , FL , 32809
    (407)852-3200
    Magnet School
    0.8  mi  |  1744  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Orlando Pine Castle Elementary School
    905 Waltham Ave
    Orlando , FL , 32809
    (407)858-3170
    1  mi  |  278  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Belle Isle Cornerstone Academy Charter
    Charter School
    5903 Randolph Ave
    Belle Isle , FL , 32809
    (407)851-7730
    Charter School
    1  mi  |  746  students  |  Gr.  KG-8

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