Walker County School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 15 public schools serving 8,415 students in Walker County School District. This district's average testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Georgia.
Public Schools in Walker County School District have an average math proficiency score of 35% (versus the Georgia public school average of 44%), and reading proficiency score of 39% (versus the 45% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Walker County School District are Fairyland Elementary School, Chattanooga Valley Elementary School and Cherokee Ridge Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Walker County School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Georgia.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Georgia public school average of 62% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Walker County School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Georgia for:

Category
Attribute
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Walker County School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (GA)
# Schools
15 Schools
2,306 Schools
# Students
8,415 Students
1,727,262 Students
# Teachers
665 Teachers
115,683 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

District Rank

Walker County School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 210 school districts in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 88% has increased from 78% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (GA)
Overall District Rank
#110 out of 213 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Walker County  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
44%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Walker County  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of GA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Walker County  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of GA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
88%
83%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Walker County  School District and public school graduation rate of GA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.27
0.70
# American Indian Students
16 Students
3,324 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
33 Students
76,955 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
5%
# Hispanic Students
316 Students
295,026 Students
% Hispanic Students
4%
17%
# Black Students
458 Students
628,056 Students
% Black Students
6%
36%
# White Students
7,152 Students
650,784 Students
% White Students
85%
38%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
1,735 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
439 Students
71,979 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
258
43,538
# Students in K Grade:
655
113,895
# Students in 1st Grade:
662
122,289
# Students in 2nd Grade:
630
123,347
# Students in 3rd Grade:
587
124,751
# Students in 4th Grade:
630
126,550
# Students in 5th Grade:
623
129,387
# Students in 6th Grade:
657
133,851
# Students in 7th Grade:
643
138,298
# Students in 8th Grade:
676
139,887
# Students in 9th Grade:
642
148,149
# Students in 10th Grade:
621
139,347
# Students in 11th Grade:
584
125,513
# Students in 12th Grade:
547
118,460
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $12,566 is higher than the state median of $12,105. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,441 is higher than the state median of $12,237. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (GA)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$106 MM
$37 MM
This chart display total revenue of Walker County  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in GA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$105 MM
$37 MM
This chart display total spending of Walker County  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in GA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$12,566
$12,105
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Walker County  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in GA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$12,441
$12,237
This chart display average spending per public school student in Walker County  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in GA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Walker County School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Fairyland Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1306 Lula Lake Rd
Lookout Mountain, GA 30750
(706) 820-1171
Grades: PK-5
| 262 students
Rank: #22.
Chattanooga Valley Elementary School
Math: 40% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3420 Chattanooga Valley Rd
Flintstone, GA 30725
(706) 820-2511
Grades: PK-5
| 494 students
Rank: #33.
Cherokee Ridge Elementary School
Math: 46% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2423 Johnson Rd
Chickamauga, GA 30707
(706) 375-9831
Grades: PK-5
| 554 students
Rank: #44.
Saddle Ridge Elementary And Middle School
Math: 41% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
9858 N Highway 27
Rock Spring, GA 30739
(706) 375-1219
Grades: PK-8
| 663 students
Rank: #55.
North Lafayette Elementary School
Math: 41% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
610 N Duke St
La Fayette, GA 30728
(706) 638-1869
Grades: PK-5
| 395 students
Rank: #66.
Chattanooga Valley Middle School
Math: 39% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
847 Allgood Rd
Flintstone, GA 30725
(706) 820-0735
Grades: 6-8
| 526 students
Rank: #77.
Rock Spring Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
372 Highway 95
Rock Spring, GA 30739
(706) 764-1383
Grades: PK-5
| 388 students
Rank: #88.
Lafayette Middle School
Math: 37% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
419 Roadrunner Blvd
La Fayette, GA 30728
(706) 638-6440
Grades: 6-8
| 625 students
Rank: #99.
Lafayette High School
Math: 34% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
100 Rambler Dr
La Fayette, GA 30728
(706) 638-2342
Grades: 9-12
| 1,120 students
Rank: #1010.
Rossville Middle School
Math: 26% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
316 Bull Dog Trl
Rossville, GA 30741
(706) 820-0638
Grades: 6-8
| 480 students
Rank: #1111.
Ridgeland High School
Math: 28% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2478 Happy Valley Rd
Rossville, GA 30741
(706) 820-9361
Grades: 9-12
| 1,274 students
Rank: #1212.
Naomi Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4038 E Highway 136
La Fayette, GA 30728
(706) 638-2443
Grades: PK-5
| 301 students
Rank: #1313.
Gilbert Elementary School
Math: 26% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
87 S Burnt Mill Rd
La Fayette, GA 30728
(706) 638-2432
Grades: PK-5
| 486 students
Rank: #1414.
Rossville Elementary School
Math: 30% | Reading: 25%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1250 Wilson Rd
Rossville, GA 30741
(706) 866-5901
Grades: PK-5
| 425 students
Rank: #1515.
Stone Creek Elementary School
Math: 27% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1600 Happy Valley Rd
Rossville, GA 30741
(706) 866-3600
Grades: PK-5
| 422 students

Recent Articles

Teaching: Using Virtual Reality
Teaching: Using Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality can enhance your lessons safely and efficiently. Virtual reality allows your students to explore worlds they might not otherwise see. We offer some suggestions on how to use VR in your classrooom.
Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps or JROTC
July 11, 2022
Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps or JROTC
JROTC offers valuable lessons in leadership, character-building and citizenship. Here's a look at the various JROTC programs out there together with a look at the pros and cons of the program.
Teaching: Contract Renewal
July 05, 2022
Teaching: Contract Renewal
Most teaching contracts are year-to-year, or longer if you're eligible. Here are some suggestions for safeguarding your employment.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Walker County School District
  • 201 South Duke Street, LaFayette, GA, 30728
  • (706) 638-1240
  • walkerschools.org
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 8,415 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 15%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 88% (Top 50% in GA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 39% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

Quick Links