Walker Upper Elementary School

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Coordinates:Erioll world.svg.png 38°03′14″N 78°29′01″W / 38.053794°N 78.483635°W / 38.053794; -78.483635

Walker Upper Elementary School is the school for grades 5-6 in the City of Charlottesville's school system. It has 79 staff members. [1] Its mascot is a wolverine. [2]

Adam Hastings became the principal before the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year. [3]

Grade reconfiguration

Since 1988, the City of Charlottesville's school system has maintained two separate schools for grades 5-6 and 7-8 for the students between elementary and high school. In response to an efficiency study, the Charlottesville School Board decided in October 2010 to create a single middle school housing grades 6-8 at either the Walker Upper Elementary School or Buford Middle School complex. Grade 5 would return to existing elementary schools.[reconfig 1]

In October 2010, school officials said the grade reconfiguration changes would occur after the 2011-12 school year and that the major renovation projects were expected to cost around $36 million.[reconfig 2]

In February 2011, the Charlottesville School Board decided to create a consolidated middle school at Buford Middle School by 2015. Walker will be refurbished for preschool, adult education, and central office staffing needs.[reconfig 3]

This has not occurred as of May 2016.

School Population (June 2011)

  • Enrollment: 547
  • Asian/Pacific Islander: 5.3%
  • African American: 42.0%
  • Hispanic: 7.9%
  • White: 44.4%
  • ESL students: 18.3%
  • Gifted students: 35.6%
  • (Special Education students: 15.9%
  • Pupil/teacher ratio: 16.25:1[2]



  1. Web. Staff Directory, retrieved 5 June 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Web. [http://www.ccs.k12.va.us/schools/walker/docs/WLKProfile2011-12.pdf Walker Upper Elementary School], retrieved 25 June 2012.
  3. Web. Four new Charlottesville principals charting course for academic year, Josh Mandell, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, September 2, 2018, retrieved September 2, 2018.

Grade reconfiguration

  1. Web. City school grade configurations to change, Rachana Dixit, Daily Progress, retrieved 4 Nov. 2010.
  2. Web. City middle school plan could cost $36 million, Rachana Dixit, Daily Progress, retrieved 4 Nov. 2010.
  3. Web. City School Board OKs budget; Buford to house middle-schoolers, Brandon Shulleeta, Daily Progress, 17 Feb 2011, retrieved 6 March 2011.

External links

Official site Facility utilization study website