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]

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.

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