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Fact Sheet - Walton Middle School​​​​​​​​​​​

Home of the Wildcats

Expanding Opportunities for All

Walton Middle School is providing students from all of its diverse Southern Albemarle communities with an innovative, world-class education that expands opportunity for all.

School Highlights

One of the highlights of the student experience at Walton Middle School is the school’s focus on opening a world of exploration to kids, so they may find and develop their passions. This is put into practice at the school in many ways, including Walton’s Global Virtual Classroom (GVC). In the GVC, Walton students plan and produce projects with students across the globe. In the past, students have won gold, silver and bronze awards for their work in the GVC international competition. GVC has become a Walton tradition, and the school continues to work to build upon this success.

All students are encouraged to pursue interests beyond their core academics. This is highlighted in the robust elective program that is offered to all students at Walton. The Career and Technical Education program at the school provides a wide range of opportunities based on student interest and modern technology, including such areas as wood shop, entrepreneurship and programming, often times mixing all of those diverse topics together into a single project. Students also pursue their interests through a world languages program, an award-winning band and orchestra, drama classes, and many other fine arts opportunities.

A recent area of instructional focus for the school involves providing students with “p-based” learning opportunities. These experiences could be project-, passion-, or problem-based learning opportunities that are rooted in solving authentic problems. An example of this work in the 2016-17 school year includes all seventh-grade science students partnering with a local composting company to conduct hands-on experiments and build an onsite composting system.

Walton builds a strong community in many ways. The school follows the practices of Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports (PBIS), which teaches each child how to be a safe, responsible, respectful learner while developing the whole child into a conscientious global citizen.

Assessment Data

Aggregate SOL Pass Rates (Percent)


Student Demographics

(as of September 30, 2017)

Total Enrollment: 351

Male: 50.7%

Female: 49.3%

Black: 8.8%

Hispanic: 9.1%

White: 73.8%

English Learners: 3.7%

Disadvantaged: 37.6%

Students with Disabilities: 15.4%

Gifted: 15.0%

"Disadvantaged" students are those who receive free and reduced price meals under the federal program. "Students with Disabilities" are those identified for special education services, from speech pathology and learning disabilities to severe and profound disabilities.

Walton Middle School is part of the Southern Feeder Pattern. Students previously attended Cale, Red Hill, Scottsville, Stone-Robinson or Yancey Elementary School, and will graduate from Monticello High School.​​​


Josh Walton, Principal Josh Walton,
Sherica Jones-Lewis, Assistant Principal Sherica Jones-Lewis, Assistant Principal

Principal History

Joshua Walton

Alison Dwier-Selden

Betsy Agee

Eric Johnson

John W. "Billy" Haun

Carole Hastings

Paul Tiscornia

Barry Chlebnikow

William Banks

John Biller

Otis Lee

Facility Information

​Built in 1974

98,340 square feet

50.0 acre site

2012: Media Center renovation

2013: Flooring replacement

2014: Front entrance upgrade; flooring replacement