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Walnut Grove will earn the reputation for academic excellence and for attaining significant and measurable academic growth each and every year. Walnut Grove will be a place where the entire school community strives to learn and grow in order to achieve extraordinary teaching and learning across all grade levels. The academic success students experience at Walnut Grove School will become a legacy, positively impacting their entire life.
The purpose of Walnut Grove School is to address the needs of individual students and prescribe the enrichment and/or intervention they need. The entire Walnut Grove School community will strive to improve and grow, learning from the success and skills of others, in order to achieve academic excellence across all grade-levels.
Walnut Grove School opened in August, 2009, currently serving 700 students, grades K-8. The school is staffed with 22 teachers. Our student population is 84% Hispanic/Latino, 13% White, .02% African-American, with a free and reduced lunch rate of 75% and with 58% of our students English Learners. 5% of our students are enrolled in our Special Education Program. The Walnut Grove School Dual Language Academy is providing an enrichment program dedicated to building a student body that is bilingual, biliterate and multicultural. This is being achieved by providing a comprehensive core curriculum in conjunction with instruction in Spanish. Beginning in Kindergarten, 50% of instruction will take place in Spanish and 50% of the instruction is in English (50:50 ratio). This pattern progresses until the 5th grade where it then becomes and stays 50% in Spanish and 50% in English (50:50). The dual immersion program will continue through 8th grade, and biliteracy recognitions are held at 5th and 8th grade. Our G.A.T.E. students (grades 3-8), are served during our daily 45 minute rotation program. We have implemented a 1 to Web student chromebook program in grades 6-8. Each middle school student has a district issued chromebook for the school year. Staff is working diligently, continually monitoring the way we do business to give Walnut Grove School students the support they need each year. We have high expectations of ourselves and our students!