About This School
In 2011, Marlan J. Walker Elementary School had 20 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Nevada average is 20 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Marlan J. Walker Elementary School Reviews
the best years of my childhood
I'm a senior in high school now and looking back at my elementary school days at Walker. I went there the first year it opened. I don't think I could have had a better elementary school experience.
The teachers I had year after year were dedicated, inspiring, and all-around good teachers. Moving into middle and high school, I was shocked to see this was not always the case.
I especially remember the supportive administration and super helpful Spanish program. The librarian, Ms. Williams, was one of the sweetest people I ever had the pleasure of meeting. I'm happy to see that she is still working there.
I always felt safe and accepted while at school. My parents were at the office often, just because they are the kind to speak up when they have an issue. The administration always handled any issues promptly and efficiently.
Oh, and to the previous negative reviewer: Spanish is most definitely in the top five most spoken languages.
I had three kids go to Walker, AND I was in the military for 21 years, being in the military doesn't make you any better at judging schools. Walker is a great school for children to learn Spanish, English, Math and everything else you learn in school, they just happen to have an excellent Spanish program to go along with the rest. The kids are NOT scared to go there. Most of them love it there, some kids don't like school, regardless of the school. If you don't want your child to learn Spanish go to Smalley. This school is an excellent school and gives your child a good way to learn a second language. My kids are in all advanced classes in middle and high school. PLUS they know Spanish. I have a problem seeing how this is detrimental, most Europeans speak more than TWO languages, now my children have two in bank and can add another if they choose.
My husband and I spent ten minutes in the front office at Walker attempting to get information as to which school (Walker or Smalley) to send our daughter. We could not leave fast enough!
The front desk person had no information to give us as she was "not an administrator." We could not speak to an administrator. There were no handouts or booklets we could review. Every question we asked was sidestepped with a caustic attitude. The two children we saw in the office having to use the phone looked terrified to be there.
This was not an administration I would want to deal with for the next six years. Both my husband and I are former military. We understand discipline and protocol. The atmosphere of this school was too much for us.
We were essentially told to enroll her then we'd find out what the school is like. No thanks. We're being locked into one school or the other for the next six years. This is not a decision to be made lightly. I am thankful to CCSD for allowing us to pick the better fit for our family.
While Walker's test scores show to be higher than Smalley, I refuse to let it be at the expense at our daughter's mental and emotional health.
For additional languages, we plan on being Rosetta Stone's newest customers. Besides we can pick a language that will benefit our daughter in the international workplace. Spanish is not in the top five of most spoken languages.
This is definetaly a school for kids who want a good spanish education! I like all our staff! I wish I had onother year here to be in peer mediation and student council. I highly recommend this school!
I love this school there are cool people and nice if you are a child looking for a school go to this school thy have market day you get to earn fake money and people make or buy stuff SO GO TO ARE SCHOOL.
I love this school because there is diffrent languages. I went to this school but then i moved away but Walker was a great school.