WALNUT GROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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2520 N WHITE CHAPEL BLVD
SOUTHLAKE, TX 76092
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Phone: 817-949-4400
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 10
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 4th Grade
  • District: Carroll Isd
  • Students/Teacher: 12:1
  • Students/Grade: 120
  • Number Students: 600
  • Number Teachers: 50
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5581
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Dr Betty Mcilvain
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (16 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (14 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-06
    "My son is in his second year here and he enjoys school. Reading some other reviews concerns me a bit because I am wondering if I am missing something. My son tends to be rather quiet so it would be easy for things to happen and for me to never find out. That being said, he does love his teacher and so do I. She is great about answering emails promptly and even on weekends. She seems very invested in him and I appreciate that. His teacher last year was also good, but it was harder to get her to respond to emails as quickly and I couldn't convince her to differentiate math instruction for my son who is amazingly adept at everything mathematical. I felt she didn't believe me and when I showed work from home, she just said she couldn't do it. That has really been my only frustration. Mostly I am happy that my son is happy and feels cared for there. Academically he is way ahead on everything so I haven't really had to deal with academic concerns."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-30
    "Well, I agree with the previous poster. We had been up to the school multiple times and while at the window in plain sight, the principal's secretary was bad mouthing parents . Seemed to happen a lot, so it must be a regular thing. How completely unprofessional! Same goes for the principal, who seems genuinely uninterested in parent input and will go out of her way to make that clear, even when it pertains to student safety. Expected more out of this school and did not have a positive experience. My child also said the art teacher was mean and got mad a lot. So sad! Some teachers are probably very good, but unfortunately the administration has a lot to do with the tone of the school."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-03-29
    "If considering this school for your child's education, run away!! The teacher turnover rate is the highest. Parents ban/click together in hopes to ensure thier child get the highly rated teachers which they tell you they do not do. The principal sits in her office daily with closed doors. Never returns phone calls or emails. The music department is run by Mr. Platt who is quite rigid, unkind and demonstrates criticism frequently to his young class. My daughter came home crying several time crying over Mr. Platt as well as content mastery teacher Ms. Gillette. In addition, my friends daughter who is severely autistic was frequently physically man handled. Her mother often volunteered in hopes to catch the teachers aide that would frequently drag her up and down hall ways because she did not walk fast enough. Educated individuals should never get physical with a child many more horrific stories & do not consider if you have any sort of 504 plan. They do not abide by the rules, or not try to get caught when they break them. Demand for a school transfer. That is what other Southlake parents are doing!!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-07-06
    "This school neither has "excellent teachers" or an "awesome music program". I volunteered a lot and herd on many occasions teachers and administrators speaking negatively about parents and students which I find to be revolting and completely inappropriate. The music teacher Mr. Platt yells at students and shows no patience for teaching them. The principal is someone you can't talk to. She will ignore anything you say, its like talking to a brick wall. All things considered this school serves its purpose of keeping all of the Special Education students in one campus segregated and watched over by a very rigid individual who will not allow parents of Special Ed kids to be involved in the school at all. I happen to not have this issue but I know many other parents that do. We all need to band together somehow and make a difference. Seeing the way that some of the Special Ed kids are treated just makes my sick. Some parents appear to be wearing rose colored lenses and can't bring themselves to admit that this school has some very serious issues starting with the principal. I hope someone takes what is going on in this school seriously and launches an investigation ASAP."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-06-30
    "The kids from Durham Elementary transferred to a newly built school last year (2011) -- the new school is called Walnut Grove Elementary. My kid absolutely loved her last year (the first year that it was open), primarily because of the excellent teachers. Parents are very involved in this school and I was impressed by the computer labs, physical education, and of course the awesome music programs."
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