Walker Middle Magnet School

Summary:

Walker Middle Magnet School is a public middle school located in Odessa, Florida, serving grades 6-8 with a total enrollment of 1,019 students. The school is part of the Hillsborough County School District, which is ranked 47th out of 67 districts in Florida and is rated 2 stars out of 5 by SchoolDigger.

Walker Middle Magnet School consistently ranks among the top middle schools in Florida, ranking 37th out of 1,177 middle schools in the state for the 2022-2023 school year. The school has maintained a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger for the past several years, indicating exceptional academic achievement. Walker Middle Magnet School's students significantly outperform their peers in the Hillsborough County School District and the state of Florida on a variety of standardized tests, with 94% of students proficient or better in EOC/Algebra 1 compared to 59% in Hillsborough County and 54% statewide. The school also has a diverse student population, with a racial makeup of 39.45% White, 5.3% African American, 31.4% Hispanic, 17.08% Asian, and 6.38% two or more races, which is higher than many of the nearby schools in the Hillsborough County School District.

Additionally, Walker Middle Magnet School has a relatively low chronic absenteeism rate, ranging from 3.7% in the 2019-2020 school year to 12.6% in the 2022-2023 school year, significantly lower than the chronic absenteeism rates of nearby schools like Webb Middle School (44.3%) and Buchanan Middle School (54.5%). The school also spends more per student than the Hillsborough County School District average, with a per-student spending of $8,867 in the 2022-2023 school year, compared to the district average of $8,158 for Webb Middle School and $8,769 for Buchanan Middle School.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 8282 N Mobley Rd
       Odessa, FL  33556-2437


(813) 631-4726

District: Hillsborough

SchoolDigger Rank:
38th of 1,185 Florida Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,867 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  19.0 Help
Number of students:  1,019

Racial breakdown:

White:
39.5%
Hispanic:
31.4%
Asian:
17.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  29.9% Help


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Compare Details Walker Middle Magnet School ranks better than 96.8% of middle schools in Florida. It also ranks 2nd among 44 ranked middle schools in the Hillsborough School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 94.64. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Walker Middle Magnet School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (39.5%), Hispanic (31.4%), Asian (17.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 29.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Walker Middle Magnet School is 19, which is the 14th best among 44 middle schools in the Hillsborough School District. (See more...)
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Compare Walker Middle Magnet School employs 53.5 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Walker Middle Magnet School is $8,867, which is the 21st highest among 44 middle schools in the Hillsborough School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Walker Middle Magnet School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Walker Middle Magnet School 38th of 1185 Florida public middle schools. (See Walker Middle Magnet School in the ranking list.)

Hillsborough:

SchoolDigger ranks Hillsborough 47th of 67 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Walker Middle Magnet School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2014 91.74 49th 999 95.1%
2016 91.47 59th 997 94.1%
2017 92.42 61st 1031 94.1%
2018 93.26 51st 1035 95.1%
2019 91.50 62nd 1099 94.4%
2021 91.85 67th 1136 94.1%
2022 93.20 50th 1148 95.6%
2023 94.64 37th 1177 96.9%
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Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Florida Department of Education

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by a parent
Friday, October 28, 2022

Open Quote My son attended Walker from 2019-2022. Walker Middle Magnet is an excellent learning environment for students committed to achieving academic excellence. Walker Middle truly prepares its students for high school life. Students are pushed to challenge themselves in their academics and extracurriculars activities. Mrs. Holloway does an excellent job running the show and communicating with parents. Her all-star team of teachers were always very prepared and offered a supportive learning environment to their students. My son made wonderful friends and he has great memories from his time at Walker. Close Quote


by a student
Thursday, August 27, 2020

Open Quote horrible. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Walker Middle Magnet School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2012 418 40 61 182 3 2 36 0 742
2013 396 82 70 222 4 3 33 0 810
2014 373 109 91 283 2 5 37 0 900
2015 395 126 103 322 2 5 28 0 981
2016 434 99 128 307 1 8 35 0 1012
2017 463 77 139 301 1 11 32 0 1024
2018 446 67 128 282 1 10 41 0 975
2019 412 71 119 314 1 4 44 0 965
2020 413 64 138 325 1 2 51 0 994
2021 408 72 170 319 2 3 50 0 1024
2022 424 61 187 302 3 3 56 0 1036
2023 402 54 174 320 1 3 65 0 1019

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Walker Middle Magnet School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2012 742 46.6 15.9 25.6
2013 810 49.0 16.5 31.5
2014 900 57.0 15.7 37.9
2015 981 57.0 17.2 40.3
2016 1012 60.0 16.8 34.6
2017 1024 60.0 17.0 33
2018 975 62.0 15.7 33.5
2019 965 58.0 16.6 32.5
2020 994 57.0 17.4 32.4
2021 1024 58.0 17.6 38.9
2022 1036 53.0 19.5 29.7
2023 1019 53.5 19.0 29.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Walker Middle Magnet School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2012 742 46.6 15.9 25.6
2013 810 49.0 16.5 31.5
2014 900 57.0 15.7 37.9
2015 981 57.0 17.2 40.3
2016 1012 60.0 16.8 34.6
2017 1024 60.0 17.0 33
2018 975 62.0 15.7 33.5
2019 965 58.0 16.6 32.5
2020 994 57.0 17.4 32.4
2021 1024 58.0 17.6 38.9
2022 1036 53.0 19.5 29.7
2023 1019 53.5 19.0 29.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Walker Middle Magnet School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $345 (4.4%) $7,440 (95.6%) $7,785
2019 $355 (4.6%) $7,410 (95.4%) $7,766
2020 $474 (6.1%) $7,325 (93.9%) $7,798
2021 $1,029 (13.5%) $6,603 (86.5%) $7,631
2022 $903 (11.4%) $6,999 (88.6%) $7,902
2023 $1,530 (17.3%) $7,337 (82.7%) $8,867

Data source: Florida Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Walker Middle Magnet School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 62nd of 1099 Middle schoolsRanks 37th of 1177 Middle schools
 2.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Walker Middle Magnet School)8086
 6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Hillsborough)5352
 1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5452
 2%
6th Grade Mathematics (Walker Middle Magnet School)7780
 3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Hillsborough)4945
 4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5549
 6%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Walker Middle Magnet School)8180
 1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Hillsborough)5449
 5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5248
 4%
7th Grade Mathematics (Walker Middle Magnet School)8719
 68%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Hillsborough)6226
 36%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5446
 8%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Walker Middle Magnet School)8783
 4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Hillsborough)5347
 6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5649
 7%
8th Grade Mathematics (Walker Middle Magnet School)8389
 6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Hillsborough)3147
 16%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Florida)4642
 4%
8th Grade Science (Walker Middle Magnet School)8180
 1%
   8th Grade Science (Hillsborough)4741
 6%
   8th Grade Science (Florida)4844
 4%
End of Course Civics (Walker Middle Magnet School)8992
 3%
   End of Course Civics (Hillsborough)6764
 3%
   End of Course Civics (Florida)7166
 5%
End of Course Algebra 1 (Walker Middle Magnet School)9896
 2%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Hillsborough)6360
 3%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Florida)6254
 8%
End of Course Geometry (Walker Middle Magnet School)100100
   End of Course Geometry (Hillsborough)5753
 4%
   End of Course Geometry (Florida)5750
 7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students9651019
 5.6%
African American7154
 23.9%
American Indian11
Asian119174
 46.2%
Hispanic314320
 1.9%
Pacific Islander43
 25%
White412402
 2.4%
Two or More Races4465
 47.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients32.5%29.9%
 2.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Walker Middle Magnet School

Students at Walker Middle Magnet School are 39% White, 31% Hispanic, 17% Asian, 6% Two or more races, 5% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,019 students attended Walker Middle Magnet School.

Yes! Walker Middle Magnet School is one of the best middle schools in the state. It ranks 38th of 1185 Florida middle schools.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Florida Department of Education.

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