Award Year: 2018

Walcott Elementary School

4275 Highway 214
Hereford, TX, 79045-7705

(806) 289-5222

Mrs. Darla Bryant, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Walcott Independent School District

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Every child belongs at Walcott and every child shall have the opportunity to demonstrate his or her learning, skills, and talents.

Student Demographics
  • White: 18%
  • Hispanic: 80%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • ELL: 8%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 64%
A safe and fun learning environment where everyone succeeds.

A safe and fun learning environment where everyone succeeds.

At Walcott Elementary, the size, location, and experienced staff have encouraged the development of a strong sense of family with a culture and tradition of achievement. It is this family atmosphere that is the foundation of our success. Walcott is a family with big expectations. Walcott has high expectations of our staff and of our students. We can make a difference, and we believe the biggest mistake is giving up. The trust and expectation of this school family is apparent in our daily interactions. Students are the number one priority of the school district and all staff strives to make sure that the individual needs of all students are met on a daily basis. When students come to school, they know they are in a safe environment that supports their learning needs. School staff have built a trusting relationships between the family and school environment. Students are provided opportunities to succeed socially, physically, emotionally, and academically. In this small rural school, sometimes called "the little school on the prairie," we teach our kids to love learning. We believe that with hard work, anything is possible.

Walcott Elementary is proud of our success stories. Walcott was a Nationally Recognized Blue Ribbon School in 2004. The school received Exemplary ratings from 2004 to 2010. Walcott has been a Title I Distinguished School and in 2014-2015 Walcott received the Reward School designation from TEA. Walcott Elementary received these designations through consistent high performance on state tests. Walcott Elementary takes pride in our hard working staff members and students who make these distinctions possible.