Award Year: 2019
C. T. Walker is a school of excellence that empowers students to be confident, cooperative, lifelong learners, and leaders. Each morning our students and staff pledge to be Wise, Attentive, Leaders who are Kind, Ethical, and Responsible.
- Black/African American: 53%
- White: 29%
- Hispanic: 6%
- Asian: 5%
- Native American: 1%
- Two or more races: 6%
Located in Augusta, Georgia, C.T. Walker Traditional Magnet School draws students in grades K-8 from across Richmond County. The students, parents, and faculty are dedicated to high performance through engaging parental involvement and an emphasis on communications. Walker has been named a Georgia Title I School of Excellence and a National Magnet School of Excellence.
Built in 1934, C.T. Walker is located in Augusta's urban core and attracts parents and students alike to the rigor and structure expected from this historic landmark. Few students live near the school; therefore, the school designs purposeful programming to create a sense of school identity and community. On any given day, the school is abuzz with parents volunteering, community members mentoring, and students participating in a flurry of activities. All students engage in weekly STEM programming, foreign language instruction, and fine arts integration. Each grade level designs and implements service learning projects in order to enhance planning and leadership skills. The school's culture provides a sense of community and welcomes involvement with continued training, support, and opportunities to serve.
The foundation of our success is accountability, citizenship, and patriotism. Each morning, faculty and students commit to exemplifying our school's core values through a school-wide pledge. The faculty models a culture that embodies our pledge of being "Wise, Attentive, Leaders who are Kind, Ethical, and Responsible." Through engaging instruction, community partnerships, and service learning our students are taught to take pride in themselves, their school, and their community. This is "The Walker Way."