Walnut Grove School

1961 Joe Quick Rd, New Market, AL 35761 | (256) 828-4677
  • Grades: PK-5
  • Student Enrollment: 296
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School Description

The first building at Walnut Grove was built in 1920. The school was the community center for all kinds of activities other than school related programs and ball games. Walnut Grove’s name comes from the fact the building was once located among many black walnut trees. Most of the large walnut trees have been cut down for expansion of the school facilities.

In 1951 the old building was torn down and a new block building was built. A new gym was added in 1961. A library and new classrooms were added in the 1970’s. In 1989, a new lunchroom and classrooms were built. A new media center, special education classrooms, and teacher restroom facilities have also been constructed

Walnut Grove is a K-5 school. Its principal, faculty, and staff have accepted the responsibility of providing quality education to the students of the Walnut Grove community

Parent Involvement
Parent participation includes fundraising activities such as the Fall festival and other special events. Money raised goes toward an annual skating party, library books, playground equipment, and various other projects

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 296
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 16.4
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 18.1
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 145 (49.0%)
  • Females: 151 (51.0%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 21 (7.1%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 137 (46.3%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 158 (53.4%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Walnut Grove School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian3110.5%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Walnut Grove School
  Number Percent
1st Grade4615.5%
2nd Grade3712.5%
3rd Grade3712.5%
4th Grade4214.2%
5th Grade5117.2%
Source: AL Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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