Walton High School is a public, four-year, comprehensive high school with a strong college-preparatory program. It is located in eastern Cobb County, a suburban middle-class residential community within the greater metropolitan Atlanta area. It is two miles north of GA Highway 120 and Johnson Ferry Road.
As a comprehensive high school, Walton endeavors to meet the educational needs and expectations of all students. A broad range of courses and programs is available from a variety of Advanced placement and accelerated courses to cooperative education programs where students receive high school credit for supervised, on-the-job experience. A joint enrollment program with area universities and technical schools is available for seniors. In addition, electives are offered in Business Education, Applied Technology, English, Pre-Engineering, Mathematics, Foreign Language, Science, Social Studies, Fine Arts, and Physical Education.
Walton's reputation for excellence through achievement was publicized nationwide in the January 18, 1999 issue of U.S. News and World Report. Walton was one of six featured schools identified from among 96 "Outstanding American High Schools."
In 2011, Newsweek's list ranked Walton 67th in the nation. Walton is also the top ranked school in Georgia.
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