About Roy Lee Walker Elementary
Welcome to Roy Lee Walker Elementary School
Established in 2000, Walker Elementary is an Exemplary campus with a strong connection with our neighborhood community. Teachers, parents and students work collaboratively, enabling students to reach their highest learning potential. The administration and staff at Walker encourage parent involvement and support to help carry on the culture of high expectations and student success.
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Our focus is to foster a culture that encourages everyone involved: students, teachers, parents, staff, and community members. The faculty and staff at Walker are committed to promoting the learning and achievement of ALL students.
Mission of Walker Elementary
Walker Elementary’s mission is to empower every individual to achieve academic excellence, honor individuality, and promote personal responsibility and citizenship through a positive environment that builds meaningful, collaborative relationships, provides engaging, forward-looking learning opportunities, and embraces uniqueness and diversity.
Recent Campus Awards/Honors
- 2006-2011 TEA Exemplary Campus
- 2011-2015 USDA Healthier US School Bronze Level
- 2012-2015 Healthy Zone School
- Named as a D-Magazine Best Public School in Dallas
- US Department of Education – Blue Ribbon School
- 2009, 2011 NCEA Higher Performing School
- 2010 Texas Business & Education Coalition Honor Roll
Walker Elementary is a unique environment for students and staff to learn and work together! As the first sustainable design school in the state of Texas, we are proud to have been honored by the American Institute of Architects on their Earth Day Top 10 List for Environmentally Responsible Design Projects in the nation! We are creating environmental awareness among our young “Walker Stars” as well as excitement about learning.
What is sustainable design?
Sustainable design has been defined as “environmentally sensitive architecture and engineering which incorporate the ability to meet today’s needs without compromising the resources available to future generations.” Teaching tools were incorporated throughout the building as part of its design.
What are the features of sustainable design?
Day lighting is the school’s key ingredient. Vertical monitors in each room to “scoop” the natural sunlight to provide natural daylight throughout the building. Light and motion detectors monitor energy usage.
Six cisterns surrounding the school provide storage for up to 68,000 gallons of collected rainwater. The school is designed to collect all rainwater that hits the roof. This rainwater is used to irrigate the landscaping and drastically reduces monthly water bills.
A windmill harnesses the natural and cost-free energy of the wind to circulate the harvested rainwater.
A series of solar panels supplies the majority of the school’s hot water needs.
Additional sustainable features include two sundials, a water habitat, natural landscaping, student garden areas, sustainable building materials, and newly designed indoor air quality technology.
The innovative design of the classroom wings provides easy access to wide hallway corridors where the computers are located. You will see students utilizing the hallway space as an extension of the classroom as they work in cooperative learning groups, investigate and research using the Internet, read, or work on a project! We believe that interactive, relevant learning is one key to student success.