The Walton and Verona Graded Schools enjoy a rich history dating back to 1880. At that time there were two school districts, one in Verona and one in Walton. The two districts consolidated into one school district in 1935. A grade school maintained in Verona and a High School in Walton became known as the Walton-Verona Independent Schools.
The present elementary was constructed in 1971 and has several additions in the 1990s and in the 2000s to accommodate growth. Walton-Verona Middle School was constructed in 1954 as a high school with additions in 1962, 1973, 1989 and 1993. A new High School wing was constructed in 2007. The Pathways for Academic Connections & Career Enrichment (PACCE) resides in the former Preschool Building. The Preschool is now located at Walton-Verona Elementary School. The Walton-Verona Athletic Complex is located in Verona.
The communities of Walton and Verona are proud of their independent schools. Walton-Verona Schools have always maintained high academic standards and have produced well-rounded, productive citizens. Land has been purchased by the Walton-Verona Board of Education in Verona for future use. Currently, we are wrestling with rapid student growth (current enrollment approximately 1500 students) Adding additional classroom/educational space is a priority.
District Mission Statement
The mission of the Walton-Verona Independent School District is to develop motivated, dedicated, decisive individuals who possess the skills and attitude necessary for productivity and social interaction and realize the need for continued learning by providing a dedicated staff, an appropriate curriculum, and the necessary facilities through an independent school system in partnership with the home and community.
A Tradition of Excellence: Student achievement generated through academics, extra-curricular, & community involvement.
The Walton-Verona School District believes:
· The education process must be a shared responsibility of home and school
· Learning is a lifelong process
· Everyone is entitled to an education
· The school and community are partners
· Students are individuals
· Motivation is essential to learning
· Education contributes to the development of responsible and productive citizens
· Education must be responsive to change
In the Walton-Verona Independent School District, the students will:
· Possess the skills and attitudes necessary for productivity
· Recognize the need for continued learning
· Be motivated to do their best
· Understand their roles as contributing members in a democratic society
· Develop skills for social interaction while retaining their own individuality
· Develop decision-making skills
Upon written request to the building principal, parents will be provided information regarding the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teacher(s).