Walker High School is a Welcoming School

All things at Walker High School related to diversity and creating a welcoming school environment for students, parents, community, and staff!

Building Representatives for Walker High School: Allie Taylor & Christine Rangeloff 

Each school building has a representative for the Puyallup School District Diversity Committee. These representatives are responsible for:

  • Advising students, parents, and staff that they are there to listen, help, and document incidents of harassment, intimidation, bullying, or discrimination. This information is forwarded to the building administrator, who then takes the appropriate response.
  • Participating in monthly meetings with the Office of Equity and Achievement.
  • Meeting weekly with their building administrators to share information.
  • Having access to information, resources, and materials that may assist their colleagues.  

About Walker High School

Located in the downtown area referred to as North Puyallup, Walker High School first began to address unique student needs through alternative education in 1975 in the gym of North Puyallup Elementary School. In 1986 a new facility was built on the same 3.8 acres of land. The open design of the small building reflects the familial atmosphere encountered at Walker by students and their families. While Walker has a different look as compared to the three comprehensive high schools in the Puyallup School District, it maintains and supports an equally high expectation for student learning and achievement.

Approximately 130 students in grades 9 through 12 attend Walker on a daily basis.  Students come to Walker for a variety of reasons including, but not limited to, the desire for a smaller more personalized educational environment, challenging life circumstances, credit deficiencies and/or referrals from the comprehensive secondary schools. Overall, the Walker student body is representative of the general population found at any of our other secondary schools in Puyallup. 

Successful WHS students make a commitment to take advantage of the unique opportunities that Walker has to offer.  Those that choose to graduate from Walker celebrate commencement at the Puyallup Fairgrounds in the same setting used for the comprehensive high schools, yet the atmosphere mirrors the intimacy and familial nature students have come to know at Walker. Walker is committed to creating a hopeful educational environment that inspires students to strive to reach their full potential in high school and beyond.