Walnut Elementary Education Center
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Principal's Welcome

Principal's Message


Dear Parents,


The Discovery Math Science Magnet and the Renaissance Visual and Performing Arts Magnet offer you and your child a terrific opportunity to become involved in two exceptional educational programs on one school site at the Walnut Elementary Education Center. We invite you to apply to either or both schools of choice in the Turlock Unified School District.


The Dutcher Math Science Magnet was begun 15 years ago. Their esteemed program is well known for its success throughout Turlock. The school received the prestigious California Distinguished Schools Award in 2002 for their instructional excellence. The Math Science Magnet provides students with a highly developed, refined program that emphasizes the math and science curriculum through a balanced, integrated approach with specific elective opportunities.  

The Renaissance Visual and Performing Arts Magnet, currently in its third year of operation, also provides students with an enriched educational program using the visual and performing arts disciplines of drama/theatre, dance/movement, music, and the visual arts to enhance the curriculum through integrated subject matter and specifically focused elective classes.


Both magnet schools include the traditional curricular emphases on proficiency In Reading/Language Arts, Math and other areas.


Whatever your choice may be, your children will thrive in an enriched, fulfilling educational setting that will provide them with exceptional opportunities to learn and grow.


Mark R. Holmes, Principal