The History of Walton Elementary
William Howard Walton (1897-1958)
A native to Hinds County, William Howard Walton earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Jackson State College (currently Jackson State University) in 1927 and a second Bachelor of Arts from Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee. His academic career includes teaching music and social studies for approximately four years at a high school located in Dyersburg, TN. From there, he returned to The Magnolia State to serve as principal of a rural elementary school in Silver Creek, Mississippi. He was also, at some point during his stay in the area, sought to instruct scholars ranging from 5th-8th grade. Afterwards, he came to the Jackson Public Schools District, where he was a social studies instructor at Jim Hill School (currently Jim Hill High School), which was then situated at 1060 Lynch Street. Sadly, William Walton passed away in 1958.