Walden III is a part of the Racine Unified School District (RUSD). Walden Middle and High Schools share the same building, located near downtown Racine. Walden has a population of approximately 550 students in grades 6-12.
Named after Henry David Thoreau's classic, "Walden," the school encourages its students to hear the beat of a different drummer. The student body is expected to be a part of the decisions that affect them at school. They demonstrate high levels of responsibility, self-direction, initiative and cooperation. Each student is expected to contribute toward making Walden III a more friendly, positive learning environment. The Walden III campus is open, meaning there is freedom for students to move about the school.