Williams Field was a great time while I was there. It was easy to skip class, sneak into the gym and screw around, go to Circle K and make it back without anyone noticing or asking when they did notice. Football is the center of all life at Williams Field, EVERYTHING is football. As fun as that is, it became too easy to get behind on grades. I had all D's and C's in honors classes and no one ever talked to me or anything about getting grades up, (not even my teachers). The news program there (EBN) is TERRIBLE, you are forced to watch garbage some football coach creates. The entire time I was there I never once had to go near the library, I never saw the head principal (EVER), the only cool person there is John Dolan, and that's because he sounds like hermit the frog, he's pretty cool. Listen, Williams Field is one hell of a hyped place, but PLEASE base your decision off of more than just that. You'll regret it if you don't.
The football program fuels the entire school, with administrative preference given to football above all other sports and programs. The choral program is improving. The AP program flourishes. The unfortunate, but pervasive top down intimidation from superintendent to administration and staff prevails at this school, and colors every interaction between support staff and students and their parents. The administrative philosophy seems to be suspicious of parental involvement in the teen's education. The support staff philosophy seems to be less about supporting the educational success of the student and more about making the students shoulder the consequences of over-burdened, harried, underpaid support staff by making time with the guidance counselor scarce and discouraging if not denying schedule changes. The educators are caring and professional. The food is low quality with portions befitting an elementary aged student. The educators are caring and professional, in spite of the low pay and intimidation tactics from district and school administration.
The school is strict on homework. If you miss homework assignments you will be assigned detention. It is in one of Arizona top rated School District Namely Higley School District. The teachers are caring and very good to excellent. I would have to say the class room sizes are medium to large and some of the teachers are loaded pretty heavy with class sizes above 25 to 30 kids. Extra carriculum activities are excellent and second to none. We are Impressed with Williams Field. We came from Mc Clintock High School a 9 out of 10 school and we are at Williams Field a 9 out of 10 School.
Being a freshman can be scary, esecially with as many schools feeding in, but with the school's Link Crew program, a group of Juniors and Seniors who help Freshman adjust to high school life, i have felt especially welcomed and have made lots of upperclassmen friends. Everyone is generally nice and the techars work hard to make sure you do your best, i am in an Honos English class and i LOVE IT! they really push you to do your best. I am so proud to be a BlackHawk!!!!! WFHS DOMINATE!!! (:
Well this was my first year at WFHS. I am transfer from a different state. In would have stayed at my school. this school is alright. But there Special Education Department sucks big time!! They don't keep in contact with you at all. If you have a student who has a IEP didnt send them here. Its all screwed up. I got the worst grade that i have every had in all my years of being iin school. Also, if you are a student have your parents call the school if you ever want someting done. Such as switching your schulde or change a teacher. the school does not listen to you at all. i got stuff stolen a lot and that has never had happen to me before i went here. But the sports are great here. The teachers are nice.
This school is fantastic! We made the right choice for my son getting out of Gilbert. I wanted him to enjoy his high school years & he has blossomed. They have great Honors & AP courses, great counselors, great coaches, & great teachers. Plus, winning sports programs that everyone can get behind! I love this high school, it has been a real blessing to this parent!
Williams Field High School is highly overrated. I have observed many teachers work very hard to provide quality education to students everyday yet their efforts go unappreciated. This school has had a high turnover rate among its administration, including three principals in the last calendar year. One principal, and I wont name his/her name used bullying and intimidation as a management style. To say the least, those who obeyed worked in fear everyday and those who refused to be abused are no longer at WFHS. Any school/district that lacks consistent leadership is a huge red flag. When students and teachers observe this it leads us all the ask the question, "Who is in charge here?"
I went to Williams Field my freshman year, and LOVED it. The teachers were awesome! And everyone was super easy to get along with! I got moved to Higley this year, and its horrible. Very unorganized! And the teachers are all super clueless. WFHS all the way!