I have heard bad things about Williams Middle School, but I thought people were exaggerating. Then my son started this year, and so far, it is nothing but one problem after another. The teacher doesn't care about the students; all she cares about is how strict and tough she is. She thinks the tougher she is the better she is. She knows nothing about how to make the kids like learning. My son hates going to school because of her. The counselors are completely useless and the principal thinks she owns the school and doesn't care an ounce about the students. They forgot in this school that the school system is for the benefit of the students not for them to get paid and that's it.
I LOVE THIS SCHOOL IS SO GREAT !!! I LOVE THE TEACHERS AND THE PROGRAM AVID :D TOTALLY AWESOME !!!
I absolutely LOATHE dealing with this school and will be removing my child next year. They NEVER contact you back. They like to tell parents "be involved with your kids education" and yet, you can email and call the teachers over and over and over again and MAYBE if you're lucky they'll contact you back. By then, your child is so far behind it was pointless for them to have contacted you. They treat the PARENTS as if THEY'RE the children. They undermine the parents. They talk down to the parents as if the parents are not educated. They have a lackadaisical attitude about getting the children the BEST education. Instead, they cite "the budget stops us from doing our best" I dont want to hear about the budget. It's a bs excuse and I'm tired of it. The principal is rude and contrite. She hasn't a care in the world about getting your child to excel and exceed standards. She seems as if she hates everyone and everything at that school. When I asked for help, she did the minimum to get my child help in excelling. She didn't get 2 craps about my child and often rolled her eyes in our meeting. The vice principal is rude, sarcastic and thinks HE is the boss of the parent. No bud, you're not
I am in eight grade and I love it. I have been going here for three years and the spirit is just crazy. We have the best spirt days. I highly recommend his school because of the great teachers and environment. I am not lying and I am in the GATE program.
i think this school is great - sure there fights and bully's , but every school has that... I've been going here for 3 years - i'm in my 8th grade year- and so far, i like it. classes, the lunch room, and the outside are usually pretty clean.the teachers are nice, well most of them :) . and i also have many friends here. the kids are either going to Kimball ( a new high school), Tracy high (one of the older ones), or west. all of these school are great and I'm going to Kimball! but i hope everyone stays close and will finish school.
Williams Middle School is a good school considering the normal reviews about it, I was previously at a Private school & Transfered Just nicely, Easy to Make Friends, Great 7th Grade Teachers, Great GATE Program, but lacking Communication!!!
I attended this school last year. I had some good times and bad times. I think we all did. I love this school very much and miss it. This is a really good school for anybody.
This school is very excellent! It has a program that prepares the student to go to college called AVID.
My daughter seems happy at Williams but they seriously lack in communication skills. I have called the school for various info I needed about programs, school events, etc and they use either yes or no answers. They make me feel like I am a bother they often say they will have someone call me back and nobody ever returns my calls. Very frustrating.
With Williams being such a large middle school, over 1200 students, I believe that we are doing a good job. We are always striving to improve, and hopefully with parent help and our hardwork, we will continue to do so.
there are some problems, mainly because the school needs more money but other than that its a great place to find great personalities and want-to-learn students.i think its a fun school because its just 6-8 graders so you can do your own thing without being to crowded or blocked off from any certain area like normal k-8 schools.and its conveniantly located near west high for older siblings and across the street is villalovoz, a k-5 school with daycare.ive made alot of friends since going there and ive learned new skills i didnt know i had.
School is okay. AVID program is okay. Some of the teachers that are main stream and in AVID really don't care if the kids learn. They seem to only care about getting a paycheck and should make a different career choice.. Some of the AVID teachers are awesome and love what they are doing and it shows. Overall, AVID is a great program to keep your kid out the mainstream and fine tune their education. You need to watch what teachers you get. Parents diffinetly need to be involved as they should anyway.
Good quality... students tend to make some of the classes chaotic. Most teachers are able to maintain control. Math curriculum looks good, but most of the students have math difficulties.
I think Williams is a good school for the Tracy area. The academic programs seem on par with other schools. I am somewhat disappointed in the lack of organized school sports programs. I also think that there is less parent involvement than I saw at our prior middle school in a different area.
I went to this school in 2003. The curriculum was OK for a public school, but some of the teachers seemed like they didn't really care if their students were learning.
It was a great and fun school to go to. At times some of the staff can be a little preoccupied to really get to know your problem. But other than that the teachers were fun all 3 years that I went there. There extra curricular activities were always availible and they were always trying to add new ones for us students. They also get the students really involved in there community.
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