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5020 North 47th Street
Tampa, FL 33610

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June 17, 2014
I have to say that Williams is an excellent school because discipline is applied in the right moment. Thank you Mr. Jacobs

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2014
Well I know that teachers want to stop summer reding lost but I HATE that I have to get a summer packet. :(:(:(:(:(

- submitted by a community member
August 27, 2013
I'm currently a 7th grader enrolled in Williams, (I was a 6th grader last year.) and I firmly believe this is a excellent school. I mean it's not every day you find a internationally recognized IB school! This is one of the best educations your child will get, but it can be a challenge. So if your child wants the best education they can get and they are ready for a challenge, by all means enroll!

- submitted by a community member
April 27, 2013
Our school is multicultural. We do learn only about things that go around in the community but the world around us! I like the teachers that put a spin on the way we learn to make it fun yet understandable. I think we can improved by getting involved with the community more.

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December 02, 2012
We are so pleased our daughter got into this school. We love it here. The IB curriculum is challenging and it keeps the students busy and focused on their education. Be prepared for large amounts of homework! We live in New Tampa and were worried that the distance to the school would out weigh the academic benefit. It does not, we have found the added effort, early mornings, and busy homework evenings are totally worth the excellent education our daughter is receiving at this school! It's a rich and diverse culture and she adores it!!

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2012
I am currently in 7th grade i love my new teachers although im not the best student i really do like it here the first time i came in 6th grade it was hard i will admit i disliked my math and science teachers but my other teachers were awesome i strongly recommened this school my science teacher this year is great he's always telling me to do my best he even gives extra credit that you can choose to do or not he just says its your option to do it he lets you bring things in late and he wont mind, my other teachers are good too but my science teacher is the best iv had at the school.

- submitted by a community member
July 14, 2011
My daughter attended Williams for 6th through 8th grade. The curriculum was advanced but they offered extra assistance to students after school if needed. The teachers were fair and I believe they really want the students to succeed. This school is very diverse and rich in culture. I truly recommend Williams as a well-rounded, professional, academia focused middle school. This is exactly the type of school I wanted for my daughter.

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2011
I LOVE Williams IB. I am going into 7th graade and my 6th grade year was my best year in education. The amount of work is large but that gets kids minds away from bullying and getting in trouble. This school is ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!!! Most teachers are nice. The math and science is where kids trouble the most here so make sure they understand what they are learning. The teachers here strive to get you one-on-one and to help you. The students here can get a little rowdy but most make good friends. Your child will get the best education they could ever get in the United States her at Williams. It is an excellent school.

- submitted by a community member
March 05, 2011
This school is really great! I am currently in 6th grade and have been an a grade student for the past 6 years if u include this year. The studies aren't too hard for me but for some other students they are. this school offers many courses that you can take online to be in an advanced class. DO NOT LISTEN TO ANY OTHER REVIEWS ABOUT HOW THIS SCHOOL MIGHT BE BAD AND ALL THAT! Those are just students who get F's and hate smart people.

- submitted by a community member
January 06, 2011
Most of the teachers here are very professional, honest, caring people who are passionate about teaching. My son has gone there for 3 years and is moving on to HS next year. I am so glad we chose Williams for him. He was able to take 3 HS courses in 8th grade as well. My son would say they are a little strict but I like that type of environment for my child. It helps them stay focused on learning and cuts down on the behavioral problems and bullying. I am confident that Williams has prepared him for what ever HS he chooses. Also the school is very diverse and rich in cultures. It was a wonderful experience and I would recommend Williams IB to anyone with a bright child looking for a structured environment to help their child soar to success!

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2010
My daughter just graduated from 8th grade and is going to Hills High IB program. She received one of the best educations available in our county - including private. The teachers and curriculum are awesome. She learned and had fun. it was a great experience for her and our family.

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2010
The school is better than other schools, but might not be worth the transportation hassle if your neighborhood school is above average. I think the work, especially in 7th/8th grade can be more challenging since the work is the same as in other schools. The teachers are ok at best. I've had 3 children in this school, and all have gone on to the IBHS program. This school does prepare them for the IBHS programs, but many have to take remedial classes or reviews in the summer to get them caught up. Of all the 8th grade teachers, there is only three that we can say are truly top of their game when it comes to teaching. They are the science, inquiry skills and history (he no longer works there, but in the hs program) teachers. The rest seem to think that either teaching isn't important or would rather do projects/babysit.

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2010
I was a 6th grade student i think the school is good but, i think they challenge us too much. They'll go through a lesson for 1 or 2 days then move on. The kids are kind of bad, But some of the teachers don't worry but others will try alot to help you. about our grades or if we need help. Most of the teachers i had were good, but if you did one bad thing they will be very mean to us for the rest of the year. Its an I.B. school but they dont let you express yourself like thry say they do. You will have a good time, but i think its to chanllanging for the kids who need extra help. The really good teachers werer Mr.Ramsy, Mr. & Mrs.Terhorst, Ms.himerdinger. && Also i dont think the spanish classes teach you mmuch spanish more of everything eles

- submitted by a community member
April 25, 2010
I am a 6th grade student at Williams and so far, I am loving everything. The teachers teach in a way that we learn while having fun, they teach us disipline, the orchestra is really fun and is very sucsessful and the principal is always involved with everything. Williams is a great school also because it is IB and a Magnet.

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no rating January 28, 2010
I love the school. I attended it for my 6th and part of my 7th grade years. I moved and I'm now in my first year at an IB high school. I loved the teachers and I miss everyone:(

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December 19, 2009
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no rating September 16, 2009
Very organized and disciplined. Teachers are great

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April 20, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating April 12, 2009
I reallly think this is a fabulous school, because the teachers train you for high school, and makes sure youre well trained for any thing in life. Currently i'm in 7th grade, and its the end of the year. I think most successful students come from this school , not because there smart or anything,but because their willing to try their best and not give up, and i know this by experience with other friends.

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December 05, 2008
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no rating November 24, 2008
This school is great i went here 4 my 6th grade year but sadly had to leave. For all parents this is a great school with an excellent education. Miss evryone J*Rut

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September 08, 2008
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- submitted by a student
August 30, 2008
The teachers are very good and offer the students the opportunity to learn directly with the teacher and also to form their own opinions and expand on their own potential while also giving them a challenging program to deal with while also adressing the needs of every student. They also offer programs which allow them to expand through extracurriculars becoming the best Model United Nations program in the area and some of the best music programs in the state. However the administration is weak and does ignore the student position and seems to treat them as pawns in a search for their own promotion or image. The teachers are quick to defend the students though and carry their opinion across.

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August 26, 2008
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July 22, 2008
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July 03, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2008
It is a very great school. The teachers challenge you in everything. The teachers give individual attention to every student. If you truly care about your children and you want whats best for them you should send them to williams. It is a very good school. They challenge and offer as many courses as a private school does.

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June 19, 2008
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May 28, 2008
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May 13, 2008
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February 25, 2008
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December 26, 2007
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- submitted by a student
November 21, 2007
I'm a current student at Williams and it is fantastic! The way the teachers teach helps us realize how it will be in the real world. They challedge us acedemically and in every other way. I highly suggest sending your student to Williams if you want them to become responsible, well rounded adults in the future.

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October 31, 2007
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October 24, 2007
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October 15, 2007
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October 15, 2007
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- submitted by a student
no rating October 11, 2007
It is a great scholl, nevertheless, it could have been greater if the communication level between the teachers and the parents would have been easier.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2007
My child went to Williams and I heard so much about how good a school it was. He is now having to take courses over again that he took at Williams and passed. Half the kids don't even seem to understand their assignments. I would think twice about sending my kids to this school now that I know so much more.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2007
The learning experiences my child had at Williams was helpful in making him more responsible for his assignments.He especially begin to realize the importance of personal responsibilities with school work as well as behavior. Teachers were ready to work with us to help with any problems that arose and kept us informed. There are many programs for students to get involved with in extracurricular areas. I find the curriculum to be well-rounded for the students. I am very pleased that he attends Williams.

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June 29, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2007
Want your child to grow up to a corporate desk jockey? Send him or her to Williams. Of the three main teachers my child has, one is terrible, one is worse, and the other is inconsistent at best. My child is in the gifted class, which is a good thing because I understand outside the gifted the school is worse. Detail and homework oriented are the most important things at young. Instilling a love of learning is not even in the gameplan. We are very disappointed with Williams but continue to go because the IBHS is supposed to be so good. Sending your child to this school is akin to going to corporate tolerance seminars 180 days/year.

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April 27, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2007
I love williams! It is an awesome school!They have great feild trips and they have like 10 feild trips! The teachers are great and the atmosphere is very nice. It is the best! Go Cougars!

- submitted by a student
November 04, 2006
Williams was a great school, the field trips all throughout the year were awesome, but that might be about it. Many teachers aren't quite up to snuff, though the others are wonderful. The campus is very well kept, and there is always beautiful art work by students that kept with the international theme. The students can wait on the patio after lunch, which is a great time to hang out and relax between classes. Parents have plenty of opportunities to participate in the school activities, and the programs offered are wonderful. Williams is great and is living up to it's IB standards.

- submitted by a former student
October 24, 2006
A horrible school with litle student opinion.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2006
William is a great school! My daughter went there for 6th grade and 1/2 of 7th grade. We moved to another town but I wish I could take Williams with us. Teachers really teach with their hearts and kids are allowed to express their ideas without recriminations. From the Principal to the Janitors everyone gives their best for students safety and learning. I recommend Williams to all students and to all parents whose their kids success in life is a priority. My oldest daughter also went to Williams(BT Washington at that time) and graduated in high school (6.96 GPA). Today she is in 3rd year in college in NY and doing wonderful. I am sure that her success has a lot to do with Williams way of teaching and caring for their students. If more schools were like Williams, we would have less problems with our teens. Many thanks to everyone at Williams!

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March 04, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
December 01, 2005
Aa great and wonderfull school. Very challenging..I givr it a 'a +++++++' teachers are great and the enviroment for the students is remakrkable. The kids really learn. The only problem is the commute (its a magnet school) and the school buses...The magnet school bus program is good.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2005
The school overall is great. The kids leave with quite an increased knowledge. The teachers are wonderful but the principal is of very little help if you have a problem. However, the Assistant Principal's are terrific and caring about the students.

- submitted by a parent
December 23, 2004
I am currently a student at Williams Middle Magnet and I love it! Students are constantly being challenged by their teachers in the academic world in creative ways. One of my favorite school projects was building my own animal cell in science. We also have our own 'Model United Nations' that allows students to discuss current global issues in a debate form. I would recomed this school to any middle school-age student looking for a great way to be challenged.

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December 12, 2004
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Williams Middle Magnet School
5020 North 47th Street, Tampa, FL  33610
(813) 744-8600
Last modified Williams Middle Magnet School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Williams Middle Magnet School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 56 reviews. Top