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Williams Heights Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 433 students

 

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Posted August 31, 2013

William Heights Elementary is #1 ! Take it from a Mom(& a G'ma)with 3 children that have been there. From special learning to advanced learning, from medical issues to special moment memories, with staff encouragement of participation by parents of academic, athletic, educational trips, & extracurricular activities and such huge academic achievement... it is very aparant this entire staff truly works as a team, loves their job, and these children...and works with you - as a parent. William Heights entire staff deserves our thanks for their dedication and service to these children. It is so wonderful to see these children arriving and departing from school daily with a smile on their face- actually enjoying school - to know they are in a safe and comfortable and fun environment for learning means the world and actually makes the best learning environment for the kids to be able to focus. Its no wonder academic levels are not only met but are exceeded. Thanks again to all the staff for making a difference !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2012

I have a young one in fifth grade at Williams Heights and through out the years we have met outstanding teachers and students that we have come to know very well.This year the school has added a new club: Technology Club. Technology club is a great experience for kids to learn about the new technology in the world. This school is the best school in ware county. I'm surprised that they only have more than 400 students there! I think Williams Heights is the best place for 6-11 year olds.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2011

Both of my children have attended WH since Kindergarten. Their staff, especially "Dr. B", are wonderful!! They go above and beyond for every student. We are proud to be apart of the learning experience here. My children exceed the state test scores every year and I know that that is due in part to the diligence of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

I have two children at Williams Heights and our experience has been wonderful. We moved here from North Georgia and have found the quality of education to be far superior here at Williams Heights. My kids have never been happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2009

Williams Heights is an extraordinary school. It recently was awarded the prestigious Platinum School Award and was just named a 'No Excuses' school.' It has a diverse student body and excellent student achievment. The faculty and staff are professional and caring. This school offers many extra curricular activities that go beyond the regular classroom curriculum...a plus that many elementary schools do not offer. The gifted program is challenging and enriching. I wouldn't have my children at any other school, public or private. If you want a winning school with a consistent record of outstanding achievments, this is the school for your family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2007

Both of my children attend(ed) Williams Heights. The academics are great with strong teachers. Excellent extracurricular opportunities, including Academic Quiz Bowl, Georgia Quiz Bowl, Battle of the Books, Drama Club, Spanish Club, etc. There is a strong PTA organization, as well. Wonderful field trip opportunities - 4th grade trip to Atlanta, 5th grade field trip to Washington, DC. Additional enrichment activities and trips for gifted students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2007

Williams Height is an awesome school. With the exception of the coaching staff the staff is wonderful. Like I said the only problem I have is with the entire coaching staff. The rest of the staff are very helpful and Dr Brantley knows his students names! That says a lot for the him. The academic programs are great my child really enjoys his school! Parental involvement is encouraged at this school! I love that detail! You Go Williams Heights! Keep Up The Good Work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2007

My children have epecially loved attending Williams Heights Elementary. The teachers are great. The principal is wonderful. The Spanish classes and other extra activities have been terrific.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2007

Williams Heights has been a big disappointment for our children. While many of the teachers are good, many show favoritism that mars a child's educational experience. I would not recommend this school to anyone who wants the best all round program for their family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2004

Williams Heights is the best school in Georgia because of the excellent faculty, super principal, wonderful supportive families, and great kids. Williams Heights teachers care about their students and parents, and work hard to provide the very best for each child. All 3 of my children have loved Williams Heights, and the teachers there still check on them and care about them, although they are now in high school and college. The new principal, Lance Brantley, brought an enthusiasm and a passion for excellence that increased the quality of the educational experience at the school. My family is proud to call Williams Heights our home school.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 86% in 2010.

66 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

66 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

66 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2010.

61 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

62 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

61 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 88% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 90% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
83%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 51% 44%
Black 39% 37%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Hispanic 3% 12%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Lance Brantley
Fax number
  • (912) 287-2350

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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