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Mary C Williams Elementary

Public | PK-5 | 438 students

 

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Posted April 24, 2013

This school never ceases to amaze me! The teachers & principal pick and chose which students to favor and they stick with them and shun the rest! This is a sad excuse for a school & the principal is SORRY! I went there for a luncheon with my child & locked my keys inside the vehicle while trying to get my toddler to put her shoes back on & nobody in the office offered any help. Not only that but the officer on duty was NO WHERE to be found from 12:15 when we arrived until 2:05! When he got there he informed me he could not help me. Thankfully the janitors were nice enough to offer help and they attempted to try to get in the vehicle but had no luck. So after waiting all that time with 3 kids, everything I owned locked inside the vehicle I asked for a phone book they told me they didn't even have one! Then another lady came up from another room and thankfully she had one stowed away I was able to call a taxi and pay 40.00 to have my doors unlocked. I watched the principal myself dodge me as my children & I waited in the lobby. She didn't want to offer help. Then a parent came up at the end offering help but it was too late. I could go on & on about this school! PATHETIC sums it up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2013

Well I don't know what this school was doing differently back in 2011 when the previous people rated it but unfortunately I must say this is the most horrible school I have ever dealt with! Classes are over populated, teachers do not pay attention to the kids and the kids do pretty much what they want then receive bad grades! There is a majority of kids here that bully and my child has fealt so bullied and out of place he doesn't even want to go & he comes home and cries about it! The teacher/parent communication is awful and there is no weekly curriculum like most schools have to inform you of what your child is doing or what things are due on what days! I have 3 kids and only 1 of them is a school ager. Since thankfully this is his 5th grade year and he will not have to attend anymore I have not pulled him out, but for my two youngest children, they will only go to this school over my dead body!!! Horrible! Horrible! Horrible!!! People, your childrens education is a very important part of their life and success, do not waste that on this school! Pull whatever strings you can to avoid this place! It does not even offer everything a school should!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2011

We are new to this school this year. It has been an awesome experience. The support for students that need extra support on either end of the spectrum is excellent. I am impressed with the staffs' commitment to the students. Our student has had an excellent, well rounded and challenging and expansive experience. I too volunteer and yes, more parents would also greatly enhance the students education. Please consider coming in, you will be richer for it..... =)


Posted April 16, 2011

I have to say the school is getting better. They finally have designated car drop off and pick up line, which is leaps and bounds better than the drop off in the same area as the buses. They have it manned in the morning and the afternoon byt teachers and the principal. The school is working it's way out of AYP and is making progress by leaps and bounds, even as a Title 1 school. I am a very active parent and see there is a lot of need for volunteers for the functions that are held for the children. Parent involvment is always needed!!! The teachers do a lot for the children. The community has even been involved this year and the school received help from Help on Wilmington and had a new track asphalted. This will make it easier for the children to run - instead of in a lot of sand.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2007

Very friendly teachers and staff. A lot of extracurricular activities. Nice drop off pick up area with teachers and/or the principals helping kids in/out of cars after 7:30 and after school until 3:00. While I have to admit there is a teacher that I have never (in the 5 years my daughters have attended the school) seen smile, you have to keep in mind that this is only ONE person. Overall the teachers are helpful, friendly and easy to communicate with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2006

This is our 2nd year at Mary C. Williams. It is getting so much better. I have been involved in the school by helping teachers out and volunteering my time. This is a great way to get to know the staff and teachers. I feel very welcome at this school and everyone is very friendly. I feel that if you want your child to succeed in school you have to be there and communicate with your teacher. Overall this school is AWESOME!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2005

This school lacks discipline over and students safety of children while on the school buses. I have had problems with bullying and physical violence against my children and when brought to the attention of the principal and vice-principal, get no results. other parents I have talked to feel the same way. There are far too many discipline problem children at this school who are not being handled correctly. i feel that most of the teachers are unfriendly and and far too mean with the children. I find this school filled with many unprofessional and teachers who really do not like their jobs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2004

Very Unsafe School, during 7:30-8:00 am there are no teachers looking out for students walking to class., and the vice principal goes inside the school at 7:50 and students are left with no supervision out front of the school. This school is too open to stangers at any time. Most important the principal is not very personal and does not communicate with parents well, especially if the child is having academic problems. Alot of the teachers have been heard talking about trouble kids and thier parents, especially with ADD kids, etc.... Out of all my years of school experience, this one is the worst. There are some good teachers, but most have no patience and always seem to be yelling at the students.It is very hard to get involved in most of the childs classrooms, they say they do, but my experience is that you only get in the classroom at parties,etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
45%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students40%
Female42%
Male37%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students45%
Limited English proficiency26%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students40%
Female42%
Male37%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students45%
Limited English proficiency21%
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students45%
Female44%
Male46%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students48%
Limited English proficiency8%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students34%
Female38%
Male32%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students39%
Limited English proficiency8%
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students42%
Female41%
Male42%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students43%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students25%
Female24%
Male25%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students27%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students40%
Female31%
Male50%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students41%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 38% 14%
White 38% 52%
Black 16% 26%
Two or more races 7% 4%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian 0% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 100%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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  • Ms Amy Conklin
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