When we bought are home, the biggest selling point was that the school was just a few doors away. It started out as a wonderful school . I spend every free moment I had there volunteering, it really felt like a family. When the principal Mrs Goode left, she took that sense of family with her. The current principal and teachers do not care about the students. You can always tell when teachers love their job, or are there for a paycheck. The curriculum is sub par. Many of my complaints have gone unresolved. There have been 3 instances of adults being physical with my children. I am told it will be investigated, but still no resolve. I am in the process of getting the school board to investigate this school. If you have the chance to go to any other school, please do. You will not be happy here!
Pre k team is great, no problem there. My son was being bullied by a classmate and the teacher always looked the other way. We were borrowing a friend's address so they could go to that school. Back in November my son had a major surgery and the principal found out about the address so the sorry excuse of a man kicked my other two kids off the school saying they needed to leave by Friday February 14 2014 and this was on a February 11 2014. The school is getting worse since that new principal took over. All he does is stare at women's behinds. It used to be a great school. The principal is not a good leader, so the school is not good at all.
Pre k team is great, no problem there. My son was being bullied by a classmate and the teacher always looked the other way. We were borrowing a friend's address so they could go to that school. Back in November my son had a major surgery and the principal found out about the address so the sorry excuse of a man kicked my other two kids off the school saying they needed to leave by Friday February 14 2014 and this was on a Tuesday. The school is getting worse since that new principal took over. All he does is stare at women's behinds. It used to be a great school.
I have two kids at this school. First off my son needs more attention and one on one than others. Last year he received that but this year none at all. When I first moved here I wanted him in special classes but the school didn't feel it was necessary. I thought that was a bit strange. My 3rd grader is in danger of failing. She's never had trouble with school until now. What really bothers me is the lack of compassion from the teachers. It seems to me they have a I don't care attitude. Communication is awful. You wire notes on their PDS and get no response. I wouldn't recommend this school at all. All I get from it is a bunch of adults who rather be somewhere else. There's only a handful of teachers that really cares. In the process of relocating my kids.
I have 3 kids in this school.. I have to say Pre-k is excellent with helping and getting involed. but if something happens on the playground (like fell and hit is head) you would find out intil after school. I also have a child in 2nd grade. she has the best teacher all around, sweet kind caring, and helpful. works with your child. but then it comes to my older child she is in 4th grade, I Have nothing but negitive comments. I have addressed all my problems (what happens, NOTHING) If a child needs help, and you see them struggle HELP THEM! dont put them on the back burner. Dont yell at the child! Dont punish a child. and DONT bully the child, because your the teacher!
My son has there on prek 4 the teachers there are a terrible teacher they do not care about the kids safety my son was pushed from the top of the slide from another kid when I pick up my child they told me how they saw this kid did it with all the intention later I don't know the reason they tried to hide whole situation saying that they did not saw anything in front of the principal . I can not believe it what I was hearing they were lying in front of my face changing everything they had told me .I submit a letter to the superintendent about that situation but all them cover each other the teachers and principal .I move my son to a private school thanks god now he is learning a lot .. if you have a situation please report to the superintendent people like that do not need to be around kids I still have to deal with my son pain in his back .
We have had nothing but issues with my son's teacher and the administrative staff is more interested in protecting the teacher than the child she is bullying. He has been left for very extended amounts of time in a room unsupervised and they seem to find the outcome of his mischeif during this time disturbing and not the fact that a 7 year old has been left alone in a room full of desks with a tool to remove all of the screws and for a period of time long enough for him to decide to do so. The situation there is so grave he has regressed about 2 to 3 years in many development areas and is afraid to be left in a room alone at home. He won't even shut the door when he goes to the bathroom or showers anymore, and if I shut it he will scream out of fear.
As a product of Williams Elementary myself and the sister and aunt of students who went there, I find Williams to be an enriching school that provides good classroom instruction and teachers who care.
School has problems with communicating with parents. Notices for school events are often sent the night of the event.
Williams is not the worst school by far but it definitely has room for improvement. I am, however, a little dissappointed in the minimum amount of activities/programs offered to the children to partake in. Fundraisers are sometimes last minute so parents aren't given enough time to actively participate. Wish there was a little more organization and parent participation throughout the classrooms but it won't improve overnight. My child seems to be learning so that is the most important thing!!
This is the worst school ever. The teachers do not care. The principal show no interest in the childrens well-fare. children are intergated with out the parents. i have never seeen so much racialism going on in one school. I do not recommend that school at all.
Is this People has kids ? or did they when on teaching for money? give me a break. my son does not have a problem, Quick judge those kids. i wonder if i m only one out there that is done this school.
Communication is slow, often notices for events are sent out 2 days before an event, sometimes the day before.
Williams could be a top notch school, unfortunately the combination of administrative turnover, differing focus areas, teacher stress and burnout, hidden agendas, lack of the depth of quality realtionships in parent/teacher, teacher/teacher, administration/teacher, and confusion of across the board district policies negatively impacts a school that could be fantastic. Thank goodness There are some very special staff, community, and parents that keep Williams going in a positive direction. I struggle with a 3 star because of the ongoing problems, so have to give it a 2 star rating.
currently I have three kids in willaims ele, they started last year and it was a difficult year. my two youngest are having to repeat there grades, I have mixed feelings about this but I do believe that when I tried to speak with the teachers they were quick to judge and say they may have other type of problmes that rquire drugs. I am currtenly looking and reserching a new school I feel as if my childern and I are not really welcomed at this school. I would deffinltly do your research before you settle on willams ele, I am not tring to be disrespectful there may be some real great teachers and staff, however the unwelcoming feeling is overwhelming.
I've had a child enrolled in this school every year from the time it opened in 1993. The third is currently attending, but am looking for other schools to transfer to at the year's end. When this school first opened, it was great and I would have given it five stars. The quality of education and administration has come down each and every year since. There are a few really good teachers scattered among the various grades, but overall the quality of the schools curriculum, and opportunities are lacking, as is the parental involvement. It has the feel of a big daycare, I'm sorry to admit. I was struggling as to give this 2 or 3 stars, but opted for 3 out of respect. Nothing really bad about the school, but nothing great either.
I feel that the school falls below average. The teachers have a dont care attitude. My child has questions on assignments and they don't take the time to truley make sure every child in the class room understands the assignments or curriculum. The children there are out of control and the principal is not involved. Infact we are moving to another area in the town so she can have a better education. I do not recommend this school to anyone, that cares about the education for their children. The afterschool day care at the school is wonderful.
I wish more people would write a review on this school. My son has been in this school a short time. I think the teachers want to help him, but other times I think they want to get rid of him. The teachers here are not so patient with kids with learning difficulties. It take too long to get assess to find out what some of the issues maybe. I feel that if your child has the potential and do not fit in the mode of the model of a normal child according to the school then you will have issues. There's positive things available for the kids at this school if you have all the time in the world to keep up with every little thing that goes on and remember it all.
I have had 3 kids go to school here. IF you have 'normal' kids then this school is great. If you happen to have a special needs child then don't go here! My honors kids have learned alot here. The extra curricular activities are good. They have great PE, Art, Music, Strings and Band teachers! Overall the teachers seem to truely care about your child. It's the administrators that might not be as caring as they should be. Hope this helps!
My first hand experience at Willams was a great one then a few terrible things changed. We went Title 1 and a new Addministration. Since then all we get is problems with the teachers and terrible students and most of all an Administration that doesnt want to deal with either problems... They (admin.) seem to worried about what will happen if they acted on the behalf of the students that were really there to get an education not to see how much trouble they can cause before they have to go home and not get in to trouble for it.
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