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Albert C Williams Elementary School

Public | 3-5 | 326 students

 

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Posted January 8, 2014

My son is in his second year at AC Williams Elementary School and I am very impressed with the campus. I am not only impressed by the aesthetic qualities of the facilities and the latest in instructional technology, but I am impressed with the heart of the teachers and staff. They have a heart for the students and will go above and beyond their duties to help students with academic or personal issues. The school is academically focused and even received the "Met Standard" recognition by the Texas Education Association this past school year. I am very proud that my child is a Commerce Tiger and would not consider sending him to any other school district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2014

A.C. Williams provides a great transition for students leaving the elementary years and preparing for middle school. Dedicated educators find a way for all children to be successful. The facility is state of the art, and provides a beautiful setting for learning to take place.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 6, 2014

A.C. Williams Elementary is a fantastic school. Both of my children have gone through this campus and have received a fabulous education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2005

Great teachers and staff! Very focused on challenging students to improve their learning skills. Teachers are quick to communicate with parents to keep them abreast of any needs or concerns regarding the child. Great educational field trips (museums, historic landmarks, etc.) I was always greeted with a smile by their very helpful staff. The school is very involved in getting families involved with their children regarding education and even family health. We have been exceptionally pleased with A.C. Williams in its entirety. Their focus is definately their students and their success in life!
—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.

About these ratings

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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

115 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

117 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

108 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

107 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

106 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

111 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

110 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

112 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students87%
Female93%
Male81%
Black or African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students77%
Female75%
Male79%
Black or African American52%
Asian100%
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education83%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students78%
Female78%
Male78%
Black or African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students76%
Female76%
Male76%
Black or African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students84%
Female88%
Male80%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students86%
Female93%
Male81%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education71%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students85%
Female89%
Male80%
Black or African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education83%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students80%
Female80%
Male81%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education100%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
41%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
46%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
69%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students78%
Female75%
Male80%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracial71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education60%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students60%
Female57%
Male63%
Black or African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracial43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education40%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students57%
Female61%
Male53%
Black or African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)21%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted54%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students57%
Female63%
Male53%
Black or African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)32%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students54%
Female64%
Male44%
Black or African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)26%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted50%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students63%
Female67%
Male60%
Black or African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students72%
Female78%
Male67%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students70%
Female70%
Male70%
Black or African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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 49% 29%
Hispanic 23% 52%
Black 20% 13%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 14%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • DEANNA HAYS
Fax number
  • (903) 886-6228

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3315 Washington Street
Commerce, TX 75428
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Phone: (903) 886-3758

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