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Williams High School

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Posted May 25, 2010

With small learning communities (small interdiscipinary teams) on campus and the unique role of the strategist (the special education teacher), our campus reaches the learning needs of all students on campus. Check out the most recent TAKS scores at the Texas Education Agency web site.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 28, 2010

Williams High School is an excellent school! My daughter has been exceptionally successful under the direction of many of the teachers. The weakest department in the school seems to be with the honors algebra classes. We took her out of the honors algebra 2 due to the lack of effective teaching. She has excelled in all other areas. The music programs in this school are outstanding. This school is known for their band program as they receive UIL rating of staight 1 year after year. The music program has even produced seveal all state members both in band and orchestra. I am sad due to the fact that my son will only attend this high school one year before have to attend the new high school due to attendance zones being changed. This is a wonderful school overall!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2008

Williams is jsut like any other high school in the nation. Like all, we do have tensions between students, but we also have extremely intelligent, dedicated, and gifted students. The teachers here are very nice and always seem to be eager to help. The one thing that I would like to see changed is the disciplinary procedures in order to stop fights. Also, it wouldn't hurt if the cockroach problem was fixed, but then again, all areas have some type of bug issues
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 5, 2007

Teachers at Williams are awesome! They are firm, but fair and I'm confident they are committed to providing the best education possible to all the students. Thank you Williams!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2007

I am currently a student here at Williams (seriously). I must say, that if you are contemplating transferring your child to another, don't. Williams, though it can be a little rough, is a very diverse environment. The large saturation of various races is a wonderful environment for a teenager to learn to function in. The teachers can be strict, but what high school doesn't have those types of teachers? (I also think it's a sort of conditioning that they've learn from working at the school for so long...) We have numerous sports programs that are doing well (though some aren't in season right now) and the music programs are fantastic. Our band recently got straight 1 ratings at UIL Marching Competition and we found out that we have the top string bass player in Region 25! Williams is actually a wonderful school, so please, allow your child to attend.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 28, 2007

This is my son's second year at Williams. I think the majority of the teachers are sincerely interested in teaching the students. There are always a few that really don't care. I've encountered both types but I must say each time I've e-mailed teachers they have responded. Most respond the same day and I've e-mailed quite a few. There are a few clubs available to the kids but they could use many more. The parental involvement is also lacking. Fighting is a problem there as well. However in general I am pleased with my son's progress there and he did pass the TAKS without any problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

I have found a mixture of caring teachers and completely apathetic ones. It is virtually impossible to stay on top of things if your child is having any problems at allacademically or otherwise because the right hand is clueless about what the left hand is doing. The principal is trying and does care but progress is difficult with the lack of support from staff and PISD administration. We also removed our son but our daughter remains and is doing pretty well despite the daily distractions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2005

Good school and teachers but has problems with daily fights between students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 9, 2003

I have one child at this school and one who attended the previous two years. We found the teachers to be very caring and helpful - going out of their way to see that our children were sucessful. This school does have a reputation as being 'rough' - I suspect this is primarily because the number of minority students compared to others in the area, however, we are not a minority and had absolutely no problems here or issues with the safety of our kids, nor do I know anyone else that has. We love the area we live in and feel the schools here are great!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

977 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

969 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
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 91% in 2011.

951 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

942 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

932 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

938 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
Black or African American90%
Asian94%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education54%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students86%
Female86%
Male85%
Black or African American73%
Asian95%
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education33%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
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 Students91%
Female95%
Male86%
Black or African American88%
Asian96%
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education38%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students82%
Female84%
Male81%
Black or African American72%
Asian93%
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education16%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)41%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students83%
Female83%
Male83%
Black or African American76%
Asian94%
Hispanic70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education23%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%

Social Studies

All Students93%
Female94%
Male91%
Black or African American90%
Asian99%
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education51%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
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

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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
79%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

507 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

454 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

515 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
74%
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

546 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
59%
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

508 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

507 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

483 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
98%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

514 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

496 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
n/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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students74%
Female75%
Male74%
Black or African American66%
Asian83%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education56%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male99%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged99%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students90%
Female88%
Male92%
Black or African American84%
Asian98%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education77%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students88%
Female89%
Male87%
Black or African American87%
Asian98%
Hispanic78%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students79%
Female84%
Male73%
Black or African American62%
Asian96%
Hispanic68%
Multiracial89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education23%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)15%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students63%
Female68%
Male58%
Black or African American49%
Asian96%
Hispanic40%
Multiracial78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education7%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted56%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students82%
Female83%
Male82%
Black or African American81%
Asian97%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education40%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)31%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students61%
Female59%
Male62%
Black or African American54%
Asian87%
Hispanic40%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education3%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)4%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Black or African American93%
Asian99%
Hispanic89%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education84%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students83%
Female84%
Male83%
Black or African American69%
Asian99%
Hispanic76%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education40%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students80%
Female78%
Male82%
Black or African American67%
Asian93%
Hispanic68%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education37%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)39%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted76%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 34% 31%
Hispanic 32% 50%
Asian 17% 3%
Black 13% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms Lynn Ojeda
Fax number
  • (469) 752-8301

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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1717 17th St
Plano, TX 75074
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Phone: (469) 752-8300

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