This is a dream school. T.C. has an amazing number of bright, focused, and friendly students. Being intelligent is considered cool. Teachers are involved with the students. Classes are challenging and interesting.
I feel our children receive a first rate education in an exciting, diverse environment at T.C. There is some pressure to succeed and compete, but I don't feel it overwhelms the school.
T.C. is a great and amazing school community on many levels - academics, sports, the arts, technology, science, languages, etc. There is a place for any student who wants to excel. The administration and staff are super supportive of the students and help them achieve their goals.
The current principal is not very supportive of Veterans or their family members. Some of the Career Counselors have completely forgotten why they are there. Use this school only as a last choice.
I am a freshman at a top college and am better prepared than my peers. T.C. Was a great, fun four years for me, and I was pushed academically to accomplish things I would not have thought possible. My parents paid a housing premium so that I could attend T.C. In my opinion, this was certainly a worthwhile investment in my education.
Excellent!! My daughter was an exchange student last year; she loved her Teachers for their commitment to teaching, her school atmosphere which was multicultural, and she brought besides her excllent grades beautiful experiences back home. She would love to go back there to do her Senior year and for all these reasons I highly recommend this school..
T.C.'s students continually wow us with their accomplishments in academics, sports, theatre, music, art, etc. Alexandria is fortunate to have such a proud and impressive institution.
Since 1986, The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria has awarded scholarships with a total value over $9 million to more than 3,700 deserving T.C. Williams graduates. This year the Fund awarded over $380,000 to 169 seniors in the T.C. Williams Class of 2013.
The Washington Post s 2013 Challenge Index ranks T.C. as the 663rd most challenging High School in the county, in the top 3% nationally. The Challenge Index data is based on over 22,000 high schools and is a measure of how many AP or IB exams were given divided by the number of graduating seniors.
T.C. graduated 651 in the class of 2013. Graduating students will be attending schools such as Dartmouth College (to which a student received a full scholarship), Yale University (one of two students attending received a full scholarship), Stanford University, University of Chicago, Oberlin College & Conservatory, Tulane University, Vassar College, University of Alabama, Arizona State University, Colorado State University, Florida A&M University and Miami University. Almost all Virginia schools are represented, as well as all of the armed forces. The class includes two National Merit Finalists, four National Achievement Scholarship Program Semi-Finalists and one National Achievement Scholarship Recipient.
T.C. is one of the best schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The education offered it great and the faculty are top notch.
Some in the community think of T.C. Williams as it was ten years ago under weak school leadership and a disfunctional school board. TC 2013 has been explicitly transformed. We feel our two children get a world class eduction and they both do very well. The administration, the teachers, the parents and the community are all gifted and the students do very well as a result.
Our daughter graduates this year from T.C. and was admitted to UVA, William and Mary, Virginia Tech and other national schools as well. We are so happy we decided to send our children to TC because the academic resources and opportunities given to our children have been truly world class.
T.C. is an impressive school on many levels. We find the teachers (without exception) to be sharp, positive and energetic. Our children thrive there and are challenged in a college-prep environment. The resources offered to students far exceed our expectations and the Alexandria City community supports the school with a spirit not often seen in other communities in which we have lived.
T.C. is well-funded and has terrific modern facilities. The educators, whom we have seen teach and guide our children, are highly-skilled and achieve amazing results. The school seems appropriately focused on preparing our kids for admission into a selective university and on giving them the skills they will need to succeed in life.
The teachers, for the most part, are fantastic (Mr. Rankin, Mr. Keener, Ms. Freitag, Mr. Eaton, Mr. Kokonis, to name a few). They are willing to spend as much time before and/or after school as necessary to help students succeed. However, as in any school, there are issues. The school, while a beautiful facility, has become almost a police state; students have to sign in to use the bathroom, and a person who is one minute late receives detention. This has been in response to the lack of motivation among the student body; many students don't even show up to class, and yet the school gets blamed for all lack of achievement. Despite the wonderful teachers, I worry about what the school will be like in several years. I wonder if many high achieving students will eventually transfer to private or parochial schools so that they don't have to deal with unmotivated classmates, many of whom take AP classes.
i luv TCW alot. its realli a gud school cuz its been dha school of my choice . long live TCW!!!!!!!
It is a good school but it does have issues. It's been in the news a lot. If you want to find out the inner problems of this school you can check out this link -- http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/education/Diverse-High-School-Battles-Low-Test-Scores-High-Drop-out-Rate-95789904.html
I currently attend TCW and think overall, its a pretty good school. Minus the non-stop fighting and the cliquish students. Its in a pretty safe enviroment and the teachers are really good. Well some.
There is no discipline at this school. There are many fights. The school is terribly organized. I don't like this school, and can't wait to leave.
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