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Mary Williams Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 871 students

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2012:
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2011:
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16 reviews of this school


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Posted May 23, 2013

Mary Williams Elementary is a great public school. Friendly and very helpful staff. My daughter went to this school from Kindergarten to 5th grade. A lot of the kids are well behaved. Reading and spelling was a priority for them, too. Teachers are all nice. Their SIGNET Program is a must for gifted children. This is an excellent program. I have nothing bad to say about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2013

Mary Williams is a great public school! My son has attended the last two years and loves the staff and teachers. Ms. Coleman is an effective principal who is caring, educated, professional and also has a good sense of humor. She, along with the rest of the staff/teachers, genuinely care about the success and safety of the students. Only disappointment was lack of parent help and participation. As a former PTO member, we were constantly putting on events and fundraisers for the kids and school, but the same group of about 5-10 parents were the only ones who regularly attended, volunteered, and/or supported the efforts. This was frustrating given there are approximately 900 students at this school. Aside from that, we love it here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2013

My child transferred into this school from a private school in the same area because I felt that school was failing miserably to give her a quality education and quality teaching. On visiting Mary Williams I was impressed with the facilities and attitude, if a little overwhelmed by the 800+ students at the school. My daughter has been there for about a year now and has made HUGE strides in every area of school life - reading, math, making friends, activities through the school. I highly recommend this public school - they really push hard for parents to be involved, although many aren't and they push education as the most important thing for your child, which is how it should be!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2013

I found this school a great place for my kid to achieve her education goals. I find their academic programs are challenging and great. The teachers have been fantastic. Mu daughter love this school very much. Her teacher Mrs. Fox is doing a great job in teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2013

Lot of activities and friendly staff. My kid is in first grade and he loves the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2013

My daughter started at Mary williams since kindergarten she is now in 2nd grade and she has really loved all three teachers that she has had Mrs. Clampitt, Mrs. Fields and now her 2nd grade teacher Mrs. Bruce all great teachers. My son will be starting at Mary Williams next year and i'm very excited for him. I highly recommand this elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2012

My son has just completed his first year @ this school, headed to 3rd gr. He had a great year. His teacher Mrs. Bruce was great! The school staff is also very good, and the principal is a good leader/role model for all. It is however a very large school (around 1000 student mark) so it is very hard to get that small town, close knit group feel (like where we come from), But for such a large diverse school it is excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2011

This is one of the best kept secrets of Prince William County. The teachers care about the children as individuals, the principal leads this by example, and the parents that are involved suppor the teachers and are wonderful with the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2010

My kids have been at Mary Williams for 3 years now and have had great experiences with the school. Mrs. Jackson is a wonderful principal who knows my kids' by name (and not in a bad way). Their teachers have been fantastic. Very patient and have helped them become better kids, students and learners. It's a shame we are moving because of being military this summer. I certainly hope their next school is as great as Mary Williams has been.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2009

I am very satisfied with the school because I saw a lot of good behavior changes with my two young children, they behave better and respect adults and do not talk back to people and they are very loving now and listen without arguing to adults. Mrs. Wokocha Enock and Justin Wokocha mother
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2009

Excellent staff and administration! This newer school is only getting better as it gets older!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2009

My child is in Kindergarten at Williams and so far we think it is great. The teacher has been wonderful and my child is learning alot. I think that the rating given on here is very unfair to those schools who have a large population of Spanish-speaking kids who do not understand english well. Of course their test scores are not going to be as high as compared to schools with very little Spanish-speaking kids. As a result, it makes the scores as a whole lower in a given school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2008

Excellent teachers and staff! When we first moved to the area my daughter had some problems with all the change. The teachers hit it head on and with a lot of attention and conferences, my daughter is thriving!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2008

Mary Williams ES is a great school ! The administration and faculty have a true love for educating children. Very welcoming school community -- like a family! Excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

Mary Williams Elementary is an Excellent school. The Principal, Assistant Principal, and staff are Phenomenal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2008

Fabulous teachers and support staff. Son has attended for past four years. Excellent gifted child program too!
—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: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 72% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
74%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 87% in 2012.

110 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 70% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 84% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 73% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 71% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
85%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 89% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students82%
Female students82%
Male students82%
Black students82%
Asian students86%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient students80%
Proficient in English83%

Math

All Students70%
Female students72%
Male students67%
Black students63%
Asian students86%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient students71%
Proficient in English69%

Science

All Students82%
Female students91%
Male students73%
Black students71%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient students100%
Proficient in English80%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students76%
Female students77%
Male students74%
Black students78%
Asian students79%
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient students65%
Proficient in English79%

Math

All Students89%
Female students90%
Male students88%
Black students89%
Asian students93%
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient students92%
Proficient in English88%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students64%
Female students60%
Male students68%
Black students55%
Asian students84%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient students38%
Proficient in English72%

English: Writing

All Students65%
Female students69%
Male students62%
Black students63%
Asian students87%
Hispanic66%
Multiracial55%
White students58%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient students48%
Proficient in English68%

Math

All Students64%
Female students59%
Male students67%
Black students56%
Asian students74%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial70%
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient students51%
Proficient in English67%

Science

All Students58%
Female students51%
Male students63%
Black students46%
Asian students84%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
White students62%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficient students44%
Proficient in English62%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".

About the tests


Virginia school accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other assessments in English, history/social science, math and science. The 2009-2010 ratings are based on passing rates on tests taken during the 2008-2009 school year or on overall achievement during the three most recent years. Schools are identified as either Fully Accredited, Accredited with Warning, Conditionally Accredited or Accreditation Denied.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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Dumfries, VA 22026
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