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Williams Elementary School

Public | 4-5 | 442 students

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Posted April 28, 2014

This so has been great for my son. My situation is a bit different. My son lives with his father and I live in PHiladelphia but I am very concerned when it comes to my son education. If I have questions I can always send a email to Principal Sullivan and he gets right back to me with an answer. I received my son report card and progress reports on a regular basis. Thanks
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2013

This school is horrible. No discipline, staff members keep leaving, and two quit a few weeks ago. The kids run the school


Posted June 21, 2008

Williams elementary school I fell has been outstanding this year. The awards and medals were a great encouragement to the students. This has been a truly good year at Bettie F. Williams
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2008

The new Tri-Campus idea that Newtown, Diamond Springs, and Williams are doing is great. I think it has helped all the kids. The teachers and staff at Williams are all very friendly and open to the parents and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2006

This is a truly terrible school. Supposedly they want volunteers, but they are very discouraging. Parents can forget about checking in on their own children. There are too many students, and though this is a Title 1 school the classrooms are too crowded. I am seriously considering homeschool at this point.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 70% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
77%

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.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
86%
English: Writing

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

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
81%
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 Students62%
Female students58%
Male students67%
Black students61%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracial42%
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English63%

Math

All Students71%
Female students64%
Male students77%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracial50%
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English70%
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 Students61%
Female students71%
Male students53%
Black students54%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracial75%
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English62%

English: Writing

All Students60%
Female students71%
Male students51%
Black students52%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracial62%
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English61%

Math

All Students63%
Female students69%
Male students58%
Black students57%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracial75%
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English63%

Science

All Students64%
Female students67%
Male students60%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracial75%
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English64%
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 "Accredited with Warning".
  • 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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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Timothy P. Sullivan
Fax number
  • (757) 473-5263

Programs

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  • Standards-based
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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892 Newtown Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
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