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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Walter M. Williams High School is an above average, public school located in Burlington, NC. It has 1,169 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 46% in reading.

Walter M. Williams High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1120
188 responses
Average ACT
25
74 responses
AP Enrollment
24%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$40,061
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$797
National
$949
Median Home Value
$126,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 30 responses
  • Prom
    27%
  • Pep rallies
    23%
  • Athletic Games, Homecoming Show
    17%
  • Marching Band
    17%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • Gay straight meetings
    3%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,169
Free or Reduced Lunch
52%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,250
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.8%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$8,846/ year
National
$12,239
97%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.32 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.32 responses
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My experience at Walter M. Williams High School was something I really enjoyed. What I liked the most about my school was the fact that there were so many opportunities for me to find my passion and what I wanted to do long term. Another thing I liked about my high school was that they had a Free College Application Week because without that week, I probably would not have applied to any college as soon as I did because I was not really feeling motivated to apply for colleges that soon, and would most likely end up doing what most of my fellow graduates did and take a year off. Something I would like to change is more college readiness. My school did a good job at get me ready for college, but what I realized is that you'll never know how college work and life will be until you step on campus and start going to classes. Overall, my school was not the worst, but it was not the best neither. I made it the best experience I could, and that what matters to me.
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My instructors where all very inclusive. As a minority, today's society feels unbalanced when speaking of education. However, Williams High has proven to me that instructors who care will make a difference, now I am 1 year away from completing my diploma and receiving my Radiology Tech license.
Williams Highschool has very strict guidelines when learning and some teachers don't teach subjects well but are expected to know either way. A great example is the subject "Math" in all my four years I only had one teacher that is cable of teaching me and learning. Most teachers will get mad at you for not knowing something well enough. Everyone in Williams most just between kids teaches each other to help those who are falling behind. The art department of our school is absolutely wonderful! All of the teachers are extremely talented and make sure you understand and will never leave one child behind.