School Details

T.C. Williams High School

3330 King St, Alexandria, VA 22302
(703) 824-6800
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 10-12 3161 students 22 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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Standards of Learning End-of-Course (SOLEOC)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Alexandria City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

T.C. Williams High School is a public high school in Alexandria. The principal of T.C. Williams High School is William Clendaniel. 3,161 students attend T.C. Williams High School and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 39% of the 3,161 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at T.C. Williams High School is 22:1. Episcopal High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 44% 39%
Hispanic 27% 27%
White, non-Hispanic 21% 24%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39% 49%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    The Washington Post s 2014 Challenge Index ranks T.C. as the 744th most challenging High School in the county in the top 3.5% 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.

  • (10 months ago)

    T.C. Williams is an excellent school. T.C. William's best asset is its variety of students. You cannot find this combination of socioeconomic and ethnically diversity anywhere (especially college). What I have gained in this school is the ability to be curious and learn about different cultures. I can honestly say I have learned more from talking to the students who come from 80 countries than the school's curriculum(the faculty is also amazing but nothing beats hearing students experiences). Understanding the copious worlds which these students come from is a rarity and I am very blessed that T.C. has given me this opportunity.

  • (11 months ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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..

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    T.C. is one of the best schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The education offered it great and the faculty are top notch.

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    i luv TCW alot. its realli a gud school cuz its been dha school of my choice . long live TCW!!!!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    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

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