School Details

Walter M Williams High

1307 South Church Street, Burlington, NC 27215
(336) 570-6161

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1084 students 17 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


End of Class Tests (EOC)

In 2013-2014 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Mathematics, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Alamance-Burlington Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Walter M Williams High is a public high school in Burlington. The principal of Walter M Williams High is Mr Joe Ferrell, whose e-mail is 1,084 students go to Walter M Williams High and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. 47% of the 1,084 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Walter M Williams High is 17:1. Hugh M Cummings High is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 45% 51%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 31% 21%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Asian 3% 1%
Hispanic 18% 22%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5% 0.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% %
Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47% 57%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Walter Williams High School teachers are unconcern about children who have special educational needs and the school really is not doing anything about the gang activity at this school. There are many children who are being bullied and no matter how much the parents complain nothing is being done until the child that is being bullied by gang members do something to get suspended because the fear of attending school. Just then they will suspend the student who is feed up with being bullied. So many students have dropped out of Walter Williams either because of bullying or because they feel alone and as if they are not getting the help they need educational wise.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a sophomore at Williams and while it may be an average school that is all it is. There are no exceptional programs no different AP classes. Many teachers don't adequately know their material and because of that many students are not taught well. Most students are willing to learn but there are plenty who refuse to cooperate in a classroom situation.

  • (4 years ago)

    I went here for the first 2 years of my high school study before going to NCSSM. If you are smart than the school is the best around because of the opportunities available and the teachers. There are many AP classes and the best teachers usually teach them. If not the quality of education is not very high and many of the lesser students are involved with drugs and gangs - not to mention failing grades.

  • (5 years ago)

    I worked with one of the teacher's during the 2008/2009 school year and Williams to be a good school that is what you make of it. Most of the students were good kids who came in ready to work. Many of the teachers I spoke with and observed were dedicated individuals. I believe with greater parental and community involvement many of the students who are currently struggling could excel.

  • (6 years ago)

    i am a student currently attending walter williams for my first year. i may not know all the teachers but as of now all of my teachers are great. if you need any help you can go in the mornings. teachers are usually there very early. also the athletics are great. very good coaches. the only problem i have with the school is that they dont really do a lot of fundraising. also some of the classes are very spread apart and i have a hard time going to class to class. and thats even when i dont 'socialize'.

  • (6 years ago)

    williams is a very smart and athletic school with the best teachers and students

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