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About This School

J.V. Washam Elementary is a public elementary school in Cornelius. The principal of J.V. Washam Elementary is Dr Rachel Ann Williams, whose e-mail is p433@cms.k12.nc.us. 1,108 students attend J.V. Washam Elementary and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 21% of the 1,108 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at J.V. Washam Elementary is 17:1. Grace Covenant Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Chorus
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 42%
Hispanic 8% 18%
White, non-Hispanic 78% 32%
Asian 4% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 5%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.5%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21% 57%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I am very pleased and impressed with the educational background my child is receiving at JV Washam Elementary School. I can't say enough good things about the staff and teachers at this school. My daughter is thriving very well at this school and the teachers are always putting the best foot forward to make sure your child receives the appropriate educational attention my child deserves!!! Kudos to JV Washam

  • (1 year ago)

    We just moved to the area and I am ver impressed with this school. My son is thriving!

  • (1 year ago)

    Exllent teacher's strong principal my daughter is happy the teacher mrs Holly Keller she is amazing. we are so happy !!

  • (2 years ago)

    My child is currently finishing up her 6th year here (K-5th grade) and we have been very happy with the school the quality of teachers and curriculum. The principal and staff are very welcoming to parents which many schools want the parent to drop the kid off and leave. I have appreciated the partnership the school establishes with parents.

  • (2 years ago)

    I relocated with my son to Cornelius NC this past year and I am very thankful that he is able to attend J.V. Washam. This school is top notch from the principal Mr. Giovanelli to his staff especially Mrs. Nelson my son's 2nd grade teacher. The caring and positive influence that this school displays is above what I could have ever expected. The various faculty have assisted my son in as many ways as possible to see to it that he gets the extra help he needs to be a successful student. I am also impressed how at the end of each school day the principal sees to it that he addresses the students with positive words over the loud speaker. I give this school an A plus and look forward to seeing my son become a successful student and achieve his academic goals. Thanks so much to everyone there.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter started 1st grade so 2yrs now at JV. I am impressed with involvement that most staff has with the kids and how everyday Manners Helping Honesty Hard-work is stressed. Yes it's the parents job to teach and implement but it's nice having the school back you up in your beliefs.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son just started in this school. The teachers here are really the best. They care about all aspects of learning. The Principal has excellent management skill and he is very easily reachable for any concerns we have. The communication with the parents is amazing I really wonder how these teachers do this. I happy that we are part of this great school.

  • (3 years ago)

    I agree that the teachers at JV Washam are well prepared do a very difficult job well. I am NOT however pleased with the way the school as a whole addresses the bullying issues that occur in many classrooms. Sometimes it seems like that Great School rating is so important that the bullying issues are just wished away.

  • (3 years ago)

    The Principal and Teachers (and other staff) are amazing at JV Washam. My daughter is in the TD program in 2nd grade My son just started kindergarten and I am serving on the SLT. I am so pleased at how they differentiate to provide each child with curriculum that is suited for their individual ability.

  • (3 years ago)

    Caring staff wonderful parent participation. always helpful.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am very impressed with the quality of education at this school. Great principal teachers and PTO/parent involvement. The staff strive for quality academics but they don't overlook the value in good character . The teachers at this school are also very good at teaching the kids how to be good people and leaders and setting a good example in society and life. They teach and reward good character values and behavior. Very happy to have my kids here.

  • (4 years ago)

    Teachers staff parents & students are equally committed - thank you!

  • (5 years ago)

    I moved here from NY and was nervous about the school this is my boys second year and it has been wonderful. The teachers and assistants the office staff terrific. I have a !st grader who loves to read and my 5th grader is did excellent on his testing we are very happy. This is the best of CMS schools.

  • (5 years ago)

    After touring/interviewing 5 elementary schools in the northern CMS district (and 2 in Iredell Co.) we knew that we wanted our sons at JV Washam! The principal/vice principal are readily accessible to kids and parents and have a strong desire for each child to reach their highest potential personally and academically. Learning is challenging yet fun. Homework is fair. The newer building (3rd year) is top notch and doesn't seem overcrowded (there are a few mobiles). JV Washam has met/exceeded every expectation we desired in our move.

  • (5 years ago)

    Well run well organized safe school. Pricipal receptive and proactive towards parents and teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter started kindergarten this year and to be honest I was a little scared of what we might find in a CMS school. I have heard so many negative comments about CMS schools but I have to say my husband and I have been pleasantly surprised. I couldn't be more pleased with everything so far. The principal and teachers are so friendly and personable. There is great communication-so far. I know it's only the first part of the year and it's only kindergarten but we are very impressed so far.

  • (5 years ago)

    As a former teacher I have high expectations of the school in which I send my children. Washam continues to meet and exceed all of my expectations. The faculty and staff are well prepared positive and willing to try new things. I have also been exceptionally pleased with the differentiation that occurs in the classrooms that my children have encountered. The communication and support between teachers administrators and parents make this school a step above most others.

  • (7 years ago)

    School has the potential to be a great school...it's new and there are mobiles already..can't schools be built 2 stories high? Communication is key to the success of any school..Washam falls short...there's no hurry to get back to a parent when they call and the buck is always passed. The teachers are dedicated to the growh of there students here. There is a lack of Diversity among staff and student body which poses a challenge to the environment of the school. There needs to be a counselor in the school at this level also. Overall Washam is a good school and has improved everyday since the school opened

  • (7 years ago)

    I wasn't expecting much from this school to be honest. I thought I would give this school a try for a year and take it from there. I am glad I did. It is truly a wonderful school with caring nurturing and dedicated teachers. My daughter is very advanced in reading and they are making sure she is not bored but at the same time not giving her extra work..they are taking her out to teach her at her level which I did not ask for but they arranged (she is in k but reads at the 4th + grade level). They want their children to learn and to be happy learning. We couldn't be happier here!

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