School Details

Craig Williams Elementary School

6144 North Clark Avenue, Lakewood, CA 90712
(562) 804-6540
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 755 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

38%
52%
56%
52%
62%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bellflower Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

34%
42%
46%
61%
63%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bellflower Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
64%
65%
72%
72%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bellflower Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

50%
58%
60%
42%
61%
65%
42%
51%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bellflower Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
64%
60%
42%
53%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bellflower Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Craig Williams Elementary School is a public elementary school in Lakewood. The principal of Craig Williams Elementary School is Keisha Sawyer and can be contacted at ksawyer@busd.k12.ca.us. 755 children attend Craig Williams Elementary School and are mostly Unspecified; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 32% of the Craig Williams Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 84% of the 755 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Craig Williams Elementary School is 21:1. Stephen Foster Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Unspecified 9% 7%
Asian 7% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 7% 15%
Hispanic 64% 53%
Filipino 2% 5%
Multiracial 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 18% 15%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 13710%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0.4% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84% 58%
Limited English proficiency 32% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    My children have been going here for many years now I am saddened to see how things have changed with Mrs. Sawyer as principal. If my daughter didn't have just another year left - I'd pull her out. The teachers are amazing but the principal sets the tone of the school and her tone is one of apparent indifference. She doesn't know the meaning of discipline - students fight all the time and she just sends them back to class. I know for a fact that many teachers are very frustrated with the way things are being handled at school. This will be a great school again after Mrs. Sawyer leaves.

  • (4 years ago)

    I suggest that you first check out other schools in the area and don t leave their school s adminstration out of the picture.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great school wonderful teachers who really care about the kids.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love everthing about this school except location . the Prinipal teachers and PTA are really nice however the school sits on a busy street and has no parking lot which forces many parents to grab kids and run across streets. When you use the 5 drive through lanes you can be stuck for 10-25 minutes. This is my childs sevond year at Williams. We will stay through 6th Grade and Never again will I enroll in a school thats office sits on the street. Mrs Sawyer is awesome!

  • (6 years ago)

    great school great teachers staff volunteers and a great place for our children to be

  • (6 years ago)

    I have two daughters in Craig Williams one in 5th and one in kindergarden and this school is the best all around the Principal and staff are great after school program (Project Apple) is of great help for students that need help with their homework.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is not academically up to par and the school staff is rude. The principal is a bit old fashioned and not in tune with the children as is so with the support staff.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think this school is awesome. The principal and her staff of teachers have shown me what teamwork really is in a school system. All the teachers I have had the pleasure of working with as a parent have been wonderful. I believe the school is comparable to any top notch private school. So if you just moved to this area and you're looking for a great school for your children I highly recommend craig williams...;)

  • (9 years ago)

    Excellent school. 'California Distinguished School' is an understatement! Excellent Staff! Excellent Curriculum! Plenty of extracurricular and enrichment programs.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daugther just started going to williams elementary and I have seen that she has already she is showing a big improvement in math where before she had a hard time she has a great teacher also they have a great communication with us the parents

  • (9 years ago)

    My child has really enjoyed his time at this school. The teacher seems to really care and I see the difference it makes with my son.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great school and staff. Smaller sized school

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter has attended Craig Williams for three years and I have to say that they have the best fifth and six grade teachers that I have ever seen and the principal is wonderful as well.

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