School Details

Williams

50 Bushey Rd, Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 448-9680
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 & ungraded 347 students 13 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

67%
49%
58%
87%
56%
69%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Pittsfield School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
35%
54%
62%
33%
52%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Pittsfield School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
48%
64%
66%
49%
60%
67%
38%
53%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Pittsfield School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
60%
69%
71%
51%
60%
67%
42%
55%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Pittsfield School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Williams is a public elementary school in Pittsfield. The principal of Williams is Brenda Wells. 347 students attend Williams and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 35% of the 347 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Williams is 13:1. Egremont is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 80% 74%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 10%
Multiracial 5% 5%
Asian 5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Hispanic 4% 8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35% 55%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 years ago)

    Some teachers are very old school and mean. Outside enrichment is definitely a must if your child attends this very old fashioned school. On the plus side some of the teachers are very caring. However the whole staff could use more creative approaches. I also found the special ed services to be lacking.

  • (8 years ago)

    I attended Williams Elementary from 1st grade through 5th grade I loved Williams. The teachers were great and the principal is the best! I did not have any trouble adjusting to Middle School I was prepared by my 5th grade teachers. Williams has a peace team that helped teach me peer mediation. I will use the skills I learned throughout my life.

  • (8 years ago)

    The staff at Williams Elementary is top notch. The administrators teachers and support staff provide our students with a safe nurturing and academically rich environment. Well done to all!

  • (8 years ago)

    I have 5 children who have been/are being educated at Williams. It is a great school. The teachers are highly skilled and have always been wonderful in communicating progress and/or concerns to us in a timely manner. There is a strong PTO. Good arts and music enrichment. The principal has been an invaluable resource to us as parents. She is approachable and responsive. My 3 older children had an easy transition into middle/high school because of their roots at Williams.

  • (8 years ago)

    I couldn't be happier - my children are thriving and happy. I find ALL staff to be professional approachable and friendly. As a former teacher I am very picky. It's very easy to be as involved as you want to be. Volunteers are welcomed. The science teacher is especially wonderful. We moved into this neighborhood because of the Williams' reputation and have been completely satisfied.

  • (8 years ago)

    As a parent of children with special needs I cannot be anymore positive about the experience my family has had with Williams. The faculty and administration have been extremely sensitive and accommodating in assessing and meeting my children's needs. We found the school climate accepting and nurturing. It is very much a family atmosphere. Academic expectations are very high at Williams. Teachers expect and get a lot from their students. We have found that our children who have graduated from Williams have been more than adequately prepared for the rigors of middle school. Given the choice we would not choose any other school for our children. We have been very happy with our experience at Williams and would highly recommend it to anyone who is considering moving into the Pittsfield area.

  • (8 years ago)

    Principal very hard to deal with. After 1 year there I pulled both my children out and went to a loving friendly supportive school down the street. If you child needs any special help you will find no support here. I really tried my best to be involved and helpful but to no avail.

  • (9 years ago)

    Best elementary school in area. Motivated and caring teachers. Constantly striving for excellence. Strong PTO. Good communication. If you are relocating to this area this school is your best bet. Small class size. Feels like a private school.

  • (10 years ago)

    Williams is a great asset to the community. My children absolutely love to go to the school every day. It has the most wonderful and caring principal in the district. All of the staff have been very good to my children.

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