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About This School

W D Williams Elementary is a public elementary school in Swannanoa. The principal of W D Williams Elementary is Ms Kimberly Ward, whose e-mail is kimberly.ward@bcsemail.org. 445 children attend W D Williams Elementary and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 72% of the 445 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at W D Williams Elementary is 14:1. Asheville Christian Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 73% 75%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Hispanic 21% 13%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.9% 0.3%
Asian 0.9% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 56%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    my twin are doing so good and lorning so much. they will be going in to the first gread and i cant want to see a lot more lorning with them

  • (5 years ago)

    because my children are happier than they've ever been. this school has so much to offer.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think this school is fantastic. My children have enjoyed learning and do not want to miss a single day. The teachers are wonderful and they make learning fun.

  • (5 years ago)

    My children enjoyed their time at WD Wiliams and were saddened when we had to move away. Their 1st and 3rd grade teachers were outstanding and the staff members we had grown to know were quite friendly and careing individuals. As a parent vounteer I felt the teachers were always welcoming and very appreciative of the time I had given. Mr. Munn my daughter's 3rd grade teacher is absolutely outstanding at his proffesion. I observed his efforts to connect with his students and was very impressed with his style and how involved his students would reamain durring a lesson. Mrs Davidson my son's 1st grade teacher is also very caring and commited to her proffesion. She had just finished her Master's degree and always maintained a very comfortable environment in her classroom. She also recognized those students who excelled in certain subjects and needed an extra challenge.

  • (8 years ago)

    Overall saddened by our child's first & only year. Teacher was not very cooperative & most other teachers we communicated with were very cold. Our child never felt welcome or cared for by most of the staff. When there was homework many nights our child stated that it was never reviewed in class. There were no books for this class either! Very upsetting. We realize that it's close to the end of the year but teachers should maintain self control patience and understanding. The same as if it were the first or middle of the year. Academics for our child have gone down this year. This school should concentrate on 'positives' not 'negatives'. We are sorry we do not have anything good to report. Private schools have definetely been a plus for us. Better care attention understanding love and discipline. Prayer time needed.

  • (9 years ago)

    So far I do not like this school. It is overcrowded and my child hates going to school at William Estes. My child is overwhelmingly stressed about attending her overcrowded classroom and feels picked on by the teacher. The learning environment is not conducive to all types of learners. The learning methods are very rigid-all regulation no flexibility and no heart. The style of instruction at W. Estes is cookie cutter regardless of your child's learning style pace and personality. This school is disorganized about everything bus schedules and other ways of getting kids home. Information is not readily available either. Also their website never works. However other N.C. district websites work just fine. For being in an affluent area and county(Buncombe) I would have expected a quality school.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have 2 children at this school and have been very pleased with the skill of the teaching staff and the condition of the facility and the great extracurricular activies such as chess mathfair and clogging no complaints.

  • (10 years ago)

    W.D.Williams is an outstanding school in my opinion. The school teaches getting along with others & social interaction as well as the standard math reading etc. Extracurricular activities are fun & instructional. Mrs. Peninger is a caring & outstanding instructor & I look forward to my daughter attending as my son has this past year.

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