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About This School

Watson Williams Elementary School is a public elementary school in Utica. The principal of Watson Williams Elementary School is MS. CHERYL BECKETT-MINOR, who can be contacted at 618 children attend Watson Williams Elementary School and identify as Multiracial; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 16% of the Watson Williams Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 96% of the 618 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Watson Williams Elementary School is 17:1. Martin Luther King Jr Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Chorus
    • Dance

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 43% 29%
Hispanic 22% 14%
Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 10%
Asian 14% %
White, non-Hispanic 13% 47%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96% 73%
Limited English proficiency 16% 11%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    WatsonWilliams in not at all what I had expected. Dance class is no longer available at the school and isnt it the school of performing arts? The school priority in my opinion is handling student problems such as most of them have no respect for their elders and have fights most of the time expecialy on the buses.

  • (4 years ago)

    my children have promblems with lunch aidsand i think they should have more lunch aids

  • (5 years ago)

    As a parent of a child that needs that extra assisstance.I am involved in my childs educational needs.The statement that was made about parental involvment I myself am a single parent of 5 work and make sure I instill in my children education first! What happens to the children that need that extra push although you know your doing your best.I feel that the Parents and the Teachers need to work together and not when it just benefits them.[not speaking on all Teachers at W.W just some that I've encountered] Alot of these children are eager to learn not to yelled at because that child did not solve that problem as fast as his/her classmate.when I was growing up we were taught always ask no matter if it holds up the class now the teachers get so angry. It' crazy! Someone explain to me what that child should do.Teachers need to be monitored

  • (7 years ago)

    I have two kids who have been at Watson-Williams for over 5 years and every year they have had numerous classes in the arts music and dance. Right now both have half-hour classes in music twice a week art twice a week and dance once a week. If a parent gives permission a child can also attend orchestra band steel drums choir or dance classes every week. There are also other opportunities like On the Road dancers. Watson Williams also organizes one of the best musical productions every year. In December all kids are invited to audition and in January they start rehearsing. Next week our two kids will be rehearsing every day. The performances will be in April and May. Art students make the sets and students from many classes perform. In short opportunities are abundant.

  • (8 years ago)

    It's supposed to be a performing arts school but they only do that with half the kids once a week. The school actually is focused on using behavior modification/spiral drill type phonics and numeracy.

  • (9 years ago)

    The teachers at this school give 110%.They provide extra assistance to those who need it and push those at grade level to work even harder.The problem with this school is the lack of parental involvement.Students come into this school aleardy behind and the teachers have to race to catch them up.Parents need to realize that they are a huge factor in how well their students do.The teacher provides the information and it is up to the child with support from the parent to decide what to do with it.If parents don't show intrest or support in what the teachers do.There isn't even a PTO at this school.If a child missbehaves the parents say that their child did nothing wrong taking no responsibility.The principal is never consistant with discipline.The school fares well only because of the teachers.

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