School Details

Williston Schools

195 Central School Dr, Williston, VT 05495
(802) 878-2762
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 1107 students 13 students/teacher (VT avg is 11)

Test Scores by grade

74%
74%
82%
82%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects. 2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see http://education.vermont.gov/assessment/data#necap for more information. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Williston School District average
  • Vermont state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
66%
75%
75%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects. 2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see http://education.vermont.gov/assessment/data#necap for more information. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Williston School District average
  • Vermont state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
74%
82%
82%
67%
67%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects. 2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see http://education.vermont.gov/assessment/data#necap for more information. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Williston School District average
  • Vermont state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
75%
85%
85%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects. 2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see http://education.vermont.gov/assessment/data#necap for more information. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Williston School District average
  • Vermont state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
73%
85%
85%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects. 2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see http://education.vermont.gov/assessment/data#necap for more information. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Williston School District average
  • Vermont state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
69%
80%
80%
64%
64%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects. 2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see http://education.vermont.gov/assessment/data#necap for more information. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Williston School District average
  • Vermont state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Williston Schools is a public middle school in Williston. 1,107 children attend Williston Schools and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Multiracial. 16% of the 1,107 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Williston Schools is 13:1. Trinity Baptist Schools is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 90% 90%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.09% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16% 16%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Very happy with Williston central school after my two children were there for 9 years. Both have mild learning disabilities but are on target with their peers due to extra help given by the school. The school is very good and resolving student conflicts as well.

  • (2 years ago)

    We love love love Williston Schools!! It is wonderful to see my children thriving. They both love their teachers. I feel they are getting an exceptional education.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great school! My son Is beyond his grade level In ability and the school accommodates that through its flexibility. He is in a multiple-age track though other options exist for other learnings styles including looping with the same class two years in a row. We also like the small town community with big town amenities.

  • (4 years ago)

    The Williston schools cannot be considered excellent because there is not a strong literacy curriculum. In the K-2 program there is a strong bias toward teaching reading using the whole language approach. Results of research by the National Reading Panel have been largely ignored and the extremely expensive but minimally effective Reading Recovery Program is used. Although the Fundations Program and Lexia are used to teach phonics this is taught seperately and students are not taught to apply phonics to reading. The teachers although well meaning are not well trained in teaching reading. There is an overemphasis on technology compared to teaching basic skills.

  • (8 years ago)

    Allen Brook School (K-4) is a great elementary school in Williston. Wonderfully caring involved teachers and principal lots of schoolwide energy and wide variety of extracurricular programs themes and events... Friday morning music in the lobby 'Walk to School Wednesday' Author's Tea and global warming week are just a sampling of the positive energy displayed at this school.

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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