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About This School

Mary Williams Elementary School is a public elementary school in Woodbridge. The principal of Mary Williams Elementary School is Paula C. Jackson. 871 children attend Mary Williams Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 41% of the 871 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Mary Williams Elementary School is 17:1. Fannie W. Fitzgerald Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 45% 23%
Hispanic 24% 24%
White, non-Hispanic 18% 41%
Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 8%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41% 31%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Mary Williams Elementary is a great public school. Friendly and very helpful staff. My daughter went to this school from Kindergarten to 5th grade. A lot of the kids are well behaved. Reading and spelling was a priority for them too. Teachers are all nice. Their SIGNET Program is a must for gifted children. This is an excellent program. I have nothing bad to say about this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Mary Williams is a great public school! My son has attended the last two years and loves the staff and teachers. Ms. Coleman is an effective principal who is caring educated professional and also has a good sense of humor. She along with the rest of the staff/teachers genuinely care about the success and safety of the students. Only disappointment was lack of parent help and participation. As a former PTO member we were constantly putting on events and fundraisers for the kids and school but the same group of about 5-10 parents were the only ones who regularly attended volunteered and/or supported the efforts. This was frustrating given there are approximately 900 students at this school. Aside from that we love it here!

  • (1 year ago)

    My child transferred into this school from a private school in the same area because I felt that school was failing miserably to give her a quality education and quality teaching. On visiting Mary Williams I was impressed with the facilities and attitude if a little overwhelmed by the 800+ students at the school. My daughter has been there for about a year now and has made HUGE strides in every area of school life - reading math making friends activities through the school. I highly recommend this public school - they really push hard for parents to be involved although many aren't and they push education as the most important thing for your child which is how it should be!

  • (1 year ago)

    I found this school a great place for my kid to achieve her education goals. I find their academic programs are challenging and great. The teachers have been fantastic. Mu daughter love this school very much. Her teacher Mrs. Fox is doing a great job in teaching.

  • (1 year ago)

    Lot of activities and friendly staff. My kid is in first grade and he loves the school.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter started at Mary williams since kindergarten she is now in 2nd grade and she has really loved all three teachers that she has had Mrs. Clampitt Mrs. Fields and now her 2nd grade teacher Mrs. Bruce all great teachers. My son will be starting at Mary Williams next year and i'm very excited for him. I highly recommand this elementary school.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son has just completed his first year @ this school headed to 3rd gr. He had a great year. His teacher Mrs. Bruce was great! The school staff is also very good and the principal is a good leader/role model for all. It is however a very large school (around 1000 student mark) so it is very hard to get that small town close knit group feel (like where we come from) But for such a large diverse school it is excellent!

  • (3 years ago)

    This is one of the best kept secrets of Prince William County. The teachers care about the children as individuals the principal leads this by example and the parents that are involved suppor the teachers and are wonderful with the kids.

  • (4 years ago)

    My kids have been at Mary Williams for 3 years now and have had great experiences with the school. Mrs. Jackson is a wonderful principal who knows my kids' by name (and not in a bad way). Their teachers have been fantastic. Very patient and have helped them become better kids students and learners. It's a shame we are moving because of being military this summer. I certainly hope their next school is as great as Mary Williams has been.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am very satisfied with the school because I saw a lot of good behavior changes with my two young children they behave better and respect adults and do not talk back to people and they are very loving now and listen without arguing to adults. Mrs. Wokocha Enock and Justin Wokocha mother

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellent staff and administration! This newer school is only getting better as it gets older!

  • (5 years ago)

    My child is in Kindergarten at Williams and so far we think it is great. The teacher has been wonderful and my child is learning alot. I think that the rating given on here is very unfair to those schools who have a large population of Spanish-speaking kids who do not understand english well. Of course their test scores are not going to be as high as compared to schools with very little Spanish-speaking kids. As a result it makes the scores as a whole lower in a given school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellent teachers and staff! When we first moved to the area my daughter had some problems with all the change. The teachers hit it head on and with a lot of attention and conferences my daughter is thriving!

  • (5 years ago)

    Mary Williams ES is a great school ! The administration and faculty have a true love for educating children. Very welcoming school community -- like a family! Excellent!

  • (6 years ago)

    Mary Williams Elementary is an Excellent school. The Principal Assistant Principal and staff are Phenomenal!

  • (6 years ago)

    Fabulous teachers and support staff. Son has attended for past four years. Excellent gifted child program too!

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