Joseph Williams Elementary School

1245 Se 7th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32641
(School attendance zone shown in map)
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 479 students in grades Kindergarten-5, Joseph Williams Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 44% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 52%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 46% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 52%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Florida state average of 64% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 479 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 90%
  • : Bottom 50% in FL
  • : 44% (Btm 50%)
  • : 46% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

School Overview

Joseph Williams Elementary School's student population of 479 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
479 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
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School Rankings

Joseph Williams Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 3,704 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Joseph Williams Elementary School is 0.51, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (FL)
#2258 out of 3704 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of Joseph Williams Elementary School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
44%
52%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Joseph Williams Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Florida by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
46%
52%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Joseph Williams Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Florida by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
40-44%
52%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Joseph Williams Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Florida by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
12%
3%
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Hispanic
3%
36%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Joseph Williams Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
68%
21%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Joseph Williams Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
10%
36%
This chart displays the percentage of White students in Joseph Williams Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Joseph Williams Elementary School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Florida.
0.51
This chart displays the diversity score of Joseph Williams Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Florida by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
69%
50%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Joseph Williams Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Joseph Williams Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Joseph Williams Elementary School's ranking?
Joseph Williams Elementary School is ranked #2258 out of 3,704 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Florida.
What schools are Joseph Williams Elementary School often compared to?
Joseph Williams Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like C. W. Norton Elementary School, Lawton M. Chiles Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
44% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 52% FL state average), while 46% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% FL state average).
How many students attend Joseph Williams Elementary School?
479 students attend Joseph Williams Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
68% of Joseph Williams Elementary School students are Black, 12% of students are Asian, 10% of students are White, 7% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are Hispanic.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Joseph Williams Elementary School?
Joseph Williams Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is equal to the Florida state average of 16:1.
What grades does Joseph Williams Elementary School offer ?
Joseph Williams Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Joseph Williams Elementary School part of?
Joseph Williams Elementary School is part of Alachua School District.

School Calendar

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Event
Date
10-Month Calendar: First Day for Students
August 12, 2024 (Monday)
10-Month Calendar: Last Day for Students
June 03, 2025 (Tuesday)

School Reviews

5   9/9/2017
Great magnet programs and students.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - John Ha
5   6/9/2008
This school has a very good quality of academic programs.I think this is a very good quality for students.I totally recommend this school for others.Really!
- Posted by Student/Alumni - dayan

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 479 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 90%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 44% (Btm 50%)
  • : 46% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

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