Williams High School

  • Williams High School serves 213 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the AZ average of 20:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 60%.
  • Williams High School operates within the Williams Unified School District.
  • Williams Unified School District's 86% graduation rate is higher than the AZ state average of 77%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 213 students has declined by 10% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 14 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 213 students
Williams High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Williams High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 14 teachers
Williams High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Williams High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.54 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AZ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 20:1
Williams High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
American Indian
4%
5%
Williams High School American Indian Students (1988-2015)
Asian
n/a
3%
Williams High School Asian Students (1990-2014)
Hispanic
44%
45%
Williams High School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
n/a
5%
Williams High School Black Students (1989-2013)
White
52%
40%
Williams High School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Williams High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
n/a
2%
Williams High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Williams High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown AZ All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.54 0.64
Williams High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
46%
34%
Williams High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2005-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
6%
5%
Williams High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2005-2015)

District Comparison

  • Williams Unified School District's student population of 615 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 86% has decreased from 87% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,753 is higher than the state average of $8,166. The district revenue/student has declined by 8% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $9,546 is higher than the state average of $8,440. The district spending/student has declined by 17% over four years.
School District Name Williams Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
2
1
Number of Students Managed 615 325
Williams Unified School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 86% 77%
Williams Unified School District Graduation Rate (1992-2010)
District Total Revenue $7 MM $3 MM
Williams Unified School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $6 MM $3 MM
Williams Unified School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $10,753 $8,166
Williams Unified School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $9,546 $8,440
Williams Unified School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • Williams High School is a secondary school serving grades nine and ten. It is part of the Plano Independent School District, which uses an unconventional high school system in which students in grades nine and ten attend one of five high schools. Students in grades eleven and twelve attend senior high schools. Williams High School feeds into Plano East Senior High School.
  • History: Virtually a landmark in PISD, Williams High School first served as Plano High School when it was built in 1961. That year the school included grades 8 through 12. The following school year, the campus became a grade 9 through 12 school. Two years later, Williams became a grade 10 through 12 facility. A new senior high school was completed in 1975.
  • Since its inception, Williams High School has experienced several renovations and additions. In 1961, $911,590 was paid to Avery Mays Construction Co. In 1970, an additional $1,100.000 went to KAS Construction Co. in an attempt to accommodate increased numbers. $279,968 went to Corgan Associates in 1975. JPJ Architects was awarded a construction contract in the amount of $6,116,400 in 1989. Williams High School underwent a $12,634,480 renovation completed July 2003. Currently, Williams is in the middle of another addition as the school population continues to increase. The 40,000 square foot, two-story Science Addition will contain 12 science laboratories accompanied by restrooms and storage areas. At a cost of $6,630,343., the new addition to Williams High School is scheduled for completion August 2006.
  • T. H. Williams, principal from 1961-1968, came to the district in 1936 as a math instructor and coach in the old Plano High School (now the Cox Building). He was head coach from 1943 to 1953, leading his teams to several district and state titles. A new Plano High School was built on 17th street in 1961 at a cost of $993,590. This campus was renamed T. H. Williams High School when the new Plano Senior High opened in 1975. Thomas Howard “Bill†Williams (1902-1992) was honored as a teacher, coach, and principal who had given almost five decades of service to educating youths of Collin County.
  • Achievements: Orchestra received "Sweepstakes Awards" at the UIL Concert & Sight Reading Contests.
  • Orchestra performed at All-State level and received Superior and Excellent Ratings at the Local and State-level Solo & Ensemble Contests.
  • Top 4 winners of the district MLK art contest attend Williams.
  • Students at the Regional and State Science Fair.
  • Two students enrolled in TAMS (Texas Academy of Math and Science) at the University of North Texas.
  • Band received a First Division Rating at UIL Marching Contest.
  • Concert Band received an excellent rating at the UIL Concert and Sight reading Contest.
  • Concert and Symphonic Band received first division in Sight reading and an excellent rating on the concert performance.
  • Runner-up in Best in Class at the South Coast Music Festival in Galveston, Texas.
  • Four students on All Region Band.
  • Eighty-two students earned first division ratings at the Solo & Ensemble Contest.

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School Reviews

  4.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  1/6/2015
Looking at the previous reviews the school must have changed a lot, because it is amazing! The kids all get along for the most part, the smaller setting make it easier to do. Not your typical cliques. Band is an option, an the new this year band teacher is phenomenal! So far all teachers are awesome I couldn't be happier. I was worried with what kInd had heard about the school, but it must be people with negative issues or something. So glad we moved here! My daughter is advance in everything and the school keeps up with that.
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5  9/16/2010
The Academic quality could be better, but is not the worst. There is no band, but there is plenty of arts here: construction, welding, woods, and even a battle bots iq club(2nd place nationals in '09. Not of a lot of awards except for the old band. Facilities are adequit and very clean for a high school. Lots of parental involvement in the small Williams community. Good school
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2  3/9/2009
Academic programs have been cut, including the ever famous marching band, or are poorly managed. Music students have had a devasting school year after having band cut do to an inadequate band director; who, in my opinion, put the children down unlike their previous director who encouraged them to have fun and enjoy music. Academics are fairly good, just your basic stuff, nothing advance. Athletics are all set however, they get whatever they want! Facilities, not even going to comment on that! Parent involvment, I guess it's okay.
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