Williamsburg Elementary School

2830 NC Hwy 87

Reidsville, N.C. 27320

(336) 349-4632

(336) 342-2699 (fax)

Rockingham County Schools

511 Harrington Highway

Eden, North Carolina 27288

Phone:  (336) 627-2600  Fax:  (336) 627-2660

Superintendent's E-mail:  rshotwell@rock.k12.nc.us

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"First Public School in North Carolina"

Williamsburg Elementary School

2830 NC Hwy 87

Reidsville, N.C. 27320

336-349-4632

336-342-2699 (fax)

 

Student Hours:  7:45 am - 2:45 pm

Office Hours:  7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Grades Served: Pre K-5

Mascot: "Willie" the Wildcat

Colors: Blue and Gold

Administrative Staff

Principal - Dr. Leslie Coleman-Cassell

Assistant Principal - Mr. Nathan Ziglar-Assistant

Secretary/Bookkeeper -  Mrs. Deanne Gunter

Powerschool Data Manager - Mrs. Susie Jones

NC School Report Card

Visitor Procedure

All visitors must enter by the main entrance at the center of the building and report to the school office. Visitors are required to present a NC ID or NC Driver's License, login using the Ident-I-Kid computerized system and to wear a visitor's badge while in the building. This is to ensure the safety of our students and staff.

Directions

Directions from US-29 South (Greensboro): 

  • Take US-29 North.

  • Take the US-29-BR ramp toward Reidsville / US-158 W / NC87 N.

  • Turn right onto Elm Grove Church Road (next to the graveyard).

  • Turn right onto Mizpah Church Road.

  • Turn left onto NC-87.

  • The school is on the left past the ostrich farm.

 

Directions from US-29 North (Eden):

  • Take US-29 South.

  • Take NC-87 / Barnes Street exit (150).

  • Turn left onto Barnes Street which becomes NC-87.

  • The school is on the right about three miles.
     

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520

Students

41%

White

18%

African-American

31%

Hispanic

10%

Other

Vision Statement

Every student will become an enthusiastic, confident learner through the support of our compassionate, knowledgeable educational community in a safe, technology rich, culturally diverse learning environment.

 

Mission 

To inspire and nurture students to be lifelong learners in the 21st century.

 

Williamsburg Elementary School’s Values

  • to have all children learn

  • to treat all students equitably

  • to optimize student achievement by forming cooperative relationships among all stakeholders

  • to provide a safe and inviting learning environment

  • to incorporate 21st century technology skills to enhance instruction

  • to increase student achievement by having high expectations for all learners

  • to provide collaborative education addressing the unique needs of the whole child

The school day for students is 7:45 to 2:45. No student is to arrive before 7:30 without the principal's permission. Any student arriving after 7:45 will be considered tardy.  Parents must accompany students entering school after 7:45 to sign in at the front desk by office personnel using the card system. Students must take a tardy pass to enter the classroom.  ALL STUDENTS will receive breakfast and lunch at NO COST. Adult meals will also be available. Adult breakfast will cost TBD and an adult lunch will cost $3.75. Parents are asked to respect teacher planning time in the morning and refrain from entering the classroom until 7:30.

 

Parents must report to the office to sign their child out of school if they are picking them up before the 2:45 dismissal. No students will be allowed to check out after 2:00.  Students must be picked up by 2:45. Students need to stay until 11:25 in order to be counted present for the entire day.

Williamsburg Elementary School
"First Public School in North Carolina"

The Williamsburg Community in the southeastern section of Rockingham County is proud to be the site of the first public free school in North Carolina which opened on January 20, 1840.  The school's first teacher was George W. Garrett, a large plantation owner who had gone to school at a military academy in Virginia. In 1839, when the Common School Law was enacted by the General Assembly, Garrett provided Rockingham County with an appropriate school building on his land with the provision that he would be hired as the teacher. Garrett was said to be a strict disciplinarian who kept a large bundle of switches stacked in the corner of the school room, ready for use. Boys, ages six to twenty-one, attended the one-room, one-teacher school and from accounts passed down in the Garrett family, those switches didn't stop the boys' mischievous behavior. One cold winter morning some of the older boys hid in the building and overpowered Garrett as he entered. They tossed him and his switches into a pond near the school.

This drawing of the Garrett Academy building was found among family papers of George W. Garrett's descendants.

Garland Paschal , a former Williamsburg principal, revealed the historical marker at the dedication recognizing Williamsburg as the first public school in the state.

Before moving to its present location on Highway 87 in October 2003, Williamsburg School was located on Mizpah Church Road. That location was established in 1970 when Williamsburg Elementary School and Roosevelt Elementary School were consolidated into one school.  The pre-consolidation Williamsburg School which opened in 1935, was located on Highway 87 South and housed grades 1-8. Roosevelt School, the site of the last Williamsburg School on Mizpah Church Road, opened in 1950 and also housed grades 1-8.

 

Swift, Vance.  "First Public Free School."  The State.  January 1987. 14-15.

Williamsburg Today

Williamsburg Elementary has approximately 540 students in grades kindergarten through fifth. In addition, there is one pre-school classroom funded by Rockingham County Schools.  Also housed in the building is one Head Start classroom.

 

As a Title I school, Williamsburg receives additional federal funds to provide extra instructional support for the students. This funding makes it possible to reduce class size in many of the grade levels which helps the students receive more individualized assistance.

 

When the new building opened in 2003, personnel from many different schools came together to form the new Williamsburg School. These dedicated, well-qualified individuals work together to provide a stable learning environment for the children of Williamsburg School.

 

Staff statistics:

National Board Certification = 4

Master's Degree or Higher = 31

Licensed with 20+ years = 9

Licensed with between 5 & 19 years = 27

Licensed with 0-4 years = 5

 

At present we have teachers pursuing National Board Certification and Master's Degrees, as well as teacher assistants working on their teaching degrees.

The Williamsburg PTA is involved with many different activities to help raise money for the school.  A long time favorite and one of the most successful fundraisers is the annual Harvest Festival which is held the last Saturday in September.   The whole community enjoys the Festival's barbecue/hotdog supper, country store, games, raffles and auction.  

 

Through this fundraiser, the PTA is able to support the school. 

 

Here is a list of items the PTA has purchased for Williamsburg in the past years:

  • Cameras for Library

  • Classroom basic supplies

  • Electric Pencil Sharpener

  • Shredders (2)

  • Moveable Chalkboard – Kindergarten

  • Activboard Wands for Kindergarten classrooms

  • National Geographic Subscription for each 1st Grade classroom

  • Scholastic Magazine Subscription for each 2nd grade classroom

  • Contribution to 2nd Grade Butterfly Field Trip

  • “Addie” Books for 3rd Grade classrooms

  • DVD/VCRs for each 4th grade classroom

  • Contribution to 5th Grade Washington DC Field Trip

  • Items for Accelerated Reading (AR) Store

  • Sponsored Field Day – Inflatables, Snow cones and Popcorn

  • Lunch for Teachers and Staff – Teacher Appreciation

  • Lunch for Teachers and Staff at Christmas

  • Laminating Film

  • Skating at Roll-A-Bout for 3rd - 5th grade students that read 150+ books

  • Three Utility Carts

  • Vacuum Cleaner and Supplies

  • Storage Cart for Headphones in Computer Lab

  • Donation to RIF – Reading Is Fundamental which provides three free books per year per student

  • Learning Aids for ESL

  • Learning Aids for Exceptional Children’s program

  • Color Printer

  • Contribution to Rockingham County Reading Association

  • EOG Celebration 

 

The PTA appreciates the support of the parents, staff and community as they work together to help the school and students.  Please contact our officers for information on ways to help and support our school.

 

To become a member of the Williamsburg Elementary PTA   Please contact Nicole Petty at 349-4632 or stop by the front office and pick up a form.  The cost of the dues is $5.00 for the 2018-2019 year.

 

2019-2020  PTA Officers

President:  Deb Spencer

Vice President:  Amy Woolard

Treasurer:  Nicole Petty 

Secretary:  Melissa Boone

Volunteer Coordinator:  Chanda Trent

The school day for students is 7:45 to 2:45. No student is to arrive before 7:30 without the principal's permission. Any student arriving after 7:45 will be considered tardy.  Parents must accompany students entering school after 7:45 to sign in at the front desk by office personnel using the card system. Students must take a tardy pass to enter the classroom.  ALL STUDENTS will receive breakfast and lunch at NO COST. Adult meals will also be available. Adult breakfast will cost TBD and an adult lunch will cost $3.75. Parents are asked to respect teacher planning time in the morning and refrain from entering the classroom until 7:30.

 

Parents must report to the office to sign their child out of school if they are picking them up before the 2:45 dismissal. No students will be allowed to check out after 2:00.  Students must be picked up by 2:45. Students need to stay until 11:25 in order to be counted present for the entire day.

Cafeteria manager:  Lena Cook

  

ALL STUDENTS will receive breakfast and lunch at NO COST.   

Adult meals will also be available.  Adult breakfast will cost $2.00 and an adult lunch will cost $3.75.  

 

With the beginning of our Universal Breakfast Program students will enjoy breakfast in their classrooms. 

 Breakfast time:   7:30-8:00 a.m. Breakfast includes:  students will receive a choice from a planned menu

 

 School Breakfast and Lunch Menus - Links to the RCS Child Nutrition page which contains Lunch Prepay info, forms as well as current menus.

 

Parents are welcome to have lunch with their children. School system guidelines do not allow food items from fast food chains to be brought into the cafeteria.  Also, please do not send soft drinks for a child's lunch.  Milk, water, or juice are preferable.

Our School Improvement Plan for the 2019-2020 school year is located in Indistar. This is a web-based tool that guides our school tool in charting our improvement and managing the continuous improvement process.

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ABC Scores and Honors

  • 1996-1997 - Exemplary / School of Distinction

  • 1997-1998 - Exemplary

  • 1998-1999 - Exemplary

  • 1999-2000 - Exemplary / School of Distinction

  • 2000-2001 - Met Expected Growth - missed Exemplary by .4 of a point

  • 2001-2002 - Met Expected Growth - missed High Growth by .2 of a point

  • 2002-2003 - Met High Growth / School of Distinction

  • 2003-2004 - Met Expected Growth / School of Distinction

  • 2004-2005 - Proficient Growth

  • 2005-2006 - Priority School

  • 2006-2007 - Met Expected Growth / School of Progress

  • 2007-2008 - Met High Growth / School of Progress

  • 2008-2009 - Met Expected Growth / School of Progress

  • 2009-2010 - Met High Growth / School of Progress

  • 2010-2011 - Met High Growth / School of Progress

  • 2011-2012 - Met High Growth / School of Progress 

  • 2012-2013 - Met High Growth / School of Progress 

  • 2014-2015- Met Expected Growth 

Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Results:

  • 2003-2004 - Met AYP - met 3 of 3 target groups or 100%

  • 2004-2005 - Did not meet AYP - met 16 of 17 target groups 

  • 2005-2006 - Did not meet AYP - met 16 of 17 target groups

  • 2006-2007 - Met AYP 2003-2004 - met 17 of 17 target goals or 100%

  • 2007-2008 - Did not meet AYP - met 14 out of 17 target goals

  • 2008-2009 - Met AYP  - met 19 of 19 target goals or 100%

  • 2009-2010 - Did not meet AYP - met 20 of 21 target goals 

  • 2010-2011 - Did not meet AYP - met 21 of 23 target goals

  • 2011-2012 - Did not meet AYP - met

  • 2012-2013 - Exceeded Growth - met 27 of 31 target goals

  • 2013-2014 - Exceeded Growth - met 29 of 35 target goals

  • 2014-2015- Met Growth

  • 2016-2017 - Exceeded Growth