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About This School
Contact Information (School Year 2016-17)
Last updated: 1/25/2017
School Description and Mission Statement (School Year 2016-17)
Craig Williams Elementary School is located in the City of Lakewood and serves a student body of approximately 755 students. The school facility includes, 32 regular education classrooms, a multipurpose room, a newly renovated library with over 12,000 books, one computer lab, psychologist’s office, speech and guidance room, special education classroom, and a Title I teacher room. All classrooms have access to the Internet. The school is built around a large grassy play area, which provides a park like setting for children to play. A covered lunch area also provides a shady spot for eating lunch or reading books at recess time.
Craig Williams School focuses on teaching the California Standards in the areas of language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, and health. Students are actively involved with independent reading using the Accelerated Reader program. This reading program is a system that tracks students reading growth and encourages students to read at their highest level.
Craig Williams serves students in grades K-6. Recognizing that student attendance and academic excellence go hand in hand, it is important to reinforce that students attend school every day. The average daily attendance rate at the school was 96.13 percent during the prior school year. Student enrollment is made up of a variety of ethnic backgrounds. The ethnic make-up of the school includes the following: American Indian- 0.54 percent, Asian-4.88 percent, Pacific Islander-1.22 percent, Filipino-3.66 percent, Hispanic 64.5- percent, African-American-19.10 percent, Caucasian-5.83 percent and multiple ethicities-0.27 percent.
The school has 32 general education teachers, four special education teachers, one Title I teacher, an assistant principal, and a Principal. Other personnel serving the school include a psychologist, two health assistants, a case manager, and a speech and language therapist. All staff members meet the credential requirements of the State of California.
Staff development activities are essential for maintaining excellence in education for every student. That is why the District provided more than 200 hours of staff development activities for teachers and classified staff. The emphasis in staff development has been in technology, reading strategies, analyzing data and using it to drive instruction. One hundred percent of the teachers at the school took advantage of district or outside staff development offerings. In addition, we are committed to working with parents so they can help their children. In order to meet this commitment we offer parent workshops and family nights to encourage parents to play an active role in their student’s education.
Last updated: 1/31/2017
Student Enrollment by Grade Level (School Year 2015-16)
|Grade Level||Number of Students|
Last updated: 1/23/2017
Student Enrollment by Student Group (School Year 2015-16)
|Student Group||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Black or African American||18.2 %|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.3 %|
|Hispanic or Latino||65.3 %|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||1.0 %|
|Two or More Races||2.2 %|
|Student Group (Other)||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Socioeconomically Disadvantaged||84.1 %|
|English Learners||32.5 %|
|Students with Disabilities||9.8 %|
|Foster Youth||1.3 %|
Last updated: 1/23/2017