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School Profile

District/School Information

The Williamsburg Independent School District and Williamsburg City Schools was formed in 1909.  Our school setting is unique with one building that house grades K-12.  Presently, the district enrollment is over 800 students (grades PK-12).  Our school is fully accredited by the Kentucky Department of Education and has had accreditation, in some form, with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since 1927.  Williamsburg High School has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a bronze medal recipient for Top American Public High Schools during the 2007-08, 2008-09, and 2009-10 school years.

 

Curriculum

Beginning with the Class of 2007, all high school students are asked to follow a district generated planned program.  The class of 2010 is required to follow this planned program.  The planned program requires students to complete one class in each of the four high school years in the four core areas of: reading/language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies in addition to the graduation requirements set forth in the Kentucky Program of Studies.  All students who complete this planned program will suffice the requirements for the Pre-College Curriculum that is recommended by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.  Please contact the Guidance Counselor's office for more information.

 

Schedule

Williamsburg High School operates on a modified-traditional schedule.  Students can attain up to 7 credits per year.  Students will take 5 classes for approximately 60 minutes/day for 36 academic weeks and students take 2 classes for 75 minutes/day for 18 academic weeks.

 

Credits to Graduate

The class of 2010 must attain 24 credits to graduate and complete the Planned Program.  To attain one credit, a student must satisfactorily complete the time requirements listed above in the "schedule" heading and have a passing grade.  Williamsburg High School does offer several ½ credit courses.

 

Grading Scale

A = 90-100

B = 80-89

C = 70-79

D = 60-69

F = 59 and below

 

Quality Points

 

Quality Points for Non-weighted Classes

 

Quality Points for Weighted Classes

A

4

 

A

5

B

3

 

B

4

C

2

 

C

3

D

1

 

D

2

F

0

 

F

0

 

Rank in Class

All courses are included in rank in class.  Middle school courses that are offered for high school credit, as well as dual-credit courses offered through the University of the Cumberlands are included in both cumulative GPA and class rank.  Weighted cumulative GPA (beginning with Class of 2010) is used when calculating class rank. 

 

Advanced Placement Courses

Currently, Williamsburg High School offers the following Advanced Placement Courses:  AP English IV, AP English III, AP US History, AP Biology, AP Chemistry.

 

Honors (Accelerated) Classes

Students are placed in Honors classes by teacher recommendation.  The following honors level courses are:  Honors English I, Honors English II, Honors Biology, Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus, and American War Topics.  Beginning with the Class of 2010, the quality points attained for these classes will be considered weighted.

 

Assessment Performance Information

 

ACT Exam

 

CATS Exam

Assessment Year

Average Composite Score

Percentage of class participating

 

Assessment Year

High School Index

Percentage of Class Transitioning to Post-Secondary Education

2002

19.0

81.3

 

2002

71.4

69.3

2003

20.7

79.9

 

2003

82.4

70.4

2004

21.4

84.5

 

2004

86.0

73.3

2005

20.0

83.6

 

2005

87.8

68.8

2006

20.8

85.2

 

2006

86.0

71.2

2007

20.2

79.4

 

2007

87.8

70.5

2008

18.5*

100*

1st Year for all Juniors to take ACT Exam

 

2008

90.2

70.2

2009

20.2

100

Junior Class

 

2009

N/A

71.5

 

 

 

 

Williamsburg Independent School District Administration

Dennis W. Byrd, Superintendent

Gary Peters, Principal

Loren Connell, Director of Instruction

Dana Hale, Director of Special Education

Patrick Robinson, Director of Pupil Personnel

Mike Abbott, Secondary Dean of Students

Aimee Jones, Secondary Guidance Counselor

Stephen Young, Elementary Dean of Students

Glenna Cordell, Elementary Guidance Counselor

Steve Mosley, District Technology Coordinator / Chief Information Officer  

 

All record requests should be addressed to:

Mrs. Vicky Wright, Secondary Guidance Office

Williamsburg City Schools

1000 Main Street

Williamsburg, KY 40769

 

Vicky.Wright@wburg.kyschools.us

606.549.6044, x.239