Williams Magnet Program
The Williams Magnet Program is an exceptional educational program for the School Board of Alachua County. It was the first elementary school magnet program in Alachua County, and is designed for students to receive enrichment services for the entire instructional school day, including for all core academic areas (reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies). We have magnet classes for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades.
For more information, please contact the assistant principal, Mrs. Jenni Roberson (robersonjc) or call (352) 955-7622.
Note: email addresses end in @gm.sbac.edu
What are the admission criteria?
- Academic Achievement: No N’s, U’s, D’s, or F’s;
- Behavior: No “major” discipline referrals; No more than 4 out-of-school suspension days
- No more than 10 unexcused absences
What are other characteristics of a Williams Magnet student?
- Shows a need to be challenged;
- Has an inquisitive nature;
- Is highly motivated to learn and work.
Can you give me an overview of Williams Elementary?
Williams Elementary was founded in 1938 and is located in southeastern Gainesville. Currently, 550 to 600 students attend the school from kindergarten through grade 5. The school has an active Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and welcomes parent involvement in classroom and school activities.
Do I need to reapply each year?
All of our students in grades 2, 3, and 4 do not need to reapply to our Magnet Program and are automatically rolled over into the next grade level at Williams each year.
How many students are in a class?
2nd grade - 18 students
3rd grade - 18 students
4th grade - 22 students
5th grade - 22 students
Are there after school programs?
The school has an EDEP program that meets daily until 5:30 pm. Contact the EDEP coordinator at 352-955-6719 (Ext. 4026).
Also, the school has numerous teacher-sponsored after school clubs, including a competitive chess team, math club, chorus, art club, and science-related activities.
Is transportation provided before and after school?
Yes. The school board provides free transportation for magnet students. Students typically use the zoned school as the drop-off point.
Once a student is accepted into the Williams Magnet Program, we will provide you with additional information on how to easily register and set up transportation.
Will my child be prepared for middle school?
Yes! Our students have had successful post-Williams educations and careers.
Who may I contact for more information?
Mrs. Jenni Roberson, Assistant Principal - robersonjc
Call (352-955-6719) or email us today!
*School board email addresses followed by @gm.sbac.edu
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|Second Grade||Kyle Tapley|
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