Phyllis E. Williams Elementary

Public K-5

 9601 Prince Pl
       Upper Marlboro, MD  20774-1009


(301) 499-3373

District: Prince George's County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
345th of 855 Maryland Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,067 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  13.2 Help
Number of students:  354

Racial breakdown:

African American:
73.2%
Hispanic:
17.5%
White:
4.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  34.2% Help


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Compare Details Phyllis E. Williams Elementary ranks better than 59.6% of elementary schools in Maryland. It also ranks 14th among 138 ranked elementary schools in the Prince George's County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 53.64. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (73.2%), Hispanic (17.5%), White (4.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 34.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Phyllis E. Williams Elementary is 13.2, which is the 47th best among 138 elementary schools in the Prince George's County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Phyllis E. Williams Elementary is $16,067. 79 elementary schools in the Prince George's County Public Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Phyllis E. Williams Elementary was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Prince George's County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Prince George's County Public Schools 21st of 24 Maryland school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Phyllis E. Williams Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Phyllis E. Williams Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 76.83 174th 803 78.3%
2005 74.70 203rd 805 74.8%
2006 75.67 185th 804 77.0%
2007 75.75 175th 818 78.6%
2008 45.84 525th 838 37.4%
2009 32.33 642nd 850 24.5%
2010 38.97 601st 855 29.7%
2011 25.04 699th 853 18.1%
2012 28.64 680th 857 20.7%
2013 20.31 726th 847 14.3%
2014 22.14 729th 867 15.9%
2015 17.95 718th 859 16.4%
2016 33.93 539th 845 36.2%
2017 33.12 529th 847 37.5%
2018 39.26 476th 857 44.5%
2019 44.72 432nd 853 49.4%
2021 56.13 249th 802 69.0%
2022 47.66 419th 862 51.4%
2023 53.64 345th 855 59.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Phyllis E. Williams Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 49.17 287th 796 63.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Phyllis E. Williams Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 61.80 208th 788 73.6%
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Rank History for African American students at Phyllis E. Williams Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 73.13 56th 504 88.9%
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Data source: test scores: Maryland State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Open Quote My daughter was blessed with the opportunity to attend Phyllis E. Williams to learn Spanish, but there's a catch. The classrooms aren't properly staffed. In my opinion, most individuals have a hard enough time with the English language, but to learn a whole new language is another challenge in itself. There is one (1) teacher to 18-25 students, trying to learn Spanish, which isn't good and makes no sense. There needs to be a teachers aide or assistant in the classrooms, especially the lower grade levels, K-3rd grade. I would consider these students to be beginners to the language, whom require additional assistance. It's not up to another child learning the language to be required to assist another student, it's should be another adult whose qualified to teach and make sure they understand. My daughter has come home complaining she didn't understand what was taught in class, and I have to try to teach her as a beginner to the Spanish language myself. I don't see how this funded Specialty school expects children (the students) to thrive and advance in a program in which is inadequately staffed. Not to mention you have teachers who barely speak or understand the English language that are teaching our children. It may be their policy to speak only Spanish in the classroom, but you must communicate with me, as the parent in English! Where is the fairness in the situation? When will the constant complaints be addressed and fixed about proper staffing? What is being done with the funding for our children to learn, without worry of being left behind? In regular public schools, the ESL classrooms are properly staffed and the number of students to each teacher is less (5-15). Someone needs to make sure they get the assistance they need in the classroom, and they have a large enough lunch serving at school, because my 6 yr old comes home hungry everyday. The serving size for breakfast and lunch are like snacks, it's terrible. There's also the issue with no more days being set aside for Parent/Teacher conferences during the year, except if the parent reaches out to the teacher for time. The system is moving backwards in regression, and giving teachers more time off for so called development, and students less learning time in the classroom. It's a crying shame that Foreign institutions have a more profound and advanced learning system than the USA, and we spend more money on education. Something has to be done about making sure these issues are addressed.

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by a parent
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Open Quote This school was fine until it became a Spanish Immersion School. I have nothing against Latino/Hispanics, but the county itself is gentrifying this school to the point where they're nearly kicking out any student who is not Latino/Hispanic based on idiosyncrasies. Now that is unfair! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Phyllis E. Williams Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 34 537 9 6 0 n/a n/a 0 586
1990 42 602 20 12 1 n/a n/a 0 677
1991 30 649 20 17 3 n/a n/a 0 719
1992 32 680 15 22 4 n/a n/a 0 753
1993 23 707 9 28 2 n/a n/a 0 769
1994 25 780 15 26 2 n/a n/a 0 848
1995 25 765 13 37 5 n/a n/a 0 845
1996 25 765 13 37 5 n/a n/a 0 845
1997 17 804 15 36 2 n/a n/a 0 874
1998 20 679 12 26 0 n/a n/a 0 737
1999 28 667 6 37 4 n/a n/a 0 742
2000 23 711 6 30 3 n/a n/a 0 773
2001 22 683 5 23 5 n/a n/a 0 738
2002 15 659 5 23 3 n/a n/a 0 705
2003 15 659 5 23 3 n/a n/a 0 705
2004 13 622 4 19 6 n/a n/a 0 664
2005 11 576 5 19 10 n/a n/a 0 621
2006 11 529 5 13 7 n/a n/a 0 565
2007 12 486 8 17 3 n/a n/a 0 526
2008 8 430 6 14 2 n/a n/a 0 460
2009 5 402 6 9 1 n/a n/a 0 423
2010 5 397 3 10 1 n/a n/a 0 416
2011 6 374 7 11 1 1 8 0 408
2012 3 338 3 10 1 0 5 0 360
2013 3 348 1 6 0 1 2 0 361
2014 1 322 0 15 1 1 4 0 344
2015 3 275 2 15 0 0 2 0 297
2016 6 288 1 15 0 1 3 0 314
2017 6 294 2 17 0 1 4 0 324
2018 9 315 5 22 0 1 4 0 356
2019 16 341 7 32 2 1 4 0 403
2020 15 378 8 37 3 1 4 0 446
2021 16 316 5 42 4 0 9 0 392
2022 15 298 3 46 3 0 11 0 376
2023 15 259 4 62 4 0 10 0 354

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Phyllis E. Williams Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 586 26.4 22.1 n/a
1990 677 29.2 23.1 5.5
1991 719 33.2 21.6 5.3
1992 753 34.3 21.9 7.6
1993 769 36.2 21.2 7.4
1994 848 37.2 22.8 16.5
1995 845 37.6 22.5 23.9
1996 845 37.6 22.5 23.9
1997 874 37.9 23.1 26.3
1998 737 36.1 20.4 23.9
1999 742 36.2 20.5 37.6
2000 773 36.5 21.2 37.1
2001 738 36.7 20.1 38.6
2002 705 37.0 19.1 44.3
2003 705 37.0 19.1 44.3
2004 664 33.5 19.8 44.3
2005 621 37.0 16.8 46.2
2006 565 32.0 17.7 37.9
2007 526 30.2 17.4 38.6
2008 460 25.2 18.3 44.1
2009 423 22.9 18.5 44.9
2010 416 23.6 17.6 45.2
2011 408 22.7 17.9 48.5
2012 360 20.0 18.0 52.2
2013 361 18.5 19.4 50.1
2014 344 21.0 16.3 57.6
2015 297 23.0 12.9 52.2
2016 314 22.0 14.2 36.9
2017 324 24.1 13.4 38.9
2018 356 28.4 12.5 33.4
2019 403 28.9 13.9 29
2020 446 31.4 14.2 26
2021 392 31.5 12.4 28.3
2022 376 25.5 14.7 26.6
2023 354 26.8 13.2 34.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Phyllis E. Williams Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 586 26.4 22.1 n/a
1990 677 29.2 23.1 5.5
1991 719 33.2 21.6 5.3
1992 753 34.3 21.9 7.6
1993 769 36.2 21.2 7.4
1994 848 37.2 22.8 16.5
1995 845 37.6 22.5 23.9
1996 845 37.6 22.5 23.9
1997 874 37.9 23.1 26.3
1998 737 36.1 20.4 23.9
1999 742 36.2 20.5 37.6
2000 773 36.5 21.2 37.1
2001 738 36.7 20.1 38.6
2002 705 37.0 19.1 44.3
2003 705 37.0 19.1 44.3
2004 664 33.5 19.8 44.3
2005 621 37.0 16.8 46.2
2006 565 32.0 17.7 37.9
2007 526 30.2 17.4 38.6
2008 460 25.2 18.3 44.1
2009 423 22.9 18.5 44.9
2010 416 23.6 17.6 45.2
2011 408 22.7 17.9 48.5
2012 360 20.0 18.0 52.2
2013 361 18.5 19.4 50.1
2014 344 21.0 16.3 57.6
2015 297 23.0 12.9 52.2
2016 314 22.0 14.2 36.9
2017 324 24.1 13.4 38.9
2018 356 28.4 12.5 33.4
2019 403 28.9 13.9 29
2020 446 31.4 14.2 26
2021 392 31.5 12.4 28.3
2022 376 25.5 14.7 26.6
2023 354 26.8 13.2 34.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Phyllis E. Williams Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $339 (2.3%) $14,130 (97.7%) $14,469
2020 $311 (2.1%) $14,286 (97.9%) $14,596
2021 $594 (3.7%) $15,473 (96.3%) $16,067

Data source: Maryland Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Phyllis E. Williams Elementary

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

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Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
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Post pandemic (2022-2023)
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Ranks 432nd of 853 Elementary schoolsRanks 345th of 855 Elementary schools
 10.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students403354
 12.2%
African American341259
 24%
American Indian24
 100%
Asian74
 42.9%
Hispanic3262
 93.8%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White1615
 6.3%
Two or More Races410
 150%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients29%34.2%
 5.1%


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Students at Phyllis E. Williams Elementary are 73% African American, 18% Hispanic, 4% White, 3% Two or more races, 1% Asian, 1% American Indian.

Phyllis E. Williams Elementary ranks 345th of 855 Maryland elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 354 students attended Phyllis E. Williams Elementary.


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