Williston Schools

Summary:

Williston Schools is a public elementary school serving 942 students in grades PK-8 in Williston, Vermont, which is part of the highly-ranked Champlain Valley Unified Union School District. This high-performing school consistently outperforms the state average on standardized tests, ranking among the top 10-33 elementary schools in Vermont with a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Williston Schools' academic excellence is evident across all grade levels and subjects. In the 2022-2023 school year, 66.37% of 3rd graders and 77.23% of 4th graders were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to the state averages of 48.91% and 56.41%, respectively. In mathematics, 52.21% of 3rd graders and 46.53% of 4th graders were proficient or better, outpacing the state averages of 37.19% and 34.9%. The school's strong performance extends to specific student groups, with Williston Schools ranking 4th out of 46 Vermont elementary schools for male students and 1st out of 10 for special education students.

While Williston Schools' academic excellence is impressive, the region is home to other high-performing schools, such as Orchard School, Jericho Elementary School, and Thomas Fleming School. However, Williston Schools stands out for its efficient resource allocation, spending $11,879 per student, which is lower than some nearby schools like Chamberlin School ($15,829) and Hiawatha Elementary School ($16,129).


Detail:

Public PK, KG-8

 195 Central School Drive
       Williston, VT  05495


(802) 878-2762

District: Champlain Valley Unified Union School District #56

SchoolDigger Rank:
10th of 113 Vermont Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,879 Help


Students who attend Williston Schools usually attend:

High:    Champlain Valley Union High School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.8 Help
Number of students:  942

Racial breakdown:

White:
84.5%
Asian:
5.9%
African American:
3.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  15.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Williston Schools ranks better than 91.2% of elementary schools in Vermont. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 81.51. (See more...)
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Compare Details Williston Schools is not ranked due for the most recent year due to insufficient test score data. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 84.55. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Williston Schools has the largest elementary school student body size in the Champlain Valley Unified Union School District #56. Racial makeup is: White (84.5%), Asian (5.9%), African American (3.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 15.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Williston Schools is 11.8, which is the lowest among 4 elementary schools in the Champlain Valley Unified Union School District #56! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Williston Schools is $11,879. 2 elementary schools in the Champlain Valley Unified Union School District #56 spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Williston Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Williston Schools 10th of 113 Vermont public elementary schools. (See Williston Schools in the ranking list.)

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Champlain Valley Unified Union School District #56:

SchoolDigger ranks Champlain Valley Unified Union School District #56 4th of 51 Vermont school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Williston Schools

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Williston Schools

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.40 45th 142 68.3%
2019 66.85 33rd 138 76.1%
2021 74.27 32nd 148 78.4%
2022 77.84 26th 133 80.5%
2023 81.51 10th 113 91.2%
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Rank History for elementary school Special Education students at Williston Schools

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.48 7th 8 12.5%
2019 67.02 3rd 17 82.4%
2021 46.07 9th 16 43.8%
2022 49.27 5th 15 66.7%
2023 83.42 1st 10 90.0%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Williston Schools

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.13 20th 32 37.5%
2019 49.21 21st 42 50.0%
2021 70.42 7th 44 84.1%
2022 71.77 5th 38 86.8%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Williston Schools

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.95 11th 46 76.1%
2019 73.48 12th 66 81.8%
2021 73.62 15th 66 77.3%
2022 75.19 15th 61 75.4%
2023 74.78 8th 44 81.8%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Williston Schools

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.45 18th 46 60.9%
2019 54.63 28th 65 56.9%
2021 71.86 14th 67 79.1%
2022 74.70 15th 62 75.8%
2023 80.70 4th 46 91.3%
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Rank History for elementary school Asian students at Williston Schools

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 80.13 1st 1 0.0%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at Williston Schools

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.00 41st 117 65.0%
2019 68.57 37th 146 74.7%
2021 74.34 32nd 147 78.2%
2022 76.18 31st 145 78.6%
2023 76.46 26th 133 80.5%
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Data source: test scores: Vermont Agency of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Williston Schools

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Rank History for all middle school students at Williston Schools

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.60 10th 80 87.5%
2019 85.60 9th 89 89.9%
2021 72.96 16th 85 81.2%
2022 84.55 6th 68 91.2%
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Rank History for middle school Special Education students at Williston Schools

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.25 8th 15 46.7%
2019 47.76 11th 20 45.0%
2021 62.14 5th 20 75.0%
2022 95.30 1st 17 94.1%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Williston Schools

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.11 6th 25 76.0%
2019 59.74 9th 33 72.7%
2021 42.82 22nd 35 37.1%
2022 68.85 6th 27 77.8%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Williston Schools

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.48 9th 35 74.3%
2019 84.88 7th 46 84.8%
2021 80.19 6th 55 89.1%
2022 86.70 4th 39 89.7%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Williston Schools

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.72 3rd 34 91.2%
2019 85.15 5th 46 89.1%
2021 64.10 18th 54 66.7%
2022 79.60 7th 42 83.3%
2023 78.77 7th 30 76.7%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Williston Schools

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.45 15th 71 78.9%
2019 84.39 11th 87 87.4%
2021 76.29 17th 94 81.9%
2022 86.09 6th 91 93.4%
2023 79.62 17th 88 80.7%
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Data source: test scores: Vermont Agency of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Vermont Agency of Education

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Enrollment information for Williston Schools

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2018 1013 29 51 26 4 0 29 0 1152
2019 946 47 68 25 5 0 0 0 1091
2020 962 39 65 29 3 0 27 0 1125
2021 908 36 63 29 3 0 19 0 1058
2022 804 40 56 30 4 0 22 0 956
2023 796 32 56 30 4 0 24 0 942

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 Williston Schools

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2018 1152 70.3 16.3 11
2019 1091 71.5 15.2 10.9
2020 1125 74.2 15.1 11.3
2021 1058 76.5 13.8 13.7
2022 956 78.6 12.1 16.7
2023 942 79.5 11.8 15.3

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 Williston Schools

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2018 1152 70.3 16.3 11
2019 1091 71.5 15.2 10.9
2020 1125 74.2 15.1 11.3
2021 1058 76.5 13.8 13.7
2022 956 78.6 12.1 16.7
2023 942 79.5 11.8 15.3

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 Williston Schools

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $244 (2.1%) $11,635 (97.9%) $11,879

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Williston Schools

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

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 33rd of 138 Elementary schoolsRanks 10th of 113 Elementary schools
 15.1%
Ranks 9th of 89 Middle schoolsRanks 6th of 68 Middle schools
 1.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Williston Schools)5959.4
 0.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Vermont)49.541.2
 8.3%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Williston Schools)6161
 0%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Vermont)52.543.5
 9%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Williston Schools)6067
 7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Vermont)50.644
 6.6%
4th Grade Mathematics (Williston Schools)42.367
 24.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Vermont)46.538.3
 8.2%
5th Grade Science (Williston Schools)44.838.1
 6.7%
   5th Grade Science (Vermont)37.235.1
 2.2%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Williston Schools)58.150.5
 7.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Vermont)55.546.4
 9.1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Williston Schools)44.839.8
 5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Vermont)41.732.8
 8.9%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Williston Schools)65.854.8
 11%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Vermont)52.743.8
 8.9%
6th Grade Mathematics (Williston Schools)44.739.4
 5.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Vermont)38.530.2
 8.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Williston Schools)77.967.3
 10.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Vermont)56.245.9
 10.3%
7th Grade Mathematics (Williston Schools)58.744.2
 14.5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Vermont)43.332.1
 11.2%
8th Grade Science (Williston Schools)56.442.3
 14.1%
   8th Grade Science (Vermont)3930.9
 8.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Williston Schools)78.165.3
 12.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Vermont)52.943
 10%
8th Grade Mathematics (Williston Schools)57.946.9
 11%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Vermont)4028.6
 11.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students1091942
 13.7%
African American4732
 31.9%
American Indian54
 20%
Asian6856
 17.6%
Hispanic2530
 20%
Pacific Islander00
White946796
 15.9%
Two or More Races024
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients10.9%15.3%
 4.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Williston Schools

In the 2022-23 school year, 942 students attended Williston Schools.

Yes. Williston Schools ranks in the top 8.8% of Vermont elementary schools.

Students who attend Williston Schools usually go on to attend:

High : Champlain Valley Union High School

Students at Williston Schools are 85% White, 6% Asian, 3% African American, 3% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Vermont Agency of Education.

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