T.C. Williams High School
(grade 9 located at Minnie Howard Campus)
Hours: 8:35 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
3330 King Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22302
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Jesse Dingle, Ed.D.
T.C. Williams is one of the most respected, comprehensive high schools in the country. Its facilities and its top students compare favorably with the best private schools.
T.C. Williams is named for a former superintendent of schools who served from the mid-1930s until the mid-1960s. The school opened in 1965 and has served the Alexandria community and tens of thousands of students well.
Enrollment (as of 9/2015):
2,619 students (grades 10-12)
975 students (grade 9)
- African American: 33.8%
- Asian: 5.3%
- Hispanic: 37.7%
- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.4%
- Native American: 0.2%
- White: 20.9%
- Multi-racial: 1.7%
Number of Licensed Staff: 199
With post-graduate degrees: 76%
T.C. Williams offers a curriculum of 188 courses and it is one of the few Virginia schools which teaches organic chemistry. Five years of French, German, Latin and Spanish are offered. Many faculty members serve as readers and consultants for the national AP program.
In 2003 Alexandria City Public Schools launched a multi-year, multi-million dollar initiative to bring the latest technologies into the classroom, including computers, tablets, telephones, multimedia, and Internet research capabilities. With its media center and fiber optic network, a completely automated library, and connections to the Internet, T.C. Williams is taking its place as one of the best technologically equipped schools in the country. ACPS currently provides a one touch screen capable Google Chromebook to every student in grades 9-12. This device is provided to the student to be able to create and access instructional materials. Students have access to a student helpdesk on the second floor above the lunchroom in room B232 where personnel are stationed to help with students resolve their technology needs.
Students may participate in 21 interscholastic sports. Approximately one third of the students are involved in one or more sports during the year. In addition to athletic facilities and fields at the school, the district owns and maintains a rowing facility on the Potomac River for its crew teams. Teams compete in the Patriot Conference in the Region 6A of the Virginia High School League. The school has a tradition of success in district, regional, state, national, and international competition. T.C. Williams is one of only two school districts in Virginia to require a 2.0 grade point average for athletic eligibility. More than 75% of our student-athletes annually achieved a 3.0 grade point average or above.
There are more than 90 clubs and organizations in which students may participate. From the National Honor Society to the Art Club to the Dance Squad, there is something of interest for everyone. Students are encouraged to participate in co-curricular activities.
School Support Team
T.C. Williams has a school support team comprised of the school psychologist, social worker, special education department chair, nurse and director of school counseling. The team meets weekly to discuss referrals from teachers and parents. They create a plan of action which offers academic, behavioral and emotional support for students.
Business and Community Partners
- Lockheed Martin Corporation
Special Academic Programs
- Academy of Finance
- Advanced Placement/Honors
- English as a Second Language
- Special Education/Inclusion Program
- STEM Academy
- Vocational Programs
Parents and community volunteers play a key role in the education and welfare of the students of T.C. Williams. They tutor students, arrange special events and chaperone field trips. The Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) provides both financial and other support.