T.C. Williams High School

T.C. Williams High School

Grades 9-12
(grade 9 located at Minnie Howard Campus)
Hours: 8:35 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

3330 King Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22302
Phone: 703-824-6800
Fax: 703-824-6826
Map + Directions

Principal:
Suzanne Maxey

Web Page:
www.acps.k12.va.us/tcw/

Introduction

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.

Demographics

Enrollment (as of 9/2013):
2,569 students (grades 10-12)
715 students (grade 9)

  • African American: 36%
  • Asian/Pacific Islander and American Indian: 6%
  • Hispanic: 34%
  • White: 21%
  • Unspecifed: 3%

School Faculty

Number of Licensed Staff: 199
With post-graduate degrees: 76%

Academic Curriculum

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.

Technology

The Alexandria Schools launched a multi-year, multi-million dollar initiative to bring the latest technologies into the classroom, including computers, telephones, multimedia, Internet and CD-ROM 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.

Co-Curriculum Programs

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 team of administrators, psychologists, social workers, nurse and guidance counselors working to help students with their education and personal problems. They provide testing, counseling and other support services.

Business and Community Partners

  • Lockheed Martin Corporation

Special Events

Special Academic Programs

  • Academy of Finance
  • Advanced Placement/Honors
  • English as a Second Language
  • Special Education/Inclusion Program
  • Vocational Programs

Volunteers

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.


T.C. Williams High School is fully accredited. To learn more, review the Virginia School Report Card (PDF) on the Virginia Department of Education Web site or review recent Test Scores.