About Our School

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  • T.C. Williams, named after a former superintendent of schools who served from the mid-1930s until the mid-1960s, opened in 1965. In 2007, a new state-of the-art, environmentally green school opened its doors at the present site. T.C. is a well-respected, comprehensive high school with a current enrollment of approximately 3,600 students in grades 9–12 in the 2016-17 school year.

    Two campuses comprise T.C. Williams. The Minnie Howard Campus is home to ninth grade students, who participate in daily classes, sports, and extracurricular activities on the King Street Campus. The King Street Campus is home to students in grades 10 through 12. 

    The school draws from a population that is economically, racially, and ethnically diverse. As a cross-representation of American society, our diversity blends into a rich, heterogeneous student body. Students come from 80 countries and speak more than 60 languages. T.C. Williams boasts among the lowest counselor-to-student ratios nationally, to guide student-led development of individualized career and academic plans as well as a comprehensive school counseling program addressing the social/emotional needs of all students. 

    A Satellite Campus was launched in September 2012 as the first comprehensive, non-traditional satellite high school campus in Northern Virginia to deliver a 21st-Century curriculum through a hybrid online/onsite model offering flexible scheduling, internship opportunities, one-on-one student-centered support, and a new pathway to graduation to meet the varied needs of a diverse group of students.

    An International Academy was created in 2011 to support and empower approximately 600 English Language Learners with content mastery and language proficiency through rigorous, experiential, and project-based curricula for college and workforce readiness and to prepare them to become contributing members of our community and conscientious global citizens of the future. The Internship Program teaches International Academy eleventh grade students college and career readiness skills. In addition to formally starting the process to apply to college, students interview and secure a 15-week internship with local, partnering businesses. Students have the opportunity to serve the community while exploring career interests and developing career skills.

    Special Events

    • All-Night Graduation Party
    • Concerts
    • Science Fair
    • Titan Expo

    Special Academic Programs 

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

    T.C. Williams Data

    T.C. Williams High School is fully accredited. To learn more, review the Virginia School Report Card (PDF) on the Virginia Department of Education website or review recent test scores.

    Demographics

    Enrollment (as of 11/2017):
    2,732 students (grades 10-12)
    1,217 students (grade 9)

    • African American: 28.8%
    • Asian: 4.6%
    • Hispanic: 42.3%
    • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.2%
    • White: 22%
    • Multi-racial: 2.1%

    School Faculty

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