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Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools, Virginia

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Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools
Williamsburg, Virginia
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District Profile
Superintendent:Steven M. Constantino
Number of schools:15
Budget: $115.8 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Ruth Larson
Board members:7
Term length:4
Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools is a school district in Virginia that serves the independent city of Williamsburg and James City County. It is the 27th-largest school district in Virginia, serving 10,630 students in 15 schools with an operating budget of $115.8 million.[1]

About the district

Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools is located in Williamsburg, VA
Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools is located in Williamsburg, Virginia. It serves both the city of Williamsburg and the county of James City. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Williamsburg is home to 14,068 residents.[2]


In terms of average household income and poverty rate, Williamsburg underperformed in these areas. The average household income was $50,742 compared to $63,302 in the entire state. Williamsburg had a poverty rate of 16.1%, while the poverty rate for Virginia was 10.7%. In terms of graduation rate, Williamsburg overperformed with 93.6% compared to 86.6% statewide.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2010[2]
Race Williamsburg City (%) Virginia (%)
White 74.0 71.1
Black 14.0 19.7
Hispanic or Latino 6.7 8.4
Asian 5.7 6.0
American Indian 0.3 0.5
Two or More Races 3.5 2.6

Presidential Voting Pattern[3]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 63.3 34.6
2008 63.8 34.7
2004 51.3 47.8
2000 46.3 47.7

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[4] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.


The current superintendent of Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools is Steven M. Constantino, who was appointed to the position in February 2011. He has both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University College of New York at Potsdam and his Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration from the State University of New York at Cortland. He has varied experience in educational administration, and most recently before Williamsburg-James he served as deputy superintendent of Cobb County Schools in Georgia.[5]

School board

The Williamsburg-James City County School Board is comprised of seven members elected by district. They serve four year terms.[6]

Williamsburg-James City County School Board
Member Role District Term Ends
Ruth Larson Chair Berkeley-James City County 2015
Jim L. Kelly Vice Chair Jamestown-James City County 2017
Oscar Prater Parliamentarian City of Williamsburg (I) 2014
Heather Cordasco Member Roberts-James City County 2015
Elise Emanuel Member City of Williamsburg (II) 2015
Joe Fuentes Member Powhatan-James City County 2017
James P. Nickols Member Stonehouse-James City County 2015

School board elections

See also: Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools elections (2013)

Two seats on the Williamsburg-James City County School Board were up for election on November 5, 2013. One seat will be up for election in 2014 and four seats will be up in 2015.


The table below displays the budget for Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools[1]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2012-2013 $85,556,270 76% $11,503,067 10.2% $10,786,983 9.6% $0 0% $4,718,094 4.2% $112,564,414
2013-2014 $88,211,112 76.1% $11,887,456 10.3% $10,914,525 9.4% $0 0% $4,863,769 4.2% $115,876,862
Averages: $86,883,691 76% $11,695,261.5 10% $10,850,754 9% $0 0% $4,790,931.5 4% $114,220,638

Teacher salaries

Teachers in the Williamsburg-James City County Public School District earn annual salaries based on years on the job as well as educational achievement. The salary schedule accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule for the 2011-2012 school year:[7]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
BA 38,077 49,961
BA + 15 38,649 55,974
MA 39,614 61,785
MA + 15 40,208 65,886
MA + 30 41,415 69,560
Doctorate 43,279 72,690

Schools in Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools


Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools serves 10,630 students, as of 2012-2013 enrollment data. Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools does not publicly archive enrollment data.

District schools

Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools operates 15 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[8]

Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools
School Name
Clara Byrd Baker Elementary School
Berkeley Middle School
J. Blaine Blayton Elementary School
D.J. Montague Elementary School
Hornsby Middle School
James River Elementary School
Jamestown High School
Lafayette High School
Matoaka Elementary School
Matthew Whaley Elementary School
Norge Elementary School
Rawls Byrd Elementary School
Stonehouse Elementary School
Toano Middle School
Warhill High School

Academic Performance

The Commonwealth of Virginia assesses schools based on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other statewide assessments; schools receive two accountability ratings a year based on student performance on these assessments. SOL tests assess student performance in English, math, science and history. Ratings are also given based on school and school division adherence to the goals of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which requires 100 percent proficiency in reading and mathematics by 2014. School's state accreditation is based on performance in English, history, mathematics and science. Schools and school divisions, as well as the State, are rated as achieving Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if they meet or exceed annual benchmarks in reading and mathematics.[9]

Williamsburg-James City County Public School Division did not make AYP for the 2009-2010 school year.[10]

School Grade Enrollment Made Adequate Yearly

Progress for 2009?

Berkeley Middle 6 - 8 848 No
Clara Byrd Baker Elementary Pre-K - 5 575 Yes
D.J. Montague Elementary Pre-K - 5 614 Yes
J. Blaine Blayton Elementary N/A N/A N/A
James Blair Middle 6 - 8 643 No
James River Elementary Pre-K - 5 485 Yes
Jamestown High 9 – 12 1,232 Yes
Lafayette High 9 – 12 1,114 Yes
Lois Hornsby Middle N/A N/A N/A
Matoaka Elementary Pre-K - 5 688 Yes
Matthew Whaley Elementary K - 5 456 Yes
Norge Elementary Pre-K - 5 691 Yes
Rawls Byrd Elementary Pre-K - 5 582 Yes
Stonehouse Elementary Pre-K - 5 878 Yes
Toano Middle 6 - 8 859 No
Warhill High 9 – 12 1,132 Yes
Budget Y
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Elected Officials Y
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Administrative Officials Y
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Audits Y
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Public Records Y
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Academics Y
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Background Checks

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Transparency grading process

Website evaluation

In 2011 the school district earned a Sunny Awards for having a perfect website transparency score.

Main article: Evaluation of Virginia school district websites

This was last evaluated on March 5, 2013.

The good

  • Budget
    • Budgets, including revenue information, are available.[11]
    • Budgets are archived to 2003.
  • Meetings
    • School Board agendas, minutes, and recordings are available.[12]
    • Minutes and agendas are archived to 2008.
    • Meeting calendar is postd.[13]
  • Elected Officials
    • Contact information for school board members is available.[14]
  • Administration
    • Contact information for district administration officials is posted.[15]
  • Contracts
    • Vendor contract bids and awards information is available[16]
    • Employee contracts are posted.
  • Audits
    • Annual audits are posted.[17]
    • Audits are archived to 2003.
  • Public Records
    • Section K: School Community Relations of the Williamsburg-James City County School Policy Manual includes Public Information Request procedures in compliance with the Freedom of Information Act.[18]
    • Information on the teacher pay scales is provided.[19]
  • Academics
    • Academic performance information is available.[20]
  • Background Checks
    • Information on teacher background check policies is available.[21]

Contact information

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Williamsburg-James City County School Board
117 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
Phone: (757) 603-6400

External links

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See also