Williamsburg Community School District enjoys a history deep in
tradition. The 2016-17 school year will mark the 131st year of
consecutive public school education under the name the Williamsburg
Community School istrict. It's a community that brings families and educators
together to create an environment of life long learning, achievement and
excellence. WCSD is a community where academics, the fine arts and athletics are all highly valued and vigorously supported.
District is a rural community of roughly 3,000
people located approximately 25 miles west of Iowa City.
It encompasses 202 square miles within its boundaries. The school district is located in Iowa and Johnson
counties. The towns of Williamsburg, Parnell, and Conroy are located
in the district.
MARY WELSH ELEMENTARY (PK-6th grade)
Welsh Elementary was constructed in 1999 and originally housed grades
3-6. In 2001, ten additional classrooms were added and second grade
moved from Williamsburg Elementary. In the spring of 2012 our PK-1
students moved from Williamsburg Elementary to the newly constructed
wing. A Tornado Safe multi-purpose room was completed in the spring of 2015. Currently there are approximately 580 students enrolled in grades PK-6. For grades K-3, the district proudly supports a 20:1
student to teacher ratio. Mary Welsh also provides an Integrated Early Childhood Special Education PK.
WILLIAMSBURG JUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (7th-12th grade)
Jr/Sr High School was constructed in 1957 with five major additions
completed in 1962, 1966, 1970, 2002, and 2012. Over the past 15 years,
this facility has experienced numerous updates and new construction. The
most recent updates include, a new science wing, Tornado Safe Shelter,
remodeled library, auditorium, Family Consumer Science classrooms, and
the front/administrative office area. It presently has an approximate
enrollment of 524 students in grades 7-12.
The 2014-15 enrollment of the district is 1104 resident
students. Williamsburg has been fortunate as its
student population has remained steady over the past years. The open enrollment option allowing parents
to send their children to our district has added 70 students to the
Williamsburg Enrollment. Indications are
that the open enrollment trend into Williamsburg
will continue and possibly increase in succeeding years.
District employs 98 teachers, including Title I,
English Language Learners, Special Education, and Talented and Gifted. Given the number of students within the
district, students experience a favorable student to teacher ratio. The school district also provides an alternative school, and students
can also attend Kirkwood
Community College for
PSEO and college credit.