The Williamsburg Community School District enjoys a history deep in tradition. The 2020-21 school year will mark the 135th year of consecutive public school education under the name the Williamsburg Community School District. 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.
The Williamsburg Community School District is a rural district of roughly 5500 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.
WILLIAMSBURG JUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (7th-12th grade)
Williamsburg 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. In the fall of 2017, a new competitive gymnasium was added on to the Jr/Sr High School. The building presently has an approximate enrollment of 524 students in grades 7-12.
The 2019-20 enrollment of the district is 1063 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.
The Williamsburg Community School District employs 101 administrators, 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.
Mary 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
The Kirkwood Community College Center is located at 200 West Street in Williamsburg. Kirkwood Community College offers 2 year college degrees, high school completion courses, as well as continuing education courses. You can visit their website at: www.kirkwood.edu
Williamsburg is also home to the Lutheran Interparish School (LIS). LIS is affiliated with the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod. Enrollment in grades kindergarten through eighth grade is approximately 200 students. The school also provides preschool with an enrollment of 40-50 students per year. The staff is made up of 15 certified staff members.