San José Unified Board of Education Selects Finalist for Superintendent

After several months of extensive community engagement and deliberation, the San José Unified Board of Education is pleased to announce the selection of a finalist for the position of Superintendent. Nancy Albarrán was selected from a pool of highly qualified candidates from our local region and across the country. Ms. Albarrán is currently serving as Interim Superintendent following the departure of Dr. Vincent Matthews in October 2015. Her formal approval as the next Superintendent of San José Unified is pending final action at an upcoming, regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting. For further information, please click here

Después de muchos meses de extensiva participación comunitaria y deliberación, la Mesa Directiva tiene el placer de anunciar su elección de la finalista al puesto de Superintendente. La señorita Nancy Albarrán fue electa dentro de un grupo de candidatos altamente calificados locales y de todo el país. La señorita Albarrán funge como Superintendente Interino desde de la partida del Dr. Vincent Matthews en octubre de 2015. Su aprobación formal como la siguiente Superintendente del Distrito Escolar Unificado de San José está en espera de la medida final en una próxima junta ordinaria de la Mesa Directiva.






Slide Show 2



Williams Elementary In Almaden Valley

News Update



(California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress)

Dear Williams Parents,

Last spring Williams students in grades 3,4 and 5 participated in the Smarter
Balanced Assessment (SBAC).  We view this test as one (of many) important
measures of what students are learning and what they know how to do
academically.  This test gives us a global idea of how our students are
learning and growing year to year and may help us guide future instruction. 
We do not, however, view it as a single test of student aptitude.  Because
SBAC testing requires a coordinated schedule and grade level computer
log-ins by classrooms, we do strongly encourage all students to be in
attendance and on time for school during their grade level’s testing week. 
The SBAC tests are presented in a very positive environment with their
classroom teachers and classmates present and participating.  Should you
have questions about SBAC testing, you may feel free to talk to your child’s
teacher or to schedule a meeting with the school principal who is available
to answer questions.

Grade 3 Testing Week: Apr 4th - 7th
Grade 4 Testing Week: Apr 19th - 22nd
Grade 5 Testing Week: Apr 25th - 29th

To learn more about the CAASPP assessments your student may take,
or the exemption process, please click:
CAASPP Parent Information

Devin Blizzard
Principal at Williams Elementary


SBAC Scores

Understanding Your Child’s Score Report

Volunteer Update

“New and returning Volunteers”  You can enroll now and during the summer as
a volunteer for the 2014-2015 school year.  Beat the rush!  The SJUSD district
has not updated the forms, so just cross out 2013-2014 and write 2014-2015 on

Volunteer Information


Williams’ Vision

All Williams students are inspired and prepared to succeed in a global society.

Williams’ Mission

Williams’s mission is to eliminate the opportunity gap and provide every student
with the finest 21st Century education.

Dog Sign

Office Hours

8:00AM - 4:00PM
(408) 535-6196
Fax - (408) 535-6525
Attendance Reporting Line - (408) 927-9388

Principal - Devin Blizzard
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

School Secretary -
Linda Opp
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Registrar - Anita Giluso
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)