Fannie C. Williams School

Fannie C. Williams, New Orleans Educator


Fannie C. Williams was born in Biloxi, Mississippi. In 1904, she graduated from Straight College, a school that later merged with New Orleans University. In 1920, she received two degrees from Michigan State College, a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Pedagogy.

When she returned to New Orleans in 1921, Williams taught at Valena C. Jones Normal School, a school established to train African American teachers and then certify them to work in the school system. She would later serve as principal of the school. She was instrumental in having a nursery and a kindergarten class established for African Americans in the public school system and established an annual child health day when medical professionals visited schools and performed their service free of charge.

Her influence extended beyond the Orleans Parish School system. She participated in three White House Conferences during the administrations of U. S. Presidents Herbert Hoover, Franklin Roosevelt, and Harry Truman. Williams served as president of the National Association of Teachers in Colored Schools and on the board of directors of Dillard University and Flint-Goodridge Hospital.

In 1977, she was the recipient of awards from the American Teachers Association and the National Teacher's Association. She died in 1980 at the age of 98.

School Demographics

Our school is located in Eastern New Orleans. We have approximately 600 students in grades Pre-K through 8th grade. Breakfast begins at 7:30a.m. The school day starts at 8:00a.m. and ends at 3:15p.m.

Our school has two computer labs, a marching band, auxiliary groups, and a library that contain books from the Laura Bush Foundation. Our curriculum includes: Mathematics, Language Arts, Reading, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, Computer Literacy, Art, Library Skills, and Music.

School-Wide Discipline Plan

"Home of the Warriors"

Positive Behavior Support (PBS)

At Fannie C. Williams School, we believe each member of our school community is responsible for maintaining an environment that promotes quality teaching and learning for all.

Based on this behalf, we have attempted to clearly define acceptable versus unacceptable conduct, identify possible interventions to address unacceptable conduct, and ensure that all interventions are applied fairly, promptly, and appropriately.

Our "Student Code of Conduct" applies to all students who are on school property, in attendance at school or at any school sponsored activity, whether on-campus or off-site, or whose conduct at any time or place directly impacts the operations and/or general welfare of our school community.

Warriors are always...

Prompt, Polite, Productive, and Prepared.