The district is implementing a campus consolidation plan for the 2024-25 school year. Starting in the fall, students who have been at the Williams Elementary campus on Oldgate Lane will attend school at the Park Crest Elementary campus at 2232 Parkcrest Drive.

Williams students will move to Park Crest Elementary for the 2024-25 school year. The combined school will be called Williams Elementary.

School name, colors and mascot

Quick Facts for 2024-25:

  • School name: M.D. Williams Elementary
  • Mascot: Panthers
  • Colors: Red and black
  • Principal: Krista McClure

The campus with the combined student body will use the M.D. Williams name, which honors the patriarch of the long-time Williams family of Garland.

Current plans are to retire the Park Crest name, which was based on the local neighborhood.

Culture and traditions

An essential part of this change is honoring the past while celebrating new opportunities and forming new combined campus cultures. Each campus has a unique and special history with achievements to be respected. Artifacts from Williams, such as trophies and plaques, will be collected and moved to the new location.

Dress code

Students at the combined school will continue to attend school in standardized dress.

Plans for the old building

The Williams facility at Oldgate Lane will be left empty. Plans for the future of the building have not yet been determined.

See the map below for the location of Williams in comparison to Park Crest. The distance between the two schools is 0.8 miles.

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The front façade of Park Crest ES.

The renamed Williams ES campus on 2232 Parkcrest Drive will be the school location for the combined student body of Park Crest and Williams students.

The front façade of Williams ES.

The former Williams campus on Oldgate Lane will be left empty. Plans for the future of the building have not yet been determined.

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