Staff & Students

Who We Are


Welcome to Daniel Hale Williams school where we cultivate a deep love for reading and foster the spirit of community. We believe that reading is the foundation for lifelong learning, and we’re passionate about inspiring each student to become an avid reader.


Our curriculum is rich with diverse literature that sparks curiosity, fuels imagination, and broadens worldviews.


But our commitment goes beyond academics. We are a community-focused school that understands the value of collaboration, empathy, and mutual support. Our students learn the importance of giving back through various community service projects and outreach programs. These initiatives help them develop a strong sense of social responsibility, nurturing them into compassionate leaders of tomorrow.



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Ignite a Love for Reading and connect with the community through our school

Our school is alive with the rustle of pages turning, as we immerse our students in a world of words, stories, and ideas. Our diverse library and innovative reading programs inspire curiosity, broaden horizons, and create confident readers who are eager to explore the vast landscapes of knowledge.

But our mission extends beyond the classroom. Rooted in the heart of our community, we encourage our students to lend a helping hand, fostering empathy and understanding. Through community service projects and local partnerships, our students learn the invaluable lessons of kindness, cooperation, and civic responsibility.

Step into our elementary school, where we’re not just teaching children to read, we’re raising a generation of thoughtful, caring, and engaged citizens. Join us on this exciting journey and watch your child’s love for reading and community spirit flourish!


Principal's Message

As we enter into a new year, I wanted to extend my excitement about the journey ahead at Daniel Hale Williams School. As we embark on another successful school year, I am eager to share with you our vision of promoting literacy and a passion for reading, strengthening our focus on STEM education, and building a culture and community that is centered around elevating all "SHIPS": Relationships, Ownership, Leadership, and Scholarship.

Over the past few years, we have witnessed a significant shift in how we approach education. It has become increasingly clear that by working together, we can achieve more and create a more enriching learning experience for our scholars. Our collective efforts have taught us valuable lessons about the power of effective relationship-building and the importance of engaging all stakeholders in the learning process—especially our PARENTS.

I am supremely excited about the ways in which we will leverage our culture and climate to lift all "SHIPS" at Williams. We have the tools, resources, and talent within our school to create a learning environment that is not only engaging and supportive, but also rigorous and challenging. By embracing these ideals, we are setting the stage for a healthy and prosperous year for the entire Williams School Community.

I invite each one of you to join me in proclaiming our commitment to a year filled with growth, learning, and success. Let us approach each day with renewed vigor and vigilance, knowing that TOGETHER, we are Williams Strong!

Thank you for your continued support and dedication to Daniel Hale Williams Elementary. Here's to a fantastic school year ahead!

Linda Golston

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Location: 1320 E. 19th Ave, Gary, IN 46407

Telephone: (219)881-3600

School Hours: M-F: 7am – 4pm

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