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Madison Elementary School, 1953
Wendell P. Williams, 2002


        Madison Elementary school was originally named for James Madison, Jr. the fourth President of the United States (1809–1817). The school was converted to a Sixth Grade Center in 1971.
     Madison School was torn down in 1997 and rebuilt in 1998 and renamed in 2002 for Wendell P. Williams, who was very active in local and state politics. He served in the state legislature from 1987 to 2001 representing Assembly District 6. For a period of time he was Chairman of the Assembly Education Committee. Mr. Williams graduated with a M.Ed. from Southern University in Louisiana, his home state. His service to the community includes Founder and Chairman, Board of Directors Martin Luther King Jr. Committee, and KCEP radio talk show host.
      In 2012, the school's enrollment was 313 for grades K-5. It is the location of the Prime 6 Parent Center, which provides parent training, GED courses and resources to parents in the Prime 6 community. A unique program at Williams is a tutoring program by the 100 Black Men organization, which mentors 4th and 5th grade students. Also, there is an after school tutoring program through a federal grant. In 2009, Williams earned the honor of becoming an Empowerment School. Their donor sponsor is Nevada Women’s Philanthropy. Other business partners include Caesar’s Entertainment and Dollar General. 


Madison Elementary School - Photo 1973
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Williams Elementary School - Rebuilt in 1998 - Photo 2012
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