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    William W. Hall

     William Wallace Hall

    William W. Hall Academy was named after William Wallace Hall.  Mr. Hall was born in Seat Pleasant, Maryland on March 15, 1914.  The eldest of twelve children, Mr. Hall attended and graduated from Prince George's County Public Schools.  After receiving his Bachelor of Science in Education from Bowie State College, Mr. Hall not only went on to receive his Master of Arts from New York University, he completed advance studies at the University of Maryland and George Washington University.

    William W. Hall served with distinction in the Prince George's County Public Schools.  Among his many accomplishments, he was an outstanding educator.  Mr. Hall was a teacher and principal of Chapel Hill and North Brentwood Elementary Schools.  He later served as Assistant Supervisor then Supervisor of elementary schools.  William Wallace Hall died on June 27, 1991 after thirty-six and one half years with Prince George's County Public Schools.

     William Hall Photo

    William W. Hall Elementary School opened its doors as a public school in August 2005.  Newly erected, William Hall's students come from the Seat Pleasant, Capitol Heights, Coral Hill, and Carmody Hill/Peppermill communities.  As a result of the county wide re-boundary, students from various existing elementary schools were transferred to William Hall.  Among these schools were Benjamin Foulois, Bradbury Heights, Capitol Heights, Concord, Doswell Brooks, Francis Scott Key, John Eager Howard, and Lyndon Hill which closed it's doors in June 2005. 

    Today, William W. Wall Elementary is the New William Hall Academy, serving students in grades PreK-8th.  With the new name and status, William Hall Academy is considered a middle school within PGCPS.

    In partnership with Prince George's County Parks and Planning Commission, William W. Hall will share some of its space with the Oakcrest Community Center.  Among the shared space is the library media center, the science and art rooms, the multipurpose room, and the gymnasium.