« Back to compare
/ / / School Profile

Contact this school

1701 W. El Rio Drive
Tucson, AZ 85745

School website
(520) 225-6060
(520) 225-3401
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Tully Elementary Accelerated Magnet School address.

August 11, 2015
My child attended Tully Elem for one year. Their teacher was nice and communicated with me excellently. What had me give this school a bad rating was the fact that my child was bullied at this school and the zero tolerance is basically slapping the bullies on the wrist when reported. My child's teacher did what she could and agreed that some kids at the school get away with things. I've noticed a parental clique as well so I am not certain if that plays a part in these situations. All in all, my child goes to a different school that cares about safety and focuses on education.

- submitted by a parent

January 28, 2014
My sons first school since he was 3 (pre kinder) with Mrs. Janet and Mrs. Reyna ! They truly are amazing !! They care about each individual kid ! My son loves her and even after we moved to Colorado he still asks for her ! Will be going back to thank her for everything she did with him !!!

- submitted by a parent

April 19, 2013
Tully has always had excellent dedicated teachers, and until recently has had some of the highest scores in the district. The demise of Tully has occured due to very poor and unimaginative leadership. Run as fast as you can.

- submitted by a teacher

August 26, 2011
Questionable leadership, low teacher morale, unusual staff domination over all fiscal aspects of fundraising & spending of PTO funds (without adequate bookkeeping) and a very undemocratic, adversarial past PTO (where the leaders resented anyone who questioned the way the PTO operated or when voting on matters was requested by its members during PTO meetings) were major reasons we didn't select Tully for our children's future educational experience. That and TUSD/Tully were unable to attract enough enough GATE children to the school's 1st and 2nd grade self-contained GATE classes (while other schools in area had adequate numbers to sustain their GATE programs for all grade levels). Tully's student population is comprised primarily of children from lower income, immigrant and refugee households that requires directing a lot of its resources towards the challenges of meeting their educational and social needs. I hope that TUSD leadership & the Principal will work to overcome some of these issues and make the school a more inviting place where kids (and parents who want to be involved) can have a rich educational, recreational and social experience while getting great AIMS results!

- submitted by a parent

September 11, 2006
Self Contained Gifted and Talented (GATE) program at this school traditionally fairly strong. No GATE certified 1st Grade Teacher currently. School is fairly factioned leading to 3 principals in 2 years, and lagging parental support. This causes trouble in terms of staff turnover, loss of additional funding (grants) and falling test scores. No longer has a bilingual program in every grade. Band and orchestra is available in fourth and fifth grades. School does offer Art and P.E. - but nothing special that you could not get at an OMA (Opening Minds Through the Arts) school. Overall, school could turn around - if principal decides to utilize resources in a more effective manner (i.e. listen to his site council and staff instead of dictate, and let PTA operate without so much supervision).

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 27, 2006
Great community, dedicated staff. One bilingual class per grade. Self-contained GATE strand has very talented teachers and amazing kids. Art teacher's curriculum is very imaginative. Music program available starting 3rd grade.

- submitted by a parent

January 27, 2006
The GATE program at Tully is very good. The teacher to student ratio is typically lower than most regular public schools. There is a strong math and writing program. The lack of musical and dramatic enrichment is a downside.

- submitted by a parent
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Find out what parents are saying about Tully Elementary Accelerated Magnet School


Nearby homes and rentals

Last modified: August 11, 2015

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.

GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Tully Elementary Accelerated Magnet School
1701 W. El Rio Drive, Tucson, AZ  85745
(520) 225-6060
Last modified Tully Elementary Accelerated Magnet School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Tully Elementary Accelerated Magnet School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top