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Tussing Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 607 students

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Posted September 2, 2011

My son has attended this school since kindergarten and we have loved it! The staff is very caring and loving and I truly love the front office! They know every child and Mr Staples and Mrs Johnson-Eley run that school with a firm but loving hand!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2010

Absolutely a great school! We are a military family and this is the school we compare other schools against! Everything is just wonderful; super teachers that genuinely live the kids, and so much for them to do! I would agree with the 4 stars for extracurricular activities because they could use some additional activities that are separate from PTO activities. Other than that, a very nurturing environment for your child! -Heather Lenz
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Posted October 16, 2003

I attended Tussing Elementary as a child, and now my daughter is experiencing this wonderful school! I can't even begin to say what a terrific school Tussing is. Teachers, administration, parents - everyone connected to this school. They have been more help to our family than I think any other elementary school around could possibly be. I don't know how we would have made it through without their support! If you want the best Tussing Elementary tops them all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2003

We've been out of the school environment for 36+ yrs.When we gained custody of our 8 yr old granddaughter we needed help! The entire Tussing staff stepped up to the bat. We have had constant support and encouragement. We thank God for the Tussing staff and all the parents. Now that we are retired, we want to give back as much support as we can to the school system that has given our family so much. In fact they have become a precious part of our family.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 72% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 87% in 2012.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 70% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 84% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 73% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 71% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 89% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students81%
Female students83%
Male students80%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

Math

All Students60%
Female students56%
Male students65%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students63%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English59%

Science

All Students92%
Female students91%
Male students93%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities79%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students73%
Female students68%
Male students80%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%

Math

All Students75%
Female students69%
Male students82%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students70%
Female students72%
Male students67%
Black students42%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%

English: Writing

All Students60%
Female students64%
Male students55%
Black students58%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students61%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English60%

Math

All Students60%
Female students63%
Male students56%
Black students33%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students65%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English61%

Science

All Students73%
Female students70%
Male students77%
Black students33%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".

About the tests


Virginia school accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other assessments in English, history/social science, math and science. The 2009-2010 ratings are based on passing rates on tests taken during the 2008-2009 school year or on overall achievement during the three most recent years. Schools are identified as either Fully Accredited, Accredited with Warning, Conditionally Accredited or Accreditation Denied.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. David K. Staples

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5501 Conduit Rd
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
Phone: (804) 524-3440

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