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George G. Tyler Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 628 students

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Posted May 9, 2014

We were happy with Tyler and the quality of education that my child received during her year there. The principal (Mrs. Perilla) is very active and involved at school. She is hands on, warm and welcome with the students. They do have a program for gifted students which reinforce the academic area where the child is talented, we really liked that choice. Based on my personal experience, Ms. Wilco (the person in charge of this program) was nice to the students but very cold and defensive with the parents. That is an area of improvement... other than that this school strive to deliver an above the standard education in a fun environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2014

My son goes to Tyler and he loves it! He likes to go to school and has learned a lot from the teachers there. He makes good friends too. Thank you, Tyler!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2013

Recently enrolled my son at Tyler and have found this experience very pleasant. The staff is welcoming and dedicated as well as professional and passionate about what they do. Couldn't be happier with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2012

Beware if you have a child that has special needs-this is not the school (or county) for your family. Disappointing treatment of both child and parents; more concerned with test scores and achieving school status than the education of ALL children-not just those that fit the mold and make them look good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2012

In 2012 Tyler transitioned from one great principal to another great principal. Excellent teachers and friendly staff. Tyler is a great school and a great experience for my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2012

Awesome third grade team! Allowing data to inform instruction creates successful outcomes! I enjoy the collegial environment of the third grade team compared to past experiences. We keep the mind of the student first and we strive to keep parents informed of the curriculum and instruction. Working with first rate teachers, including a world-class reading coach, innovative LD teacher and enthusiastic ESOL teacher makes for a win-win situation! Always a privilege to be a member of this faculty and staff, putting the child first! Finally, the PTO adds to the spirit of this great school!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 11, 2011

I can't say enough great things about Tyler Elementary! My family absolutely loves this school! Not only have we been very pleased with the teachers, but we are especially grateful for the extraordinary administrators there, particularly the ladies in the office who care for our children on a daily basis. Both of our kids were two grade levels behind in reading at the beginning of the school year and are both now reading on grade level. Everyone has gone above and beyond to give our kids what they need, not only academically, but emotionally. We are so thankful for everyone at Tyler, they have made an enormous and lasting impact on our children that will carry through their entire lives. Thank you to all of you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2010

My children received a first year teacher and a first year aid in the same classroom and that was very poor planning on the school's behalf.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2010

I am very glad that my child has the opportunity to attend Tyler. It's a wonderful school with dedicated teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2009

Tyler, has had a very positive impact on my son!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2009

My Kid just finished 2nd grade and I have to say that the teachers they have in the school are one of best. Overall its a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2009

My four children attend Tyler ES. Both me and my wife are active participants in the school programs and often have interaction with the teachers and staff as both of us are involved in the scout program (cub scouts and girl scouts). The staff is very proactive in reducing potential issues with the children. One of our children is very active and has needed extra attention during class. The teacher and the administration were very quick to work with us to develop a program specifically for him that would not impact the rest of the class but would also encourage him to stay on task. I cannot say enough about the quality of the education being provided at Tyler both through the normal class ciriculum as well as the Music, Art, START and other programs currently at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2009

As a staff member at Tyler I can't say enough about the students and faculty at Tyler. Absolutely top notch. If my children were in elementary school I would definitely bring them here.


Posted May 30, 2008

As a teacher in the Visiting International Faculty Program, I must say that the students and faculty/staff at Tyler Elementary are top rate! What a privilege to be here!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 16, 2008

My child recently transferred to Tyler from Mountain View. All I can say is that this has been a tremendous move for my daughter. She went from being just a number at her old school to being welcomed by name by the staff and faculty at Tyler. Her self esteem has skyrocketed. Thank you Tyler
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2008

This is one of the finest schools my child has ever attended. Very caring teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2008

Awesome school, I can't say enough about what this school has done for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
History and Social Science

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
English: Writing

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students82%
Female students82%
Male students82%
Black students80%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracial55%
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient students72%
Proficient in English84%

Math

All Students66%
Female students63%
Male students69%
Black students57%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracial36%
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient students61%
Proficient in English67%

Science

All Students87%
Female students86%
Male students89%
Black students80%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracial70%
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient students93%
Proficient in English87%
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 Students85%
Female students87%
Male students83%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students86%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial69%
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient students71%
Proficient in English88%

Math

All Students89%
Female students94%
Male students84%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students86%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial92%
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient students78%
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 Students79%
Female students79%
Male students79%
Black students54%
Asian students70%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient students62%
Proficient in English82%

English: Writing

All Students71%
Female students83%
Male students60%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient students58%
Proficient in English73%

Math

All Students78%
Female students76%
Male students81%
Black students46%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient students58%
Proficient in English82%

Science

All Students83%
Female students78%
Male students87%
Black students62%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient students75%
Proficient in English84%
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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14500 John Marshall Hwy
Gainesville, VA 20155
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