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Tucker-Capps Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 362 students

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Posted August 13, 2013

My daughter attended Tucker Capps from 2nd-5th grade and absolutely loved it!! The administration is awesome and the teachers have high expectations of their students. Behavioral problems appeared to be minimal and the school climate was motivating and caring. Great School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2013

TC has been wonderful for our kids. We specifically wanted to send them to a magnet school and heard great things about TC from other parents. After getting custody, we discovered that our children were both significantly behind their peers academically and we were very concerned about how we could possibly catch them up. In just half a school year at TC, they both improved immensely and we are thrilled with the structure, rigor and quality of the education they are receiving at TC. Both children are now performing at the level of their peers. The teachers are consistent with their structured methods, and their communication with parents is fantastic - we never have to wonder how the children are performing. Both of our kids seem very happy and well-adjusted in their new school - a testament to the positive environment the school creates.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2013

Tucker Capps may have been *great* at one time, but now it appears to not be the case. There are some teachers who are wonderful, but most act like they don't want to be there. The principal is extremely overbearing and passive aggresive. Be very careful around her, she will address you like one of the kids at the school. Also, teachers will single kids out and make their lives miserable. After talking with other parents, it seems to be rampant in the school. As long as you bow down to the principal and her staff you are ok, the moment you question anything they will target you and your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

This school has great teacher's and my child and other's learn alot, and there is alot of honor roll children! So that tells you alot!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

I LOVE TC! It is a wonderful school the staff and teachers are wonderful. They are dedicated and hardworking to make a safe learning environment for our children. We have a great parental involvement and the PTA is wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

I LOVE TC! It is a wonderful school the staff and teachers are wonderful. They are dedicated and hardworking to make a safe learning environment for our children. We have a great parental involvement and the PTA is wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2007

Our daughter is in 1st Grade at Tucker Capps and we are thrilled with the structure that is established in the classes. This structure has allowed her to excel in the classroom and in other outside activities. I have always found the entire staff very helpful and they all make a point to learn the students names which makes them all feel valued and appreciated. The teachers are there for the children and do everything they can to help the children succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2007

Our daughter excelled in K far more than expected, she had a very caring and teacher who really worked hard at keeping everyone on track. Despite our daughters special needs (aspergers, adhd , no meds) the school went the extra mile to work with me and kept open communication and provided counseling when needed. All together I belive Tucker Caps is a wonderful school and the entire staff is great! Send your kids here with no reservation...
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
75%
History and Social Science

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

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

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 70% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
84%
English: Writing

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

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
97%
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 Students85%
Female students89%
Male students80%
Black students81%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

Math

All Students79%
Female students81%
Male students76%
Black students69%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

Science

All Students92%
Female students95%
Male students88%
Black students88%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
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 Students56%
Female students63%
Male students50%
Black students47%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students59%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English56%

Math

All Students81%
Female students84%
Male students77%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%
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 Students68%
Female students73%
Male students63%
Black students58%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%

English: Writing

All Students67%
Female students75%
Male students58%
Black students53%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%

Math

All Students72%
Female students77%
Male students67%
Black students61%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%

Science

All Students80%
Female students81%
Male students79%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%
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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