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Norfolk, VA
Students enrolled: 441

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2080 Tarrallton Dr
Norfolk, VA 23518

(757) 531-1800
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March 30, 2015
This school is horrible!!! The teachers are great but their administrative side is horrible. My daughter has been struggling for two years with dyslexia and other issues and they refuse to give her an IEP. My husband and I have made several attempts to get them what they needed just like they asked and three meetings later they still are denying her and are saying its not enough. Even their own first grade teacher at the meeting agreed with my husband and myself. They have changed their story on several occasions and when asked several questions either became quiet or played word games especially the school phycologist. All this to get my child the help she needs and deserves. I would not live in this area or go to this school if you can avoid it. If you want whats best for your child take them to a school that cares and will give your child all the oppertunities they deserve.

- submitted by a parent

March 07, 2015
This school is great. I have several children here in different grade levels. I do believe that it starts at the top and the principal, Ms. Gibson, is so wonderful. She is compassionate, caring, hands on and involved. I have met and worked with many positive and caring teachers and staff here. I am a big fan of Tarrallton elementary.

- submitted by a parent

November 07, 2014
The school itself is a nice school and all the staff seems to be nice but I have an issue with the way the online services to pay the lunch is done. They cannot pull the confirmation for the payment that I made (which I have the printout and even offered to fax it), they dis-enrolled my son from my account and added a different child. Then when I tried to call them to make the changes its as if no one can do anything to fix the problem. I spoke to Tricia in the cafeteria, Ms. Jones in the office, and Robin at the downtown office. Does anyone know how to fix this. I mean seriously. What is the point of a confirmation number if you can't do anything with it. Word to the wise don't make online payments if you do they will mess up your account and you will be out and everyone acts like "OH WELL".

- submitted by a parent

September 12, 2014
I work at a daycare and do before and after school care. We have a 4th grader here that is getting bullied everyday and today I picked her up and her finger was black and blue. She said a girl in her class slammed something on her finger and smiled when she did it. She told the teacher and her teacher did nothing about it. This has to change.

- submitted by a community member

May 03, 2014
This school is FANTASTIC. The principal is so involved and truly cares about all of the students. The front office is always very helpful and involved. Teachers are wonderful. The music teacher is THE best with a wonderful sense of humor and makes music so fun for the kids. We will be moving this summer, but we are so grateful for the wonderful memories and caring that Tarrallton has given my family. This school is hidden gem, we will miss it.

- submitted by a parent

April 03, 2014
this is school is one of the best in the area and i cannot wait to enroll my stepson to this school.

- submitted by a parent

September 29, 2013
Being a military family, there is always a need to change schools come PCS season. Both my kids attended this school K-1. I was very impressed by their progress. They excelled academically, both there and in their new school. The teachers are great and involved. The environment is safe and bullying was never an issue. They have a lot of extracurricular activities that keep the students and parents engaged.

- submitted by a parent

October 05, 2012
We have sent 4 children to this school over the past 4 years and it has been a great experience. All the teachers have been excellent, the principal is very involved and each child knows her and she knows them on a first name basis. Our oldest two have been in the gifted program which has served them well. We have received orders to San Diego and I can only hope to find a school as good as this one.

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May 17, 2012
I have had three children go through this school. They are fantastic. Their academic and gifted services are superior. The teachers communicate well. The principal is fantastic. The nurse is also wonderful. I cannot tell you how much I love the office staff. We are a military family and have spent the last 6 years in this school. My youngest, currently in 2nd grade, is sad to leave as we are retiring. My children loved every one of their teachers here. My oldest left elementary school for a magnet middle school in NPS and was well prepared, if not above average for the program. I cannot say enough about this fine school!

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May 18, 2011
My son has went to tarrallton for pre-k and kindergarden. He loves the teachers as do my husband and I. Everyone at Tarrallton is great :) The office ladies are awsome at getting you the info and help you need, and the teachers are very good with communicating with the parents. Very pleased with the whole school.

- submitted by a parent

January 04, 2011
My daughter has attended this school since 3rd grade and I have never had any problems. They teacher/parent communication is great! They are willing to help all their students. My daughter adored each teacher she had. She is currently in 5th grade and she will be sad to leave. i also agree that all emails are answered promptly. Not to mention the school trips they have and fundraisers which are always fun for students & parents too. We are glad we moved into this area and found this great school!

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March 21, 2010
My eldest child attended this school from 4th-5th grade. My younger son has spent 2+ years in this school. The teachers are fabulous. They have excellent relationships with the students. I love that my son's teacher will email me back in a drop of a hat. Parent-Teacher communication is wonderful! The Principal is always 'in the know' and also has excellent communication. The office ladies are fabulous. This was a great change from Willoughby Elementary. They have the only rock climbing wall in the district!

- submitted by a parent

July 28, 2008
My son went here for Pre-K. I was very impressed with the outcome and the excellent preparation for Kindergarden.

- submitted by a parent

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Tarrallton Elementary School
2080 Tarrallton Dr, Norfolk, VA  23518
(757) 531-1800
Last modified Tarrallton Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Tarrallton Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top