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Tarrallton Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 441 students

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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted Friday, 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.


Posted May 3, 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


Posted April 3, 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


Posted 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


Posted October 5, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted January 4, 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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%
History and Social Science

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
English: Writing

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
86%

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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students79%
Female students83%
Male students76%
Black students83%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

Math

All Students68%
Female students70%
Male students68%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students66%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English68%

Science

All Students87%
Female students83%
Male students89%
Black students92%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
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 Students73%
Female students80%
Male students68%
Black students45%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%

Math

All Students80%
Female students81%
Male students80%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
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

English: Reading

All Students73%
Female students77%
Male students68%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

English: Writing

All Students73%
Female students70%
Male students76%
Black students58%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Math

All Students71%
Female students70%
Male students72%
Black students58%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students67%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%

Science

All Students69%
Female students70%
Male students67%
Black students42%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%
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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2080 Tarrallton Dr
Norfolk, VA 23518
Phone: (757) 531-1800

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