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Tanners Creek Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 708 students

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2012:
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Posted April 8, 2014

This school is amazing. My children's teachers work with them because they're advanced and are very patient with them. I always see the principle in the morning and afternoon keeping an eye on her students. I am very sad I am moving out of state because they won't be continuing there soon. Excellent school and amazing principle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2012

This school has a dedicated staff of Classroom and Resource teachers. However, the discpline in this school has really gone down hill this past year. During the SOLs my daughter said that the students were outrageous. They were rolling on the floor, calling teachers names and the principal and assistant principal refused to do anything about it. I hope this improves with the new incoming principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2012

This school definitely deserves a higher rating than it has. My child attended this school for two years after attending private school beforehand, there was no rough transition and the teachers were of great quality. From the parental involvement at any event it is quite clear that this community cares about the quality of education provided to their children and it reflects how they are treated. It saddens me that we have to move.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

I am a mother of two children my daughter is in the 4th grade. She is gifted. And my son is in pre-k. The teachers are great. My daughter has been attending Tanner Creek since she was in 1st grade. She has always like all of her teachers. The teachers keep in close contact with me. My son just started this year and I see a complete in him for the good. I feel so safe leaving my son there. I know he is in great hands at Tanner's Creek. I love the uniforms but I also like the idea of them having to do all there homework for the week and being able to dress in jeans or whatever. It give them one day to express themselves. I think Tanner Creek is great. And I know that nexts year. We are really going to miss everyone there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2010

We are a military family and we moved from the Virginiabeach area to the Norfolk area and im very surprised that this school is giving my 2nd grader all this homework, it is crazy because when she attended the VB school they taught them more in the class rooms and when they come home they would only have a few things to review over and it would be things that they did in the class for that day. I am so happy that we are buying a house in another city so I can get her out of this school bc I feel if I dont then this will be a set up for failure. (((( she started out doing bad )))) Im guessing bc of the change.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2009

one of the best elementary schools in the norfolk area ,my 2 kids have attended this school and from day one the teachers and the staff have been very knowledgeable and helpfull. Thanks
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2009

My wife and I toured Tanners Creek during the recent open house. I have a child in kindergarten. Her teacher is Mr Goodbread. He seemed very nice and my daughter likes being in his class. My daughter loves the art teacher. She really looks forward to her class each week. Mrs Johnson gave my wife and I the tour and was very pleasant. This school seems to be a safe place for my daughter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2008

My daughter has attended Tanners Creek Elementary for one year. I am impressed by the Pre-Kindergarten teachers of 07-08 school year. The school PTA is simply the best! and the school office and cafeteria staff were also very helpful during my visits. I am looking forward to another great year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2008

Excellent commitment of teachers; warm and safe school climate.
—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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
70%
History and Social Science

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
English: Writing

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%

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

All Students53%
Female students55%
Male students52%
Black students48%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English54%

Math

All Students49%
Female students49%
Male students49%
Black students45%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English48%

Science

All Students65%
Female students59%
Male students70%
Black students62%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English63%
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 Students40%
Female students52%
Male students30%
Black students40%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students27%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities45%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English41%

Math

All Students44%
Female students44%
Male students43%
Black students42%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students36%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities51%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English42%
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 Students57%
Female students58%
Male students56%
Black students53%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English57%

English: Writing

All Students58%
Female students65%
Male students50%
Black students51%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English57%

Math

All Students59%
Female students63%
Male students56%
Black students55%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English60%

Science

All Students53%
Female students55%
Male students52%
Black students49%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English54%
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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1335 Longdale Dr
Norfolk, VA 23513
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