School Details

Tuckahoe Elementary School

6550 26th St N, Arlington, VA 22213
(703) 228-5288
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 670 students 16 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

93%
79%
72%
91%
77%
65%
95%
87%
84%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Arlington County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
77%
70%
94%
85%
75%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Arlington County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
81%
73%
92%
84%
71%
88%
85%
69%
96%
82%
76%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Arlington County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Tuckahoe Elementary School is a public elementary school in Arlington. The principal of Tuckahoe Elementary School is Ms. Cynthia Brown. 670 students go to Tuckahoe Elementary School and identify mostly as Asian/Pacific Islander; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 5% of the 670 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Tuckahoe Elementary School is 16:1. Nottingham Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 11%
White, non-Hispanic 83% 47%
Hispanic 5% 27%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 13%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Tuckahoe is not all sunshine and flowers. There is bullying going unresolved minimal classroom management in some classes and weak academics. I would not recommend this school. There is wide spread concern that overcrowding is the root cause of some of these issues but really I think it is poor teacher selection and retention.

  • (1 year ago)

    Parent involvement is strong. Many excellent teachers. Discovery Schoolyard which used to be a proud centerpiece of the curriculum is now sort of an afterthought -- maintained parent and kid volunteers but not what it used to be. Main problem with Tuckahoe right now is lack of decent leadership from the top. Think it's time for a new principal.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a proud Tuckahoe student from many decades ago (1955-1961). My best most meaningful school years were spent here and I've stopped by the school to look at it periodically when I visit the DC area from North Carolina. My 2nd grade with Miss Fish (1956) was spent at Stewart Elementary School up the street and is now a park. I'm happy they made that school's granite name over the door into a monument. Other teachers of my era included Miss Sherwood (Mrs Stay) Mrs Snell and Mrs. Bozzo. The elementary school years are a very formative period of time for a student and I am happy to see that Tuckahoe does such a great job of paying so much attention to its students. I am very proud to have been a Tuckahoe student.

  • (3 years ago)

    I love this school with all of my heart. We moved out here from Washington State. My middle son has Autism and I was REALLY worried about his transition to ANY school out there. I really wanted him to be at the same school with his brothers which he has never been able to do before becasue he's always had to be in a self contained classroom. The staff EVERYONE from his Special Ed teachers to the Principal the support staff and his regular ed teacher have bent over backwards to not only accomodate him but make sure that he was happy and thriving. My other two boys (just a year older and two years younger) LOVE the school as well. The parents are very active in the school the PTA is huge and there is a lot of support from the community. It seems like every week one of my kids is going on a field trip. Everything at this school seems to have been painstakingly thought out. From the drop off/pick up procedures which by the way should be implemented across the country from the technology they use in the classrooms the parent/teacher nights etc. I cannot say enough great things about this fantastic school. I love it and EVERYONE I've met there with my entire heart.

  • (3 years ago)

    Everything about this school is great! At first I thought it was because we came from an inferior school (Clearview in Herndon) but realize that it is so much more than just being better academically. My children could not be more different academically and socially. They have both (as well as my third at Williamsburg) been accommodated for and treated with caring and respect. What impresses me most is that it is out of pure professionalism and not based on how much I participate or am friendly with the schools staff or parent cliques. I'm talking about real professional adults! It makes me want to participate just to be around these intelligent people! I guess this is the secret in making good schools great!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Tuckahoe Rocks because it develops a nurturing community amongst children and parents and offers superior teachers and education.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love Tuckahoe because my children love Tuckahoe! They have amazing teachers who open their eyes to the world each and every day.

  • (4 years ago)

    Tuckahoe has exceptional teachers and administrators as well as an award-winning 'Discovery Schoolyard' where math science and social studies comes to life. Tuckahoe kids also learn to care for the earth respect one another and keep active.

  • (4 years ago)

    As an elementary teacher for over 30 years I can recognize a good school and Tuckahoe meets all the criteria. I am fortunate in knowing that my grandchildren are receiving an excellent education and encouragement in all the creative arts.

  • (4 years ago)

    My three grandchildren go to Tuckahoe Elementary - they are happy well adjusted children who love to go to school. All their teachers have been excellent and the school is well run by caring administrators and staff.

  • (4 years ago)

    My children both went to this neighborhood school. It has always had good teachers a caring staff who could call the kids by name and a great outdoor schoolyard program.

  • (7 years ago)

    We have a child in 2nd grade at Tuckahoe and we have been thrilled with the school thus far. She has had excellent teachers and a great administrative staff and has made wonderful friends too. We couldn't be more pleased with Tuckahoe.

  • (10 years ago)

    A terrific neighborhood school with generally high quality motivated teachers and parents. Parents will not be happy with all the teachers but thats the way it is in most schools. The extracurricular activities and involvement of parents is perhaps unparalled in Arlington. The outdoor learning program is nationally known.

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