School Details

Tussing Elementary School

5501 Conduit Rd, Colonial Heights, VA 23834
(804) 524-3440
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 583 students 18 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

81%
80%
72%
60%
65%
65%
92%
90%
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
  • Colonial Heights City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
73%
70%
75%
76%
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
  • Colonial Heights City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
76%
73%
60%
63%
71%
60%
70%
69%
73%
76%
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
  • Colonial Heights City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Tussing Elementary School is a public elementary school in Colonial Heights. The principal of Tussing Elementary School is Mr. David K. Staples. 583 children attend Tussing Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 30% of the 583 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Tussing Elementary School is 18:1. North Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 83% 75%
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 15%
Hispanic 5% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    My son has attended this school since kindergarten and we have loved it! The staff is very caring and loving and I truly love the front office! They know every child and Mr Staples and Mrs Johnson-Eley run that school with a firm but loving hand!

  • (4 years ago)

    Absolutely a great school! We are a military family and this is the school we compare other schools against! Everything is just wonderful; super teachers that genuinely live the kids and so much for them to do! I would agree with the 4 stars for extracurricular activities because they could use some additional activities that are separate from PTO activities. Other than that a very nurturing environment for your child! -Heather Lenz

  • (11 years ago)

    I attended Tussing Elementary as a child and now my daughter is experiencing this wonderful school! I can't even begin to say what a terrific school Tussing is. Teachers administration parents - everyone connected to this school. They have been more help to our family than I think any other elementary school around could possibly be. I don't know how we would have made it through without their support! If you want the best Tussing Elementary tops them all!

  • (11 years ago)

    We've been out of the school environment for 36+ yrs.When we gained custody of our 8 yr old granddaughter we needed help! The entire Tussing staff stepped up to the bat. We have had constant support and encouragement. We thank God for the Tussing staff and all the parents. Now that we are retired we want to give back as much support as we can to the school system that has given our family so much. In fact they have become a precious part of our family.

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Overall score

(based on 10 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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