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About This School

Tussing Elementary School is a public elementary school in Columbus. The principal of Tussing Elementary School is Jeannette Henson, who can be contacted at Jeannette_Henson@plsd.us. 650 students go to Tussing Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian/Pacific Islander; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 30% of the 650 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 36% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Tussing Elementary School is 19:1. Herbert Mills Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Chorus
    • Drawing painting

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Hispanic 5% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 44% 20%
Asian 4% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 36% 65%
Multiracial 11% 7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36% 18%
Economically disadvantaged 30% 13%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I work at Tussing Elementary School. The Principal now is Jeanette Henson and the Vice Princiipal is Matt Dansby. I see everyday how amazing these two people are. They are both positive hard workers and try everyday to make and keep Tussing a positive learning experience for the kids. I love the kids and I consider them all to be 'my kid's too. I am a staff support person but all of the Teachers and staff are amazing. We have the most awesome school counselor Kathy Baird. Just wanted to give a shout out to this school and all of the amazing people who work there and really DO care. D.C.

  • (5 years ago)

    The kindergarten teacher sent a nice letter to my grandson. He reads it every day. This has helped him adjust to the idea of a new environment way before the class actually begins. A very nice gesture and a great way to ease the anxiety of a 5 year old.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son was diagnosed with ADHD in Kindergarden as a result he was behind in Reading and in Math. After meeting with his teachers and putting together an IEP he is now doing much better. I am very pleased with the special education program the school has in place.

  • (5 years ago)

    Just another school that allows their teachers to do as they please. I have a daughter in 1st grade that to date only received homework when I had to contact the Principal another joke. From beginning to present we only had 4 homework assignments. Completely disgusted by the lack of interest on the teacher's part to educate these children.

  • (7 years ago)

    The teachers and principal Mr. Wilkinson truly have our children's future at the heart of everything they do. My children love their school and we have had nothing but positive experiences at Tussing.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter Houston has been at Tussing since she was in kindergarten and we love it.I prayed for a great school and God blessed us with Tussing all of the teachers my daughter has had should be commended for their excellence she has learned soooo much.I will be so upset when she is in 5th grade and can no longer go to this school.I want to thank all the staff at Tussing for loving the children of our future.Mr. Wilkinson is personable and always makes you feel so welcome to get involved in your childs education. We will never forget Tussing!

  • (9 years ago)

    In a couple of weeks we will be moving and one of the things we'll miss most is Tussing. We have two sons who attend there who simply love it. We have had a very positive experience at this shool. Mr. Wilkinson is an awesome principal who genuinely loves what he does and cares for students parents and staff. The teachers there are great and the standard seems to be to go the extra mile! Tussing will greatly be missed we are hoping the school in Katy Texas can measure up. Keep up the great work!

  • (9 years ago)

    my son has just started his journey in school and I am glad it has started at tussing. His teacher is outstanding the pricipal seems to go above and beyond to greet both parents and students. Every child seems to be treated with respect the staff all together is awesome!!!

  • (10 years ago)

    Tussing Elementary School is one of the main reasons my wife and I decided to remain in Pickerington. My fourth child now attends third grade there. I have seen through the experience of my other daughters that education in this community goes far beyond the typical classroom setting. The development of the 'Whale' theme expanded into all of the disciplines of Math Science Language and Visual Arts. Tussing is an excellent school indeed.

  • (11 years ago)

    My child has been a student at Tussing since kindergarten. The teachers are active caring and concerned for the students welfare. Mr. Wilkinson (the principal) is accessible to parents and visible throughout the school day. (He is a 'cool' principal.) Overall the atmosphere projected is that your children are family at school. Family ideas respecting others and themselves is encouraged and reinforced. We love it!

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