School Details

John W. Tolbert Jr. Elementary School

691 Potomac Station Dr NE, Leesburg, VA 20176
(571) 252-2870
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 971 students 19 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

79%
78%
72%
75%
73%
65%
92%
91%
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
  • Loudoun County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
78%
70%
81%
81%
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
  • Loudoun County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
81%
73%
81%
83%
71%
86%
77%
69%
93%
85%
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
  • Loudoun County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

John W. Tolbert Jr. Elementary School is a public elementary school in Leesburg. The principal of John W. Tolbert Jr. Elementary School is Ms. Elaine Layman. 971 students go to John W. Tolbert Jr. Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. 15% of the 971 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at John W. Tolbert Jr. Elementary School is 19:1. Cool Spring Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 58% 63%
Asian/Pacific Islander 17% 13%
Hispanic 13% 13%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15% 13%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My kids love this school! The teachers have been fantastic and parents are really involved and encouraged to participate. The class material for each grade has actually been more advanced and more thorough than one of the local private shools that one of my neighbors attend. Our experience has been exactly what we wanted for our kids - kind caring teachers dedicated in seeing that our children are well educated and socially well-rounded. I have not personnally dealt with the special education teachers so I cannot speak to that. The teachers we have had so far really care about the kids and get very attached during the year. My son was heartbroken when one of his favorite teachers retired last year but now she ocassionally comes by to visit the school and check in our her students and they are thrilled to see her. Tolbert has been a great school for us.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is AWEFUL. My oldest son is special Ed. and received very poor support. We have had several SPED instructors and no one was qualified or capable of helping him. The assistant principle is friendly but not proactive. We have had wonderful teachers and amazingly poor teachers. From year to year you never know what you are going to get. My youngest son is at the school now and he has a great teacher. Last year he had an AWEFUL teacher. Not the best school and this is no secret.

  • (3 years ago)

    I understand your pain. Tolbert is not a school you would want your child with special needs to attend. I cant say on this site the name of the special education teachers but to give you a hint one is older one is younger and they always share a classroom. If your child is assigned to either of these special education teachers.....run run run! If you ever have a problem with either of these teachers dont contact the assistant principal. They will not do anything about it. Go straight to the principal.

  • (3 years ago)

    Not a good school for your special ed. child. My kiddo was stuck with those two special ed. teachers you were referring to and they were terrible! They were extremely rude and lazy.

  • (3 years ago)

    We moved almost year ago to VA and our daughter started 4th grade in Tolbert. We are really happy with school and teachers. School staff is very friendly and cooperative with parents. We like diversity at school racial and social. Our daughter likes field trips and things that she learns in school especially Science. We like Mrs. Galati who is so dedicated teacher. Teachers in this school love their job. The most important is that our daughter loves school (teachers and kids). The only thing we would change in this school is lunch menu at cafeteria.

  • (5 years ago)

    The school is great at keeping the kids focused and learning at all times. I love the respect theme.

  • (6 years ago)

    the best school wish we could stay her forever!

  • (6 years ago)

    Excellent school have been part of it for 7 years and love everything about it - awesome place for my children!

  • (8 years ago)

    We've been nothing but impressed with this school. Our daughter went to Kindergarten and now finishing up 1st grade here at Tolbert and it has been the most rewarding experience. This school offers many after school programs ie. science art chess cheerleading volleyball indoor soccer pom dance etc. just to name a few. Also the teachers and administration are first class. Parent involvement is welcomed and there are numerous opportunities to get involved! I would highly recommend this school to anyone considering it.

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(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

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