School Details

Tarrallton Elementary School

2080 Tarrallton Dr, Norfolk, VA 23518
(757) 531-1800
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 441 students 16 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

69%
56%
69%
85%
77%
86%
63%
55%
67%
82%
70%
83%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2013-2014 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Norfolk City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
59%
70%
91%
71%
80%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2013-2014 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Norfolk City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
62%
73%
86%
64%
71%
81%
63%
74%
73%
55%
73%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2013-2014 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Norfolk City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
58%
72%
86%
59%
70%
85%
78%
86%
78%
56%
72%
78%
60%
77%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2013-2014 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Norfolk City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Tarrallton Elementary School is a public elementary school in Norfolk. The principal of Tarrallton Elementary School is Ms. Diane Gibson. 441 students attend Tarrallton Elementary School and are mostly Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 53% of the 441 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Tarrallton Elementary School is 16:1. Calvary Christian School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 6% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 49% 22%
Black, non-Hispanic 31% 62%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 1%
Hispanic 10% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53% 64%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    This school is great. I have several children here in different grade levels. I do believe that it starts at the top and the principal Ms. Gibson is so wonderful. She is compassionate caring hands on and involved. I have met and worked with many positive and caring teachers and staff here. I am a big fan of Tarrallton elementary.

  • (8 months ago)

    The school itself is a nice school and all the staff seems to be nice but I have an issue with the way the online services to pay the lunch is done. They cannot pull the confirmation for the payment that I made (which I have the printout and even offered to fax it) they dis-enrolled my son from my account and added a different child. Then when I tried to call them to make the changes its as if no one can do anything to fix the problem. I spoke to Tricia in the cafeteria Ms. Jones in the office and Robin at the downtown office. Does anyone know how to fix this. I mean seriously. What is the point of a confirmation number if you can't do anything with it. Word to the wise don't make online payments if you do they will mess up your account and you will be out and everyone acts like "OH WELL".

  • (10 months ago)

    I work at a daycare and do before and after school care. We have a 4th grader here that is getting bullied everyday and today I picked her up and her finger was black and blue. She said a girl in her class slammed something on her finger and smiled when she did it. She told the teacher and her teacher did nothing about it. This has to change.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is FANTASTIC. The principal is so involved and truly cares about all of the students. The front office is always very helpful and involved. Teachers are wonderful. The music teacher is THE best with a wonderful sense of humor and makes music so fun for the kids. We will be moving this summer but we are so grateful for the wonderful memories and caring that Tarrallton has given my family. This school is hidden gem we will miss it.

  • (1 year ago)

    this is school is one of the best in the area and i cannot wait to enroll my stepson to this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Being a military family there is always a need to change schools come PCS season. Both my kids attended this school K-1. I was very impressed by their progress. They excelled academically both there and in their new school. The teachers are great and involved. The environment is safe and bullying was never an issue. They have a lot of extracurricular activities that keep the students and parents engaged.

  • (2 years ago)

    We have sent 4 children to this school over the past 4 years and it has been a great experience. All the teachers have been excellent the principal is very involved and each child knows her and she knows them on a first name basis. Our oldest two have been in the gifted program which has served them well. We have received orders to San Diego and I can only hope to find a school as good as this one.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have had three children go through this school. They are fantastic. Their academic and gifted services are superior. The teachers communicate well. The principal is fantastic. The nurse is also wonderful. I cannot tell you how much I love the office staff. We are a military family and have spent the last 6 years in this school. My youngest currently in 2nd grade is sad to leave as we are retiring. My children loved every one of their teachers here. My oldest left elementary school for a magnet middle school in NPS and was well prepared if not above average for the program. I cannot say enough about this fine school!

  • (4 years ago)

    My son has went to tarrallton for pre-k and kindergarden. He loves the teachers as do my husband and I. Everyone at Tarrallton is great ) The office ladies are awsome at getting you the info and help you need and the teachers are very good with communicating with the parents. Very pleased with the whole school.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter has attended this school since 3rd grade and I have never had any problems. They teacher/parent communication is great! They are willing to help all their students. My daughter adored each teacher she had. She is currently in 5th grade and she will be sad to leave. i also agree that all emails are answered promptly. Not to mention the school trips they have and fundraisers which are always fun for students & parents too. We are glad we moved into this area and found this great school!

  • (5 years ago)

    My eldest child attended this school from 4th-5th grade. My younger son has spent 2+ years in this school. The teachers are fabulous. They have excellent relationships with the students. I love that my son's teacher will email me back in a drop of a hat. Parent-Teacher communication is wonderful! The Principal is always 'in the know' and also has excellent communication. The office ladies are fabulous. This was a great change from Willoughby Elementary. They have the only rock climbing wall in the district!

  • (7 years ago)

    My son went here for Pre-K. I was very impressed with the outcome and the excellent preparation for Kindergarden.

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