School Details

Tallwood Elementary School

2025 Kempsville Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23464
(757) 648-3840
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 612 students 21 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

79%
78%
72%
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74%
65%
89%
86%
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
  • Va Beach City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
72%
70%
90%
77%
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
  • Va Beach City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
77%
73%
71%
75%
71%
72%
76%
69%
69%
77%
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
  • Va Beach City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Tallwood Elementary School is a public elementary school in Virginia Beach. The principal of Tallwood Elementary School is Mr. David B. French. 612 students go to Tallwood Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 29% of the 612 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Tallwood Elementary School is 21:1. Centerville Elementary is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 7% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 47% 56%
Black, non-Hispanic 34% 28%
Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29% 28%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    I am incredibly dissatisfied with this school! My child has special needs and because my child is not a behavior problem such as being disrespectful fighting and being disruptive the school acts as though they do not want to do anything to help. So they will allow her to just get by as long as she is passing by a low D! I am completely frustrated here! And now when I walk into the school I feel so uncomfortable and like I've done something wrong and they want to push me out of the school! Which in turn makes my family very uncomfortable!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter is in the preschool program. I can't even express how wonderful the teachers are. I was scared to send my daughter to public school let alone special education but I couldn't have asked for a better experience. I'm happy she'll be able to continue to Kindergarten at Tallwood Elementary.

  • (3 years ago)

    I love this school. My child was in the preschool program and had awesome teachers who help him to flourish. My child was premature and had many delays. When he walked into the doors of Tallwood Elementary he wasn't talking and had other issues. Now my child speaks clearly knows is colors numbers and is ready for Kindergarten. I am sad that he will be attending another school in the fall but I am grateful that he is ready. I know it is because of the administration and the wonderful teachers who supported me through my son s preschool educational journey. Thank you Tallwood Elementary! You will be missed.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school has gone downhill significantly over the years. Most of the teachers seem to care (although many are nearing retirement )but the principal is apparently waiting for retirement and the assistant principal is far too eager to put her own agenda in place. Add to that the major growth and change in the area in recent years and you have a school that is resting on its laurels of the past.

  • (4 years ago)

    The problem with Tallwoo is they teach to the lowest learner. If you have a smart kid prepare for them to be bored stiff. They believe in being politically correct more than doing the right thing. A child brought a large knife to school and it was covered up. Parents were not told about it. It would have been a great oppurtunity for the staff and parents to communicate with the kids and tell them how to handle a dangerous situation. They have taken away student of the month and put into place a star of the week program so everyone can feel good about themselves. Why not still keep the student of the month program to recognize the kids who go way above and beyond?

  • (6 years ago)

    Administration is not communicative. The school is not welcoming and friendly. There is a lot of yelling in the building at the kids in general. Kempsville elementary is much better.

  • (6 years ago)

    Dealing with the administration about parent concerns is very frustrating. There is a lot of yelling that is unnecessary and not acknowledged by staff at the school.

  • (6 years ago)

    Great school great teachers safe and friendly environment. The rate 4 doesn't mean enything for the education of my children. They spent 3 years full of happiness. AS

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter and other classmates as well loved loved...loves her 1st grade teacher from last year Mrs. Blake! She is awesome!! I've expressed some concerns I have had concerning my daughter...and just our children in general for this school year and Principal Chowns did not hesitate to jump right on the issue and he reassured me with two phone messages stating such. Overall fun safe place for little ones with a great mixture of backgrounds.

  • (8 years ago)

    Not happy with tallwood dealing with medical issues. Low parent involvement.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son is a first grader this year and attended Kindergarten last year. The teachers and staff are excellent. The principal is very involved and really cares about the students. Everyone was extremely helpful and accomodating when my son had to have surgery and miss school for 2 weeks. We are moving out of the area and I am very sad to leave this school.

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter's 1st grade year has been wonderful due to a teacher who is dedicated not just in scholastics; but teaches the children to be accountable for their actions. The job the limited number of PTA members do is great but it is very disappointing how low the membership is. I wish more parents would step up to the plate and contribute. A $4.00 fee is not too much of a hardship for most people. I get tired of parents negativity about shelling out cash for school things when they aren't involved in the PTA & trying to be pro-active instead of reactive. You can only get as much out as you put in. I hope my dtr's 2nd grade yr. is as successful as this one. Nancy Shepherd. Proud PTA supporter

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