School Details

Tabb Elementary School

3711 Big Bethel Rd, Yorktown, VA 23693
(757) 898-0372
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 648 students 19 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

82%
81%
72%
78%
77%
65%
90%
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
  • York County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
82%
70%
89%
88%
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
  • York County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
86%
73%
81%
82%
71%
76%
85%
69%
88%
89%
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
  • York County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Tabb Elementary School is a public elementary school in Yorktown. The principal of Tabb Elementary School is Ms. Cheryl Parr. 648 students attend Tabb Elementary School and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 15% of the 648 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Tabb Elementary School is 19:1. Coventry Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 68% 71%
Hispanic 6% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 16% 15%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.7%

Student Subgroups

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

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    School was good but nothing to write home about. Poor communication between parents and teachers/staff. On numerous occasions I heard teachers talking negatively ( mocking/teasing) about certain students in my child's class which I found to be of very poor taste. There also seems to be a lot of favoritism. At the time my child was in speech therapy and it was an absolute joke!

  • (1 year ago)

    This is my sons first year at this school and it has been quite a dissapointment. Theyve had ridiculous amounts of days off that would be laughed at in the school district he attended in a different state. The PTA is comprised of affluent stay at home moms who only schedule things during school hours which make it nearly impossible for a single working parent to attend. My child was bullied here and I presented the principal with evidence but because shes friendly with the childs PTA mother....absolutely NO discipline occurred with the child who bullief mine.Hes struggled with a couple subjects and though Ive met with teachers they place the resposibility 100% on the child and parent. While I agree we are responsible to do our part....yout the teachers you get paid to teach so TEACH..rather than cancel tests because computers are down and you obviously have no clue jow to teach without one. Im hoping TMS is better than TES because if its not Im going to have to look at moving my child back to PA for a better education.

  • (1 year ago)

    All three of my children attended this school between 2004 and 2009 and I loved the home school communication that the teachers had. I had one child that was special needs and they were great with him.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is the finest of 3 elementary schools my children have been enrolled in. We are a military family and the teachers/staff are more than supportive! Between both of my sons they were in each of the grades and all of the teachers were phenomenal! I highly recommend this school!

  • (1 year ago)

    This past year was our first year at Tabb Elementary and the experience has been great. My grade K kids have learned so much and love their teachers and their resource classes. The academics are great Tabb heavily focuses on this. I would absolutely recommend this school to anyone considering schools in the area!

  • (2 years ago)

    My twin girls have attended this school for 3 years. Not only have I been impressed with the learning but the teachers and staff are extraordinary! The principal and asst principal are wonderful and really bent over backwards when my girls suddenly decided they wanted to be in separate classes 3 days before school started! The PTA is active and parents really support the school with donating time and helping out. The technology is good for learning also. 4th grade has monthly science lab that really reinforces classroom learning! Great School...I'm surprised the ranking isn't a 10!!! Sadly we are moving this summer...I will miss having this treasure for my girls!

  • (5 years ago)

    We are a military family and this is the best school that my children have attended. Excellent push to prepare students for the next grade in organization skills studying and just overall academics. They have a lot of afterschool clubs for the children as well which are very positive Drug-free Club Battle of the Books and many more. Excellent school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love this school. I have three children two of which have Aspergers syndrome and the teachers are all great. the teacers work with the parents and the aids are also very helpful.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son just started fourth grade at Tabb and already I can see the difference. The teachers are caring and conscientious. They communicate with parents regularly and don't sweat the small stuff. They hold children accountable in creative ways and don't just teach to the standardized tests. Even the after-school program is awesome with extremely professional counselors. We are fortunate to be a part of the Tabb family.

  • (8 years ago)

    Three of my four children went to tabb for the last 11 years. All three miss Tabb and my son is making a life decision on being a teacher because of two third grade teachers he absolutely loved. She made such a impact on him. He had team teaching in third grade as did my two girls with the same set of teachers. The students at Tabb are the number one priority. There are teachers who are there til late to make sure no child goes without.The cafeteria and janitorial staff are also wonderful there. The resource teachers keep it exciteing for the children as well.We miss Tabb and I wish my youngest could go there when she is old enough because I know she would get the best education possible. I highly recommend Tabb for every child it is a safe and nice place to learn as well as fun.

  • (8 years ago)

    Tabb Tigers are the best. My daughter went there for 3 years and my oldest son was in the pk class for 1 year. I cant say enough about the pk program my son progressed so rapidly through the year thanks to Mrs. Brown Mrs. Bergeron and Cathy Cook. Kudos to the Assistant Principal as well Ms. Smith she makes you feel like she has known you and your children all of your life. Excellent after school activites as well. Great Parent involvement as well! We have moved and miss the Tiger Team very much!

  • (9 years ago)

    Tabb Teachers are awesome! The only problem I had was feeling 'bullied' by some staff members to label my child with an 'education delay'. I feel they toss around labels too quickly for extra funding. However I couldn't ask for better teachers. They are very loving and keep you informed. The school is set in a very nice and safe neighborhood they have a very nice play ground. Awesome music program as well as very good after school clubs.

  • (9 years ago)

    My son went to school there for the 04-05 year. He was in a PK special ed class. Which is awesome. They worked wonders for my son. Whom had speach delay & many other delays. He is now in K at another school because we had to move. There academic requirements are so much higher & better than the school he is at now. We miss Tabb alot. Tabb elementary is an awesome school with awesome teachers. Thanks to M. Brown & L. Berguron!!!

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