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About Our School

The Samuel Tucker community takes great pride in the school’s rich cultural diversity, unique calendar, and strong focus on academic achievement. Tucker operates on a modified calendar with a shortened summer and the opportunity for students to participate in two optional fall and spring intersessions, which provide remediation and enrichment opportunities that support problem-based learning and real-world experiences. The faculty and staff at Tucker are committed to the success of every individual student and work diligently to make sure every student is encouraged with high expectations and academic challenges so that they can flourish and reach their full potential. Every day at Tucker is a celebration of cultures, languages, and perspectives that enrich the classroom experience for our students.

Special Events

  • Coffee with the Principals
  • Tucker Sweetheart Family Dance
  • PTA Meetings
  • Open House for Incoming Kindergarten Families
  • Math and Science Night

Tucker Data

Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School is fully accredited and meets Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). To learn more, review the Virginia School Report Card on the Virginia Department of Education website or review recent test scores.

Student Body Demographics

Enrollment: 719

  • American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
  • Asian: 12%
  • Black or African American: 34%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
  • White: 27%
  • Hispanic: 20%
  • Multi-racial: 6%

Special Programs

  • Eligible for free or reduced price meals: 45.8%
  • Students requiring English Learners (EL) services: 39%
  • Students receiving special education services: 7%

School Faculty

  • Number of Licensed Staff: 59
  • With postgraduate degrees: 73%

Frequently Asked Questions