Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School
Grades K - 5
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
435 Ferdinand Day Drive
Alexandria, Virginia 22304
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With its opening in September 2000, Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School is the city's first new school in 30 years. The 80,000-square-foot school, situated in the back of the new Cameron Station development, cost $8.5 million to build and has a capacity of approximately 600 students in kindergarten through grade 5. The two-story school, designed by the McLean, Virginia, architectural firm Grimm and Parker, has 28 home rooms, a science lab, an art room, two music rooms, a media center equipped with a computer lab and television studio, a gymnasium, a cafeteria, and a stage that is situated between the two for use by either side.
Unique in the school building are dedicated teacher planning areas and extended learning areas for special student projects. In addition, a covered play area allows children to enjoy recess even in inclement weather. Adjacent to the school is a 12-acre park that will contain ballfields, a playground, a tennis court, a picnic area, and an environmental learning area.
Number of Licensed Staff: 59
With post-graduate degrees: 73%
Enrollment (as of 9/2012): 716 students
- African American: 42%
- Asian/Pacific Islander and American Indian: 7%
- Hispanic: 27%
- White: 23%
- Unspecified: 1%
Alexandria students may receive free or reduced priced meals if their family income meets eligibility requirements. For more information on our meal programs, visit the School Nutrition Services section of our website.
Awards and Honors
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.