Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School

  • Samuel W. Tucker is an outstanding elementary school, serving a community rich in diversity and in love. Students and staff at Tucker are from all over the world. Every day we celebrate our cultures, our experiences, our languages, and our perspectives, while growing and learning together. The faculty and staff at Tucker are committed to the success of every individual student, and we work diligently to make sure every student receives the academic challenges, high expectations, and genuine support they need to flourish.  

    Something that sets Tucker apart is that we offer a modified calendar with both spring and fall Intersessions. At Tucker, students begin school in early August (instead of September), and finish with the other schools in the district at the end of June. In the fall and in the spring there are two week long breaks from the regular school year.  During these breaks, students either take time off with their families or join us for our Intersession program. For each Intersession, approximately 80% of students join us for targeted academic interventions, for academic enrichment, and for learning opportunities that go beyond the normal classroom experiences and enrich our school curriculum.

    School Education Plan

    Read Tucker's School Education Plan for the year.

    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.


    Enrollment: 776 students

    African American: 39%
    Asian/Pacific Islander and American Indian: 5%
    Hispanic: 28%
    White: 25%
    Unspecified: 3%

    School Faculty

    Number of Licensed Staff: 59
    With post-graduate degrees: 73%

Contact Tucker

  • Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School (K-5)

    Samuel Tucker Building School Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
    Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    435 Ferdinand Day Drive
    Alexandria, VA 22304

    Main Office: 703-933-6300
    Fax: 703-212-8465

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