John Tyler Elementary School
3649 Hartford Street
Portsmouth, VA 23707
Phone: (757) 393-8879
Fax: (757) 393-5876


Welcome to John Tyler. We are a school with an outstanding faculty and staff who are committed to providing a student-centered environment where students will academically succeed.

                     - Ms. Heidi M. Lewis


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Upcoming Events

JTES is Fully Accredited!Congratulations to Heather Neal, JTES Teacher of the Year!We like to recognize our Tigers with Positive Behavior Referrals!JTES appreciates our D.A.R.E. Officers!Our Tigers are 100 days smarter!John Tyler's CHROME Club is growing future engineers and mathematicians!We are so proud of our 5th Grade Battle of the Books team, the Spinebreakers!Our Science Fair was a terrific learning experience for our students and judges!

JTES is Fully Accredited!

Congratulations to Heather Neal, JTES Teacher of the Year!

We like to recognize our Tigers with Positive Behavior Referrals!

JTES appreciates our D.A.R.E. Officers!

Our Tigers are 100 days smarter!

John Tyler's CHROME Club is growing future engineers and mathematicians!

We are so proud of our 5th Grade Battle of the Books team, the Spinebreakers!

Our Science Fair was a terrific learning experience for our students and judges!


National Elementary Honor Society Inductions
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 6 p.m.

Early Release- Teacher Workday
Friday, April 5, 2019

Spring Break
April 15-19, 2019 

Congratulations to all of our Science Fair Winners!

Kindergarten-2nd Grade Winner:  Mrs. Loper's Class
3rd Grade Winner:  Bryson Coon
4th Grade Winners:  Matthew Conrad and Nathan Palamarchuck
5th Grade Winner:  Laila Jones
6th Grade Winner:  Hannah Hudson
3rd-6th Grade Science Fair Winners

Congratulations to the JTES CHROME Club,
Winner of the Poster Category at the Portsmouth Public Schools' S.T.E.M Day

JTES Chrome Club, Winners of the Poster Category at STEM Day

Join OUR TEAM - JOIN the JTES PTA for only $5.00

John Tyler Elementary School's regular hours are from 8:40 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.  Children are dismissed at 12:55 p.m. on early release days.

​Breakfast starts daily at 8:20 a.m.

Choose drinks with less added sugar. Teach kids how to recognize drinks that are high in added sugars. Encourage them to choose water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages. Kids should drink 2 to 3 cups of low-fat (1%) or fat-free milk a day, depending on age. 


Offer kids fruits and vegetables during meals and snacks. Try new fruits and veggies together as a family. 


Help kids discover fun ways to stay busy and active this summer. Limit TV and video game time to no more than 1-2 hours a day. 

Kids need at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day. Help your family get moving with games, dancing, and more


Join Our PTA

PTA is the oldest and largest child advocacy association in America. Today's PTA is comprised of 5 million parents, teachers, grandparents, caregivers, foster parents and other caring adults who share a commitment to improving the education, health, and safety of all children. We speak with one voice for every child.

Today, the issues affecting our children extend beyond their individual schools. The PTA's nationwide network provides parents with the forum and tools to collectively influence the decisions that affect children not only at their schools, but also throughout their districts, within their states, and across the nation. This mission is unique to the PTA. Learn more here.

To join, please contact Mrs. Kim Jones

Vision Statement

It is the vision of John Tyler Elementary School to fulfill our mandate as a public school, helping students attain the highest possible standards as established by our school board and our state.

In recognizing the need for a strong academic base, teachers (and staff) will stress skills in reading, writing, mathematics, science, social studies, and technology. The arts and physical education will be recognized for their importance in the development of the whole individual.

We Believe

  • We believe our school should provide a quality education for all students.
  • We believe in the important contribution parents, volunteers, and community partners can make, and we actively seek their participation in providing a quality program.
  • We believe our school should be a place where each student leaves with a sense of accomplishment and a desire to return the next day.

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