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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Math Day Grades 3-5Mrs. Weber, 2016-17 Teacher of the Year and Ms. Staub, 2017-18 Teacher of the YearMs. Lewis Congratulating Ms. Staub, 2017-18 Teacher of the YearMrs. Jordan and 5th & 6th grade students decorating Roger Browns for the HolidaysKindergarten Holiday Performance5th and 6th Grade Holiday PerformanceDonations for MaryviewStudents at Wonder

The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame at Math Day for Grades 3-5

Mrs. Weber, 2016-17 Teacher of the Year, and Ms. Staub, 2017-18 Teacher of the Year

Ms. Lewis Congratulating Ms. Staub, 2017-18 Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Jordan and 5th & 6th grade students decorating Roger Browns for the Holidays

Kindergarten Students' Holiday Performance

5th and 6th Grade Holiday Performance

Maryview Winter Attire Donations

JTES Students at a private showing of Wonder


Please join us in
Congratulating, Ms. Katie Staub, 
John Tyler's 2018 Teacher of the Year !!!!

Mrs. Lewis

  • Important Dates:  

  • February 28- SOL Kickoff: Mardi Gras Soiree from 4:30-6:00 p.m.

  • March 1-15- Spring Fundraiser

  • March 5-9- Scholastic Book Fair

  • March 5- Parent Teacher Conferences from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. 

  • March 13- PTA Meeting at 6:00 p.m.

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

John Tyler Elementary School's regular hours are from 8:40 a.m. - 3:28 p.m.  Please note that the dismissal time reflects an additional eight minutes added to our instructional day due to the recent snow days. 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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