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 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.
Number of Licensed Staff: 59
Enrollment (as of 9/2006): 585 students
African American 50.3%
Asian Pacific 10.6%
Native American 0.0%