John K Tarbox

59 Alder Street
Lawrence, MA 01841
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Bottom 50%
Serving 274 students in grades 1-5, John K Tarbox ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10-14% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 37%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15-19% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 49%).
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 1-5
  • Enrollment: 274 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • : Bottom 50% in MA
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

John K Tarbox ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

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School Overview

John K Tarbox's student population of 274 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has grown by 18% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 1-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
274 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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School Rankings

John K Tarbox ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,644 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of John K Tarbox is 0.08, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (MA)
#1496 out of 1644 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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10-14%
37%
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15-19%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
96%
23%
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Black
1%
10%
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White
2%
56%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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0.08
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is John K Tarbox's ranking?
John K Tarbox is ranked #1496 out of 1,644 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
10-14% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 15-19% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).
How many students attend John K Tarbox?
274 students attend John K Tarbox.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
96% of John K Tarbox students are Hispanic, 2% of students are White, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of John K Tarbox?
John K Tarbox has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does John K Tarbox offer ?
John K Tarbox offers enrollment in grades 1-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is John K Tarbox part of?
John K Tarbox is part of Lawrence School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 1-5
  • Enrollment: 274 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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