59 Alder Street
Lawrence, MA 01841
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
John K Tarbox serves 327 students in grades 1-5.
John K Tarbox placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

John K Tarbox's student population of 327 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 1-5
Total Students
327 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
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School Rankings

John K Tarbox is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,667 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of John K Tarbox is 0.08, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1348 out of 1667 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
96%
20%
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Black
n/a
9%
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White
3%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.08
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Eligible for Free Lunch
97%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 1-5
  • Students: 327 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.08 (Btm 50%)

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