John M Tobin

197 Vassal Lane
Cambridge, MA 02138
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 20%
Serving 321 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, John M Tobin ranks in the top 20% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-74% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 41%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-64% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 44%).
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 321 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 60%
  • : Top 20% in MA
  • : 70-74% (Top 10%)
  • : 60-64% (Top 20%)
  • : 60-79% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

John M Tobin ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

John M Tobin's student population of 321 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has grown by 45% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
321 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
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School Rankings

John M Tobin ranks within the top 20% of all 1,631 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of John M Tobin is 0.75, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (MA)
#214 out of 1631 schools
(Top 20%)
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70-74%
41%
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60-64%
44%
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60-79%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
18%
7%
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Hispanic
8%
23%
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Black
22%
10%
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White
40%
56%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
12%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.75
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is John M Tobin's ranking?
John M Tobin is ranked #214 out of 1,631 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What schools are John M Tobin often compared to?
John M Tobinis often viewed alongside schools like Martin Luther King Jr., Peabody by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
70-74% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 41% MA state average), while 60-64% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 44% MA state average).
How many students attend John M Tobin?
321 students attend John M Tobin.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
40% of John M Tobin students are White, 22% of students are Black, 18% of students are Asian, 12% of students are Two or more races, and 8% of students are Hispanic.
What is the student:teacher ratio of John M Tobin?
John M Tobin has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does John M Tobin offer ?
John M Tobin offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is John M Tobin part of?
John M Tobin is part of Cambridge School District.
In what neighborhood is John M Tobin located?
John M Tobin is located in the West Cambridge neighborhood of Cambridge, MA. There are 1 other public schools located in West Cambridge.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 321 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 60%
  • : Top 20%
  • : 70-74% (Top 10%)
  • : 60-64% (Top 20%)
  • : 60-79% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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