John M Tobin

Public PK, KG-5

 197 Vassal Lane
       Cambridge, MA  02138


(617) 349-6600

District: Cambridge

SchoolDigger Rank:
74th of 936 Massachusetts Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $28,119 Help

Students who attend John M Tobin usually attend:

Middle:    Cambridge Street Upper School
    Putnam Avenue Upper School
    Rindge Avenue Upper School
    Vassal Lane Upper School
High:    Cambridge Rindge and Latin

Student/teacher ratio:  12.5
Number of students:  307

Racial breakdown:

White:
45.6%
African American:
18.2%
Asian:
17.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  39.7%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Tuesday, September 21, 2021.

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Compare Details John M Tobin ranks better than 92.1% of elementary schools in Massachusetts. It also ranks first among 12 ranked elementary schools in the Cambridge School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 90.47. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at John M Tobin is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (45.6%), African American (18.2%), Asian (17.6%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at John M Tobin is 12.5, which is the highest among 12 elementary schools in the Cambridge School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at John M Tobin is $28,119. 7 elementary schools in the Cambridge School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

John M Tobin:

SchoolDigger ranks John M Tobin 74th of 936 Massachusetts public elementary schools. (See John M Tobin in the ranking list.)

Cambridge:

SchoolDigger ranks Cambridge 123rd of 325 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for John M Tobin

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 23.97 694th 884 21.5%
2004 14.52 759th 882 13.9%
2005 28.31 657th 887 25.9%
2006 28.49 696th 911 23.6%
2007 31.95 683rd 911 25.0%
2008 33.73 653rd 908 28.1%
2009 32.35 662nd 909 27.2%
2010 24.41 736th 920 20.0%
2011 34.97 650th 924 29.7%
2012 38.85 618th 930 33.5%
2013 64.53 358th 928 61.4%
2014 67.79 310th 926 66.5%
2015 81.26 145th 914 84.1%
2016 86.78 90th 932 90.3%
2017 81.45 162nd 938 82.7%
2018 83.05 137th 934 85.3%
2019 87.84 89th 942 90.6%
2021 90.47 74th 936 92.1%

Data source: test scores: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Open Quote My kids (7 and 5 years old) are attending Tobin in the English Special Immersion program and the experience is being very positive. The ratio teacher/student is about 1/5 and the ambient is wonderful! Teacher are excellent and very devoted to their task. All the teachers, staff and the principal are very involved in improving the school and there is a special interest in promoting family participation in the school activities. All the parents I have met at the school are very happy with the setting (specially those with kids in the Montesori program). I would recomend this school for expatriates comming to Cambridge only for a year. Close Quote



Enrollment information for John M Tobin

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 377 217 26 46 0 n/a n/a 0 666
1989 367 205 24 47 1 n/a n/a 0 644
1990 349 206 36 47 0 n/a n/a 0 638
1991 371 209 37 57 0 n/a n/a 0 674
1992 346 239 46 62 2 n/a n/a 0 695
1993 365 245 45 48 1 n/a n/a 0 704
1994 353 277 60 42 3 n/a n/a 0 735
1995 354 294 65 39 0 n/a n/a 0 752
1996 354 294 65 39 0 n/a n/a 0 752
1997 325 283 60 42 4 n/a n/a 0 714
1998 287 274 56 54 2 n/a n/a 0 673
1999 223 263 62 51 2 n/a n/a 0 601
2000 216 241 60 44 2 n/a n/a 0 563
2001 173 215 67 51 2 n/a n/a 0 508
2002 101 212 48 48 1 n/a n/a 0 410
2003 101 212 48 48 1 n/a n/a 0 410
2004 93 224 62 35 0 n/a n/a 0 414
2005 78 209 78 44 3 n/a n/a 0 412
2006 73 182 54 34 2 n/a n/a 4 349
2007 50 150 59 37 4 n/a n/a 4 304
2008 54 133 76 35 5 n/a n/a 6 309
2009 68 122 75 38 5 1 13 0 322
2010 96 129 73 42 5 0 18 0 363
2011 110 147 70 54 5 0 21 0 407
2012 121 151 80 39 4 1 22 0 418
2013 101 74 44 26 2 0 27 0 274
2014 117 71 42 25 3 0 29 0 287
2015 113 76 40 26 1 0 36 0 292
2016 115 69 41 29 1 0 26 0 281
2017 112 73 44 32 2 0 28 0 291
2018 115 77 44 27 2 0 28 0 293
2019 130 67 53 28 2 0 27 0 307
2020 139 61 51 31 2 0 27 0 311
2021 140 56 54 23 2 0 32 0 307

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at John M Tobin

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 666 n/a n/a n/a
1989 644 n/a n/a n/a
1990 638 n/a n/a n/a
1991 674 n/a n/a n/a
1992 695 n/a n/a n/a
1993 704 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 735 n/a n/a n/a
1995 752 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 752 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 714 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 673 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 601 n/a 0.0 34.8
2000 563 n/a 0.0 43.2
2001 508 n/a 0.0 40.2
2002 410 n/a n/a 54.9
2003 410 n/a n/a 54.9
2004 414 48.6 8.5 55.3
2005 412 48.4 8.5 59
2006 349 46.7 7.5 60
2007 304 40.0 7.6 59.7
2008 309 37.1 8.3 54.1
2009 322 36.9 8.7 52.2
2010 363 46.5 7.7 47.9
2011 407 40.2 10.1 53.6
2012 418 43.5 9.6 52.9
2013 274 19.8 13.7 40.5
2014 287 21.5 13.3 37.3
2015 292 21.0 13.9 39.7
2016 281 21.0 13.3 n/a
2017 291 21.9 13.2 n/a
2018 293 21.7 13.4 n/a
2019 307 20.3 15.0 n/a
2020 311 23.9 12.9 n/a
2021 307 24.4 12.5 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio John M Tobin

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 666 n/a n/a n/a
1989 644 n/a n/a n/a
1990 638 n/a n/a n/a
1991 674 n/a n/a n/a
1992 695 n/a n/a n/a
1993 704 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 735 n/a n/a n/a
1995 752 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 752 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 714 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 673 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 601 n/a 0.0 34.8
2000 563 n/a 0.0 43.2
2001 508 n/a 0.0 40.2
2002 410 n/a n/a 54.9
2003 410 n/a n/a 54.9
2004 414 48.6 8.5 55.3
2005 412 48.4 8.5 59
2006 349 46.7 7.5 60
2007 304 40.0 7.6 59.7
2008 309 37.1 8.3 54.1
2009 322 36.9 8.7 52.2
2010 363 46.5 7.7 47.9
2011 407 40.2 10.1 53.6
2012 418 43.5 9.6 52.9
2013 274 19.8 13.7 40.5
2014 287 21.5 13.3 37.3
2015 292 21.0 13.9 39.7
2016 281 21.0 13.3 n/a
2017 291 21.9 13.2 n/a
2018 293 21.7 13.4 n/a
2019 307 20.3 15.0 n/a
2020 311 23.9 12.9 n/a
2021 307 24.4 12.5 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for John M Tobin

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $151 (0.6%) $26,096 (99.4%) $26,247
2020 $282 (1.0%) $27,838 (99.0%) $28,119

Data source: Massachusetts Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on John M Tobin

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 89th of 942 Elementary schoolsRanks 74th of 936 Elementary schools
 1.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (John M Tobin)8489.7
 5.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Cambridge)6866.2
 1.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5650.8
 5.3%
3rd Grade Mathematics (John M Tobin)8182.1
 1.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Cambridge)5745.3
 11.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4933.4
 15.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (John M Tobin)7483.3
 9.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Cambridge)6066.6
 6.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5249
 3%
4th Grade Mathematics (John M Tobin)6750
 17%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Cambridge)5942.6
 16.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4933.3
 15.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (John M Tobin)8874.2
 13.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Cambridge)6457.5
 6.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5246.5
 5.5%
5th Grade Mathematics (John M Tobin)7161.3
 9.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Cambridge)5134.8
 16.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4933.4
 15.6%
5th Grade Science (John M Tobin)5958.1
 0.9%
   5th Grade Science (Cambridge)5346.9
 6.1%
   5th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4842.2
 5.8%
All Grades English Language Arts (John M Tobin)8182.2
 1.2%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Cambridge)6057.5
 2.5%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5246
 6%
All Grades Mathematics (John M Tobin)7364
 9%
   All Grades Mathematics (Cambridge)5339.2
 13.8%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4933.4
 15.6%
All Grades Science (John M Tobin)5958.1
 0.9%
   All Grades Science (Cambridge)4946.7
 2.3%
   All Grades Science (Massachusetts)4741.8
 5.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students307307
African American6756
 16.4%
American Indian22
Asian5354
 1.9%
Hispanic2823
 17.9%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races2732
 18.5%




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