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Tobin K-8 School

Public | PK-8 & ungraded | 453 students

 

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Posted April 28, 2014

My daughter went to Tobin since kindergarden, she graduated a couple if years and loved. My son is in the 8th grade and will be graduating this June. The teachers, specially middle school teachers are great, they keep good communication with parents......
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2014

My son been there for 2 years now and I love it... It's a great school and I'm so happy he have a male teacher he is great and I've seen so many changes on his behavior ... Thank u mr Gordon
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

This is my daughters 1st year at the Tobin and i was very skeptical of the choice especially that her new teacher was a male guy but the transition went very well and staff are very friendly. I love the idea that they are bilingual. My daughter loves it and that 's what counts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

So far the tobin isv excellent. This is my daughtets first year there was really nervous but the friendly staff made the transition smooth. Happy and pleased seeing that school was not my choice glad mu daughter is attending the Tobin
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Posted August 5, 2006

The school is awsome! this is going to be my 8th year in that school. And i love it! theres a new program starting called tpcs (tobin peacemakers community servise ) and this fall of 2006, we are going to start up with many fun and cool activitys!
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
12%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
2%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 53% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
24%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
14%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
10%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
14%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
0%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 67% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
13%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
38%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
19%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
2%

2010

 
 
0%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students30%
Female33%
Male27%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I30%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners22%

Math

All Students60%
Female58%
Male62%
African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I60%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners52%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students21%
Female28%
Male15%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners15%

Math

All Students18%
Female16%
Male19%
African American9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners24%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students14%
Female9%
Male21%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I14%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners16%

Math

All Students27%
Female31%
Male22%
African American9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners31%

Science

All Students0%
Female0%
Male0%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I0%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners0%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students28%
Female35%
Male17%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners7%

Math

All Students34%
Female35%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners21%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students31%
Female31%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners8%

Math

All Students28%
Female15%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners23%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students62%
Female78%
Male52%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students25%
Female31%
Male21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students3%
Female0%
Male4%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic5%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I3%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Reading growth at this school

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1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MCAS results from the state of Massachusetts.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts from the state of Massachusetts.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 69% 16%
Black 25% 8%
White 3% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 87%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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