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Tobias Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 520 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted June 24, 2012

I really am shocked that Tobias has such a low rating here! My oldest is entering 4th grade this coming fall, and I couldn't be more pleased with a school. It has been a major challenge to keep her properly challenged in her academics, and every single year her teachers have stepped up to the plate. The school has always been very responsive whenever I've had an issue to discuss with them, and I love how willing her teachers have been to work as closely (or not) with me as I prefer to make sure she gets the best education possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

Tobias has a wonderful staff and a very active PTO.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2008

Tobias is an excellent school and is so because of the wonderful teachers and its great principal. saftey is an issue and i have overcome this by being an involved parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2007

Tobias school has great teachers who genuinely care about the kids. The administrative support for teachers is very low, and discipline from the administrative level seems to be almost non-existent. Teachers are doing a great job with teaching the children considering the class sizes are pretty large! With an average of 27ish students per class it is very hard to individualize. There have been many cut backs in specialists over the past 4 years which have affected the students tremendously. We have been sharing music and pe specialists with another school since the cut backs of 2003 (we had full time specialists up until then) I have been very happy with my childs teachers and they have provided a very good educational environment for her. If I had to pick one area of improvement, that would be for the administration to be more involved with discipline and more supportive of teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2005

Tobias is a pretty decent school. It has fun, educational activities, great teachers and a great principal.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 6, 2005

The principal of this school is energized and enthusiastic. He makes this school. The teachers are average or slightly above. The class sizes are WAY too high but I think that is a district problem more than a school problem. There is no librarian at the school. In past years we have come close to losing music and PE teachers altogether. The grading system is difficult and unclear. I think this is one of the best schools in Hillsboro School District, but that isn't saying much. Hillsboro has lost a lot of families to Beaverton because of their money woes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2004

According to annual review, Tobias school has a degradation scale within the past few years. Academically, curriculum requirements are far not accomplished. The level of instruction is low which is reflected on students state test score.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2003

My family loves Tobias! As a former Tobias PTO president and a current active PTO member, I am inspired by the constant committment and dedication of our staff.There is a community connection with our school. The extra-curricular activities are appreciated and well-attended. Tobias is great!
—Submitted by a parent


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

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

2010

 
 
43%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
65%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students72%
Female75%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners43%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation33%

Reading

All Students82%
Female92%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners71%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation33%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students54%
Female50%
Male58%
African American57%
Asian/Pacific Islander33%
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners18%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation33%

Reading

All Students74%
Female70%
Male78%
African American86%
Asian/Pacific Islander56%
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners27%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students55%
Female62%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation25%

Reading

All Students64%
Female59%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation25%

Science

All Students60%
Female48%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation43%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students68%
Female60%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation33%

Reading

All Students66%
Female65%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation20%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 50% 66%
Hispanic 25% 21%
Asian 12% 4%
Two or more races 8% 4%
Black 4% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 49%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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