PROFICIENCY 80% 24% higher than state average
School Rankings
  • Ranked #3 of 17 in Cambridge
  • Ranked #3 of 20 in Cambridge
  • Ranked #412 of 1862 in Massachusetts
Proficiency Averages

John M Tobin is a school servicing grades PK to 5 and is located in the district of "Cambridge" in Cambridge, MA. There are a total of 292 students and 21 teachers at John M Tobin, for a student to teacher ratio of 15 to 1. There are a total of 103 free lunch students and 13 reduced lunch students.

John M Tobin has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 79.5%, which is 24% higher than the Massachusetts average.


Student/Teacher ratio15:1
Free lunch103
Reduced lunch13


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At John M Tobin, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

3>= 80%
High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

3>= 80%
High Schooln/a

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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John M Tobin race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 39.9% 37.9% 65.0% 51.1%
African American 24.3% 28.6% 8.7% 15.9%
Asian 14.9% 12.2% 6.2% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 8.7% 13.8% 16.5% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 1.4% 0.7% 0.3% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.4% 0.2% 0.4%
Multiracial 10.8% 6.4% 3.3% 3.1%

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Cambridge demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)17,01463091
Median age30.539.437.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)35%53%55%
Speak English68%77%79%
Speak Spanish7%9%13%

Education level achieved in Cambridge

Completed 8th grade93.4%88.3%84.3%
Completed high school92.7%87.2%83.0%
Completed some college84.8%65.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree77.2%49.0%38.5%
Completed bachelors74.9%41.2%30.3%
Completed masters46.2%18.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree19.7%5.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate12.7%2.6%1.3%
Source: The John M Tobin data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.