School Details

Marjorie H. Tobias Elementary School

725 Southgate Avenue, Daly City, CA 94015
(650) 991-1246
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 355 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

71%
61%
56%
75%
70%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Jefferson Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
51%
46%
83%
68%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Jefferson Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
67%
65%
98%
72%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Jefferson Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
57%
60%
71%
62%
65%
73%
48%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Jefferson Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
57%
60%
82%
52%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Jefferson Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Marjorie H. Tobias Elementary School is a public elementary school in Daly City. The principal of Marjorie H. Tobias Elementary School is Matthew Harris, who can be contacted at mharris@jsd.k12.ca.us. 355 students attend Marjorie H. Tobias Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian. 33% of the Marjorie H. Tobias Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 31% of the 355 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Marjorie H. Tobias Elementary School is 20:1. Our Lady of Mercy Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Cantonese
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 9% 10%
Multiracial 7% %
Asian 62% 12%
Unspecified 5% 4%
Filipino 21% 36%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 7432%
Hispanic 18% 30%
Pacific Islander 0.6% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.8%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31% 50%
Limited English proficiency 33% 35%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    There needs to be more support for students who learn at a different pace and those who don't work well with how the curriculum is structured. It would be nice to have more onsite tutors available. Communication from teachers/staff could be improved as well. Homework packets are sometimes confusing. Overall my child seems to be happy at school but I'm not sure if he's getting all the attention he needs.

  • (1 year ago)

    I love the support and attention my child receives at Tobias. Principal Harris and his entire staff of teachers communicate so well to parent's about wanting to see your child succeed! The sense of community at this school is also amazing. If you are looking into this school for your child you cannot go wrong at Tobias!

  • (1 year ago)

    Tobias is an AMAZING school. My daughter has been there since kindergarten and has really thrived there. The community and PTA is tight knit and the teachers are very involved. I'm very fortunate to have gotten my daughter into Tobias and I look forward to her completing her Elementary education here.

  • (1 year ago)

    Tobias is a wonderful school serving a beautiful community with outstanding dedicated teachers who are committed to excellence in teaching and learning. Sheila Hansen Ed.D. former principal

  • (2 years ago)

    Tobias is a wonderful school. The teachers and staff are phenomenal in so many ways. They embody the true definition of "dedication to the students and the goal of higher learning" -not just in academics but in life lessons as well. The PTA is a strong presence as well. We are fortunate to live within its boundaries so that my daughter can attend.

  • (2 years ago)

    MHT school is amazing. I have two children who attend there and so far both had a great experience. A wonderful teachers principal community overall great education and discipline.

  • (3 years ago)

    Could not have asked for a better school. Very pleased with the school the teachers and the new principal. It has a great community school which was so unexpected. Gald we took the plunge for public schools.

  • (3 years ago)

    Great school. So many memories from playing "kickback" to football with dear friends. I would definitely recommend this school to an upcoming student. -Ceejhz C/O 2002

  • (3 years ago)

    Great community oriented school. Quality teachers. Recent API scores report at 901! Definitely up and coming.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great school!!!! we are very lucky to have this school in our neighborhood. my 3 daugthers attend Mj and we are very pleased with the stuff and the teachers. In here you know everyone and everyone knows you...

  • (6 years ago)

    We were very apprehensive about starting school two years ago. Daly City schools seemed to be a little daunting. Our experience at Tobias has been excellent! We have had two wonderful teachers. My son has enjoyed this school and the learning atmosphere.

  • (7 years ago)

    Great princpal and helpful family oriented school.

  • (8 years ago)

    Tobias is a great school. The lay out lends to a close knot community feel. The teachers are professional and are always available for questions. The new principal has been a great addition. He has set a clear focus for the students and teachers. He seems to prioritize student achievement and a major drive for Tobias. We are very happy here.

  • (9 years ago)

    I do agree that transfers should be kept to a minimum through a more rigorous screening program like other exceptional schools. The teachers are great the Eagle Olympics is a wonderful event. More attention needs to be paid to the different range of students such as slow learners average students as well as nurturing exceptional students.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great school. Very nice building layout providing safe environment. Committed staff. Students get great education although there are troublesome students transferring in from other neighborhoods; these students distract and disrupt classroom environment. Not much parental involvement. Despite PTA trying to get more parents involved in activities it is always the same dozen parents doing everything.

  • (9 years ago)

    They have a good teacher and good discipline. Good environment and educated.

  • (10 years ago)

    Of the those schools my wife and me have researched we have found for our child a public school with a superior staff of educators and high ranks. The school is a little outdated but these are things that should bare little consideration but should be noted. What is important is that my child has learned and excelled at M.J. Tobias. They have regular reading assignments the children are rewarded for their efforts and their is afterschool care with tutors to assist in homework assignments. Options - such as the 'choice menu' gives my child a chance to try new things and enhances her diet. Parents are invited to attend lunch with their children if they wish. All in all this school is tops in my books. I only wish there was more funding available for our school(s) to provide additional extra curricular activities. Top grades for M.J. Tobias

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is the best in the district. But the the kids need longer recess. The kids need more play time. They also need better lunches and a sports team. The school should take more pride in their students.

  • (10 years ago)

    Always striving to be better for more community involvement great attention and care given to at-risk students. Intelligent caring and totally involved leadership. Active PTA needs more parental involvement. Some really superior teachers especially in lower levels. Good reading programs after-school homework help Conveniently situated on a lovely site; like all schools needs updating and upgrading. Could use a gymnasium and an auditorium. Highly recommended. (Parental involvement means better grades more highly motivated students.)

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