School Details

Toby Johnson Middle School

10099 Franklin High Road, Elk Grove, CA 95757
(916) 714-8181
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 1451 students 22 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Elk Grove Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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
  • Elk Grove Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Toby Johnson Middle School is a public middle school in Elk Grove. The principal of Toby Johnson Middle School is Dawnelle Maffei and can be contacted at dmaffei@egusd.net. 1,451 students attend Toby Johnson Middle School and identify as Filipino, Multiracial, and Asian. 6% of the Toby Johnson Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 30% of the 1,451 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Toby Johnson Middle School is 22:1. Carroll Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Filipino 8% 5%
Multiracial 7% %
Asian 36% 20%
White, non-Hispanic 24% 25%
Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 61840%
Hispanic 18% 20%
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 18%
Unspecified 11% 10%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30% 48%
Limited English proficiency 6% 16%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Great school. Love teacher-parent communication. Teacher grade the tests fast. School loop is very helpful. Band teacher ( Mr. Roberts ) works very hard. Great spirit.

  • (10 months ago)

    My daughter will be starting at Toby in August. I was moved by the speaches at class selection night. I hope that the school is all it say it is and more. My daughter has her struggles usually makes friends easily and I look forward to helping out in anyway I can.

  • (1 year ago)

    The staff is so unfriendly. Low moral never a cheerful greeting. Bad first impression. School encourages parents and students to use school loop but does not require all their teachers to use it. Very frustrating for me as a parent. And something that I don't quite understand why would they encourage school loop when they can't get their own teachers to comply. ESP Science teachers. School atmosphere moral rules are excellent! Great school. I give principal leadership 2 stars because other parents have mentioned the front office moral and to date nothing has changed. And also for the lack of understanding of getting our teachers to comply to school loop.

  • (3 years ago)

    I think that TJMS is a great school. The teachers may seem strict at first but they actually do care about their students. Though they do give out plenty of homework it is all to prepare us for the many adventures ahead when we reach highschool. This school is very friendly and it is quite easy to make friends there. The principal is also very nice. She is very caring and strives to make the school as best as she can. TJMS is not just good. It is better than good!

  • (3 years ago)

    Toby Johnson itself rates well with me all though the office staff is very unwelcoming unfriendly cold and always seem annoyed that your even in there. I have a Franklin high school student who was there and now I have a 7th grader entering. So I am not looking forward for the days I have to interact with the office staff.

  • (3 years ago)

    TJMS is great school ! It has a dedicated staff and teachers who are nice caring and very good at teaching students . the principles are nice and encouraging even while enforcing the school rules.they have great leadership and i think Toby Johnson middle Scool one of the best schools to go to in the Elk Grove District .

  • (4 years ago)

    We have short but very unpleasant experience with the school staff and leadership. It looks like the level of moral is rally low there. It does not feel like a good environment to be.

  • (4 years ago)

    Toby Johnson Middle School is the BEST middle school ever!!! TJMS has great teachers and staff members who truely care about the students and will help the students in any way they can. TJMS has a great counseling program. TJMS also has lots of fun and cool electives like art cooking drama video productions and all other cool and fun classes. Also this school has lots of great activites such as dance and faires. Also to add Toby's athletics are some of the best in the district like basketball volleyball track and field and wrestling. Toby Johnson Middle School is a truely above average school and their API score is way above average. Toby Johnson is the best middle school in Sacramento County!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am new to this school and just started a couple days ago. I love it so much already and have already made tonssss of friends! I really give this school a huge 5! I love TJMS!

  • (6 years ago)

    I go to this school and it is excellent! I am a 7th grade Aggie and have barely gone through 1st term. Iam about 1 week into term 2 right now and am loving every minute of it! This is the only middle school that has 4 terms with an elective every term.

  • (7 years ago)

    The test scores may be high but the morale is very low.

  • (7 years ago)

    I think TJMS is excellent. My daughter is a seventh grader who had problems making friends in elementary but finds it much easier now because of the tolerance that is taught here at Toby Johnson. Their Advocacy program really helps the kids understand each other better and learn to cope with different situations. I highly recommend this school to any parent or student.

  • (7 years ago)

    i go 2 this school and i have to admit its really awesome and it feels good to know that i am in the absoloutely best school. I wanna b really smart. i give it a big fat 5

  • (7 years ago)

    I love this school. The teachers are great they always help my child if she is confuse or was absent etc. As it goes for the tests its excellent. All of this makes our school one of the top four schools to watch which is a good thing. They also have basically all the activities you can name basketball volleyball dance wrestling leadership art computer technology etc. I would recomend this school to anyone.

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