Thomas S O'brien Academy Science & Technology

Lincoln Park, Albany, NY 12202 | (518) 462-7262
  • Grades: PK-5
  • Student Enrollment: 378
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4.5 out of 5 | 3 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Timothy Fowler
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
  • Magnet School
School District Details
  • Albany City School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $20,847
  • Graduation Rate: 61.7%
  • Dropout Rate: 6.7%
  • Students Per Teacher: 12.0
  • Enrolled Students: 8,423

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 378
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 34.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 11.1
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 210 (55.6%)
  • Females: 168 (44.4%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 77 (20.4%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 285 (75.4%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 362 (95.8%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Thomas S O'brien Academy Science & Technology Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Thomas S O'brien Academy Science & Technology
  Number Percent
1st Grade4110.8%
2nd Grade6717.7%
3rd Grade6316.7%
4th Grade6818.0%
5th Grade5213.8%
Public Assistance (2010)
Estimated Percent of Students From Households That Receive Public Assistance: 71-80%
Attendance & Suspensions (2009)
Attendance Rate
Percent of Students Suspended
Teacher Certification & Qualifications (2010)
Percent of Teachers Without a Valid Teaching Certificate: 3.0%
Percent of Teachers Out of Certification
Percent of Classes Taught by Teachers Without Appropriate Certification
Percent of Core Classes Not Being Taught by Highly Qualified Teachers: 2.0%
Teacher Turnover Rates (2010)
Turnover Rate For All Teachers
Teacher Experience & Educational Background (2010)
Percent of Teachers with Master's or Ph.D.
Source: NY Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

School Ratings and Reviews

Overall Rating: 4.5

4.5 out of 5 | 3 Reviews
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3 reviews for Thomas S O'brien Academy Science & Technology

  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on January 21, 2011
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • My school has been a student there since kindergrten now he is in his last year there, it is going to be so sad to see him leave a place that helped my learn to read, write ec.. He was delayed in a few areas but the teachers worked with me and each other and now my son his brnging home the best grades. I wish this school went up to the 12th grade I would keep him there. I HIGHLY recommend this school.
  • Reviewed by Community Member on March 19, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • The new leadership at the school has been excellent. The staff are knowledgeable, friendly and supportive. Students are performing at a much higher level than other schools in the area. There are many programs: YMCA after-school program is right there after dismissal, students use the new playground in Lincoln Park for recess, just a few steps away, the school offers Ballroom Dance, Drama Club, Bird-Watching, NYS Museum Partnership, Smart Boards in the classroom, Scratch Computer Program, and a state-of-the-art, updated facility with updated computers in every classroom. There is a full-time Librarian, Music Teacher, Museum Coordinator, Science Lab. teacher, and Computer Lab teacher. The art program is excellent too. There are many services offered: psychologist, social workers, speech, occupational, Reading Recovery, Math, and English as a Second Language (ESL). It's a great place!
  • Reviewed by Former Student on November 24, 2009
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I went to school here about 15 years ago. I enjoyed the learning incentive they had for children with IEPs and learning disabilities. They also taught team work and attributed to my love of books. I learned latin there which has helped me now. I loved TOAST and I would recommend it to anybody!

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