Martin Luther King Elementary School

285 Tingley Ln

Edison, NJ 08820-1476

Tel: (732)452-2980
Grades KG-5
605 students
Martin Luther King Elementary School serves 605 students in grades KG - 5.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the NJ average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is more than the state average of 51%.
Martin Luther King Elementary School operates within the Edison Township School District.

School Overview

The student population of 605 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 43 teachers has grown by 34% over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2010)
Grades Offered Grades KG-5
Total Students 605 students
Martin Luther King Elementary School Total Students (1989-2014)
Gender % Martin Luther King Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 43 teachers
Martin Luther King Elementary School Total Teachers (1989-2014)
Students by Grade Martin Luther King Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.41 is less than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NJ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 13:1
Martin Luther King Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.41 0.42
Martin Luther King Elementary School Diversity Score (1989-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
13%
32%
Martin Luther King Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
2%
5%
Martin Luther King Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2014)

District Comparison

Edison Township School District's student population of 14,521 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $16,243 in this district is less than the state average of $19,116. The district revenue/student has grown by 5% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $15,781 is less than the state average of $19,190. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Edison Township School District
Number of Schools
Managed
19
2
Number of Students Managed 14,521 918
Edison Township School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
District Total Revenue $232 MM $20 MM
Edison Township School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $225 MM $20 MM
Edison Township School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $16,243 $19,116
Edison Township School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $15,781 $19,190
Edison Township School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is John P. Stevens High School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is John Adams Middle School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Franklin D Roosevelt School (1.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • EdisonJohn Adams Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 829 students
    1.1 miles
    1081 New Dover Rd
    EdisonNJ 08820
    (732)452-2920
    1.16-8829
  • EdisonFranklin D Roosevelt School
    Grades: PK-5 | 87 students
    1.2 miles
    838 New Dover Rd
    EdisonNJ 08820
    (732)452-2939
    1.2PK-587
  • EdisonJohn P. Stevens High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 2122 students
    1.2 miles
    855 Grove Ave
    EdisonNJ 08820
    (732)452-2800
    1.29-122122
  • EdisonJames Madison Intermediate School
    Grades: 3-5 | 622 students
    1.3 miles
    838 New Dover Rd
    EdisonNJ 08820
    (732)452-2960
    1.33-5622
  • EdisonJames Madison Primary School
    Grades: PK-2 | 506 students
    1.3 miles
    840 New Dover Rd
    EdisonNJ 08820
    (732)452-2990
    1.3PK-2506

School Reviews

This school takes great pride in its perennial high scores, however our experience as transplants from another state is that the teachers do very little teaching and the impressive scores are a result of home schooling. The over-achieving students come from predominantly Asian families, where academic expectations, competitiveness and pressures run inappropriately high. Many teachers have become lazy and arrogant, pointing to unearned successes as proof of their superior skills. I do not place the entire burden of education on the teachers alone, but I found the opposite to be true: they place the entire burden of education on the parents. Personally, nearly all of the teachers are nice people. I didn't have a single complaint in that category. But when it came to teaching, they were generally unable to guide students who didn't already know in advance the material that was on the schedule for the day or the week. For reference, we are a military family who have relocated numerous times and have passed through a half-dozen different schools. We have had the benefit of comparing schools in too many different districts and states. This one, MLK, was easily our most disappointing, and least educational/most detrimental experience.
- Posted by Parent, 11/12/14

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