Martin Luther King Elementary School

285 Tingley Ln

Edison, NJ 08820-1476

Tel: (732)452-2980
Grades: KG-5

558 students

Martin Luther King Elementary School serves 558 students in grades KG-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the NJ average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 49%.
Martin Luther King Elementary School operates within the Edison Township School District.

Overview

The student population of 558 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has grown by 40% over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2010)
Grades Offered Grades KG-5
Total Students 558 students
Martin Luther King Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
Martin Luther King Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Martin Luther King Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.46 is more than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NJ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 12:1
Martin Luther King Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
72%
9%
Martin Luther King Elementary School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
3%
23%
Martin Luther King Elementary School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
9%
17%
Martin Luther King Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
13%
51%
Martin Luther King Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Martin Luther King Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Martin Luther King Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.46 0.41
Martin Luther King Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
10%
29%
Martin Luther King Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2012)
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.
3%
6%
Martin Luther King Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 14,224 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Edison Township School District
Number of Schools
Managed
18
2
Number of Students Managed 14,224 983
Edison Township School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $216 MM $20 MM
Edison Township School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $213 MM $19 MM
Edison Township School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $15,406 $20,414
Edison Township School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $15,200 $19,395
Edison Township School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is J 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 James Madison Prim Elementary School (1.3 miles away)
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  • Recommended November 12, 2014 - 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

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Did You Know?
Edison, NJ public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.21, which is lower than the New Jersey average of 0.41. The most diverse school in Edison is Thomas Jefferson Middle School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in New Jersey or national school diversity statistics.