Martin Luther King Elementary School

285 Tingley Ln

Edison, NJ 08820-1476

Grades: KG-5

569 students

Martin Luther King Elementary School serves 569 students in grades KG-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the NJ average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 51%.
Martin Luther King Elementary School operates within the Edison Township School District.

Overview

The student population of 569 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has grown by 13% over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2010)
Grades Offered Grades KG-5
Total Students 569 students
Martin Luther King Elementary School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 41 teachers
Martin Luther King Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Martin Luther King Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.45 is more 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 12:1
Martin Luther King Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
73%
9%
Martin Luther King Elementary School Asian Students (1988-2013)
Hispanic
4%
24%
Martin Luther King Elementary School Black Students (1988-2013)
Black
8%
17%
Martin Luther King Elementary School Black Students (1988-2013)
White
13%
49%
Martin Luther King Elementary School White Students (1988-2013)
Two or more races
1%
1%
Martin Luther King Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Martin Luther King Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown NJ All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.45 0.42
Martin Luther King Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
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.
12%
31%
Martin Luther King Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2013)
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%
6%
Martin Luther King Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 14,317 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $15,406 is less than the state average of $20,414. The district revenue/student has grown by 12% over four years.
The district spending/student of $15,200 is less than the state average of $19,395. The district spending/student has grown by 12% over four years.
School District Name Edison Township School District
Number of Schools
Managed
19
2
Number of Students Managed 14,317 922
Edison Township School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $216 MM $20 MM
Edison Township School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $213 MM $19 MM
Edison Township School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $15,406 $20,414
Edison Township School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $15,200 $19,395
Edison Township School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby 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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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • EdisonJohn Adams Middle School
    1081 New Dover Rd
    EdisonNJ 08820
    (732)452-2920
    1.1 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 846 students                      
  • EdisonFranklin D Roosevelt School
    838 New Dover Rd
    EdisonNJ 08820
    (732)452-2939
    1.2 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 89 students                      
  • EdisonJohn P. Stevens High School
    855 Grove Ave
    EdisonNJ 08820
    (732)452-2800
    1.2 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 2140 students                      
  • EdisonJames Madison Primary School
    840 New Dover Rd
    EdisonNJ 08820
    (732)452-2990
    1.3 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 518 students                      
  • EdisonJames Madison Intermediate School
    838 New Dover Rd
    EdisonNJ 08820
    (732)452-2960
    1.3 mi | Gr. 3-5 | 599 students                      

School Reviews

  • 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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