King Martin Luther High School

King Martin Luther High School serves 841 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the PA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 29%.
King Martin Luther High School operates within the Philadelphia City School District.
The school district's 54% graduation rate is lower than the PA state average of 88%.

Overview

The student population of 841 students has declined by 22% over five years.
The teacher population of 58 teachers has declined by 30% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 841 students
King Martin Luther High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 58 teachers
King Martin Luther High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade King Martin Luther High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.06 is less than the state average of 0.83. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 14:1
King Martin Luther High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
Hispanic
1%
8%
King Martin Luther High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
97%
16%
King Martin Luther High School Black (1988-2012)
White
n/a
71%
King Martin Luther High School White (1994-2012)
All Ethnic Groups King Martin Luther High School Sch Ethnicity King Martin Luther High 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.
0.06 0.83
King Martin Luther High 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.
99%
34%
King Martin Luther High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2012)
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.
n/a
6%
King Martin Luther High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2009)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 147,349 students has decreased by 7% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 54% has decreased from 90% over five years.
School District Name Philadelphia City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
253
3
Number of Students Managed 147,349 1,682
Philadelphia City   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 54% 88%
Philadelphia City   School District Graduation Rate (1998-2009)
District Total Revenue $2,671 MM $21 MM
Philadelphia City   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $2,762 MM $20 MM
Philadelphia City   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $16,708 $12,476
Philadelphia City   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $17,277 $11,944
Philadelphia City   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Hope Charter School (0.3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Hill J E/freedman Samson Middle School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is West Oak Lane Charter School (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Philadelphia West Oak Lane Charter School
    Charter School
    7115 Stenton Ave
    Philadelphia , PA , 19138
    (215)927-7995
    Charter School
    0.1  mi  |  826  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Philadelphia Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Hill J E/freedman Samson Middle School
    Magnet School
    6200 Crittenden St
    Philadelphia , PA , 19138
    (215)276-5260
    Magnet School
    0.1  mi  |  225  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Philadelphia Hope Charter School
    Charter School
    2116 East Haines St
    Philadelphia , PA , 19138
    (267)336-2730
    Charter School
    0.3  mi  |  397  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Philadelphia Day Anna B School
    1201 East Johnson St
    Philadelphia , PA , 19138
    (215)276-5250
    0.4  mi  |  518  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Philadelphia Pennypacker Samuel School
    1858 East Washington Ln
    Philadelphia , PA , 19138
    (215)276-5271
    0.5  mi  |  514  students  |  Gr.  PK-6

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