Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School For Sci/tech

Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School For Sci/tech serves 1,016 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 47% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School For Sci/tech placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Louisiana state level of 18:1.

School Overview

Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School For Sci/tech's student population of 1,016 students has grown by 23% over five school years.
The teacher population of 54 teachers has grown by 20% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Total Students1,016 students
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Total Classroom Teachers54 teachers
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School Comparison

Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School For Sci/tech is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,277 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School For Sci/tech is 0.02, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (LA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1008 out of 1277 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School For Sci/tech, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
64%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School For Sci/tech and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
70%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School For Sci/tech and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Louisiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio19:118:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School For Sci/tech and the public school average student teacher ratio of Louisiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
1%
7%
Black
99%
43%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School For Sci/tech and the percentage of Black public school students in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
n/a
45%
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School For Sci/tech. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in LA.
Diversity Score
0.020.61
Graduation Rate
80-89%
82%
This chart display graduation rate of Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School For Sci/tech and public school graduation rate of Louisiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
91%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School For Sci/tech and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDr Martin Luther King Charter School For Sci/TECH School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School For Sci/tech is Lord Beaconsfield Landry-oliver Perry Walker High School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Arise Academy (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Arabi Elementary School (1.0 miles away)
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School Reviews

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I went to King for only two years back in elementary school (my first year there was the first year they moved to the Lower Ninth). Given the student population and what they've done with it as well as the many amazing memories I have of my time there, I couldn't recommend it more to people in the area.
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