Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School For Sci/tech

1617 Caffin Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70117
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School For Sci/tech serves 1,016 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 44% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 52% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Louisiana state level of 17:1.

School Overview

Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School For Sci/tech's student population of 1,016 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 54 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,016 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
54 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School For Sci/tech is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,267 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 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 Data
This School
State Level (LA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1042 out of 1267 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
17:1
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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
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in LA.
Diversity Score
0.02
Graduation Rate
75-79%
81%
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 2018-19 school year data.
National School Lunch Program
Yes
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.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5  
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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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 1,016 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Graduation Rate
    : 75-79% (Btm 50% in LA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 44% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 52% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.02 (Btm 50%)

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