Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School For Sci/tech

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School For Sci/tech serves 1,062 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 48% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 67% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2015-16 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 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Louisiana state level of 15:1.

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School Overview

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School For Sci/tech's student population of 1,062 students has grown by 28% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 52 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Total Students1,062 students
Gender %This chart display gender of Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School For Sci/tech
Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School For Sci/tech by grade.

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 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School For Sci/tech is 0.00, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (LA)
Overall School Rank#865 out of 1,277 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (15-16)
48%
64%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (15-16)
67%
70%
Student : Teacher Ratio20:115:1
Black
100%
44%
All Ethnic GroupsThis 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 Scoren/a0.36
Graduation Rate≥90%
79%
Eligible for Free Lunch
79%
60%
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDr. Martin Luther King Charter for Sci/Tech School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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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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