Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College

19535 East 46th Avenue
Denver, CO 80249
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College serves 1,144 students in grades 6-12.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 1,144 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 65-69% (Btm 50% in CO)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

School Overview

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College's student population of 1,144 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 64 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Total Students
1,144 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
64 teachers
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School Rankings

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,734 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College is 0.59, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1612 out of 1734 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤5%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
8%
3%
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Hispanic
59%
35%
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Black
23%
4%
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White
4%
52%
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Hawaiian
2%
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.59
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Graduation Rate
65-69%
81%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
61%
30%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
15%
6%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College's ranking?
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College is ranked #1612 out of 1,734 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Colorado.
What schools are Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College often compared to?
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early Collegeis often viewed alongside schools like Dsst: Green Valley Ranch High School, Vista Academy by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CO state average), while 20-24% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CO state average).
What is the graduation rate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College?
The graduation rate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College is 65-69%, which is lower than the Colorado state average of 81%.
How many students attend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College?
1,144 students attend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
59% of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College students are Hispanic, 23% of students are Black, 8% of students are Asian, 4% of students are White, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College?
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Colorado state average of 15:1.
What grades does Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College offer ?
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College offers enrollment in grades 6-12
What school district is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College part of?
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College is part of School District No. 1 In The County Of Denver And State Of C.

School Reviews

3   11/19/2020
I have the privilege to student teaching at this school and I can honestly say it was amazing!! Students are offered great support and resources to guide them through their education. Teachers and admin work very hard to connect with students and ensure no student is left behind. Overall, this school is amazing and I would 100% recommend this school!
- Posted by Teacher - Atzin Cabrera
5   11/19/2020
As a teacher at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College, I can say with full confidence that the teachers and staff are committed to serving their students and community. I do not have kids, but if I did, I would be proud to send my kids the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College. The administration invests heavily in making sure that the teachers that in front of students are equipped to bring out the best in students academically, socially, and emotionally.
- Posted by Teacher - Hayden Clark
5   11/19/2020
DMLK is a space of learning, family and progress. I love this building not only because it is in my neighborhood but because of all the people who work hard daily. DMLK is my home I am alumni and have decided to come back and teach here because I have not found another school that values relationships as much as DMLK. DMLK is my home and I hope that as I teach here, I continue to make other staff and students feel at home too.
- Posted by Teacher - Esmeralda Orozco
5   11/19/2020
You can come to our School to learn languages. English and Spanish Are provided to celebrate diversity and culture. After a year of Spanish Class students can read at least 3 books in the target language. And if you do not speak English and you really want to learn it; come to us... we offer an after-school program for families and students to learn English By FREE!!
- Posted by Teacher - Vargas

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 1,144 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 65-69% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

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