Dr. Martin Luther King Middle School

1200 Bangs Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Dr. Martin Luther King Middle School serves 349 students in grades 6-8.
Dr. Martin Luther King Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 12% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 56% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

Dr. Martin Luther King Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey for:

School Overview

Dr. Martin Luther King Middle School's student population of 349 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has declined by 16% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students349 students
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Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
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School Comparison

Dr. Martin Luther King Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,239 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Dr. Martin Luther King Middle School is 0.51, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank
#2205 out of 2239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
6%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
12%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio9:112:1
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American Indian
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Asian
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10%
Hispanic
42%
29%
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Black
56%
15%
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White
2%
44%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
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2%
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Diversity Score
0.510.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
65%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Dr. Martin Luther King Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
2%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAsbury Park School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Dr. Martin Luther King Middle School is Asbury Park High School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Hope Academy Charter School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Barack Obama Elementary School (0.0 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Asbury Park Barack Obama Elementary School Math: ≤5% | Reading: 6-9%
    Rank
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    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 362 students
    0.0 miles
    1300 Bangs Avenue
    Asbury Park, NJ 07712
    (732) 776-2545
    0 PK-5 362
  • Asbury Park Bradley Elementary School Math: ≤5% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 427 students
    0.4 miles
    1100 Third Avenue
    Asbury Park, NJ 07712
    (732) 776-3100
    0.4 PK-5 427
  • Neptune Early Childhood Center
    Grades: PK | 201 students
    0.5 miles
    11 Memorial Drive
    Neptune, NJ 07753
    (732) 776-2200
    0.5 PK 201
  • Neptune Midtown Community Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    1/
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    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 371 students
    0.5 miles
    1155 Corlies Ave
    Neptune, NJ 07753
    (732) 776-2200
    0.5 PK-5 371
  • Asbury Park Thurgood Marshall Elementary School Math: ≤5% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 440 students
    0.5 miles
    600 Monroe Avenue
    Asbury Park, NJ 07712
    (732) 776-2660
    0.5 PK-5 440

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