25 Ridgefield Street
Hartford, CT 06112
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
M. L. King Jr. Middle School serves 274 students in grades 6-8.
M. L. King Jr. Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Connecticut 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 ≤5% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15-19% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 58%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 50% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 274 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CT
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

School Overview

M. L. King Jr. Middle School's student population of 274 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
274 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
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School Rankings

M. L. King Jr. Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 957 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of M. L. King Jr. Middle School is 0.53, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CT)
Overall Testing Rank
#936 out of 957 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤5%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
58%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
5%
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Hispanic
37%
28%
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Black
58%
13%
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White
1%
50%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.53
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Eligible for Free Lunch
91%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (06-07)
8%
5%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 274 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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