M L King Junior Elementary School

  • M L King Junior Elementary School serves 307 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10-14% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15-19% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • M L King Junior Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52%.

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School Overview

  • M L King Junior Elementary School's student population of 307 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 14% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students307 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

  • M L King Junior Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,672 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has increased from 9:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of M L King Junior Elementary School is 0.57, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank#2983 out of 3672 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)10-14%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)15-19%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
18%
5%
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Hispanic
4%
26%
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Black
62%
17%
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White
11%
48%
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Two or more races
5%
3%
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Diversity Score0.570.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
89%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameUrbana 116 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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