Martin L King Academy For Excellence Alternative

  • Martin L King Academy For Excellence Alternative serves 253 students in grades 6-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 6-9% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Kentucky state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 23%.

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School Overview

  • Martin L King Academy For Excellence Alternative's student population of 253 students has grown by 153% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students253 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Martin L King Academy For Excellence Alternative's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has increased from 4:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Martin L King Academy For Excellence Alternative is 0.65, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.25. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (KY)
Overall School Rank#1246 out of 1,251 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤5%
47%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)6-9%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:116:1
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
13%
6%
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Black
43%
11%
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White
39%
77%
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score0.650.25
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Graduation Rate≤5%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
67%
54%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Martin L King Academy For Excellence Alternative and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFayette County School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

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