2430 Martin L King Jr Blvd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Martin L King Junior Elementary School serves 480 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Martin L King Junior Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama 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 30-34% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 480 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

School Overview

Martin L King Junior Elementary School's student population of 480 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
480 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
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School Rankings

Martin L King Junior Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Martin L King Junior Elementary School is 0.12, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#965 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
4%
9%
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Black
94%
32%
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White
1%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.12
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
83%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

30-34% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 47% AL state average), while 25-29% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 45% AL state average).

How many students attend Martin L King Junior Elementary School?

480 students attend Martin L King Junior Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

94% of Martin L King Junior Elementary School students are Black, 4% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are White, and 1% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Martin L King Junior Elementary School?

Martin L King Junior Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is lower than the Alabama state average of 17:1.

What grades does Martin L King Junior Elementary School offer ?

Martin L King Junior Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5

What school district is Martin L King Junior Elementary School part of?

Martin L King Junior Elementary School is part of Tuscaloosa City School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 480 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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