Martin Luther King El. School

35 Camp Street
Providence, RI 02906
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Martin Luther King El. School serves 533 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Martin Luther King El. School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Rhode Island 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 7% (which is lower than the Rhode Island state average of 28%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 14% (which is lower than the Rhode Island state average of 36%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Rhode Island state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Rhode Island state average of 42% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

Martin Luther King El. School places among the top 20% of public schools in Rhode Island for:

School Overview

Martin Luther King El. School's student population of 533 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students533 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

Martin Luther King El. School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 287 schools in Rhode Island (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Martin Luther King El. School is 0.68, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (RI)
Overall Testing Rank
#266 out of 287 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
7%
28%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
36%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:114:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
42%
25%
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Black
37%
9%
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White
11%
58%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.680.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
77%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameProvidence School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, RI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Martin Luther King El. School is 360 High School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Nathan Bishop Middle School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Providence 360 High School Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-11 | 195 students
    0.2 miles
    182 Thurbers Avenue
    Providence, RI 02905
    (401) 274-4603
    0.2 9-11 195
  • Providence Hope High School Math: ≤5% | Reading: 6-9%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 995 students
    0.2 miles
    324 Hope Street
    Providence, RI 02906
    (401) 456-9161
    0.2 9-12 995
  • Providence Nathan Bishop Middle School Math: 11% | Reading: 14%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 700 students
    0.6 miles
    101 Sessions Street
    Providence, RI 02906
    (401) 456-9344
    0.6 6-8 700
  • Providence Times2 Academy Charter School
    Math: 12% | Reading: 20%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-12 | 726 students
    0.9 miles
    50 Fillmore Street
    Providence, RI 02908
    (401) 272-5094
    0.9 K-12 726
  • Providence Esek Hopkins Middle School Math: 5% | Reading: 9%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 544 students
    1.1 miles
    480 Charles Street
    Providence, RI 02904
    (401) 456-9203
    1.1 6-8 544

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