Martin Luther King Elementary School

2.50 5 1 (2 reviews)
Tel: (732)452-2980
  • Martin Luther King Elementary School serves 630 students in grades KG-5.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the NJ average of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 52%.
  • Martin Luther King Elementary School operates within the Edison Township School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 630 students has grown by 12% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 44 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2010)
Grades Offered Grades KG-5
Total Students 630 students
Martin Luther King Elementary School Total Students (1987-2015)
Gender % Martin Luther King Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 44 teachers
Martin Luther King Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by Grade Martin Luther King Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NJ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 13:1
Martin Luther King Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
Asian
78%
10%
Martin Luther King Elementary School Asian Students (1990-2015)
Hispanic
3%
25%
Martin Luther King Elementary School Black Students (1990-2015)
Black
8%
16%
Martin Luther King Elementary School Black Students (1990-2015)
White
10%
48%
Martin Luther King Elementary School White Students (1990-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Martin Luther King Elementary School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
1%
1%
Martin Luther King Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Martin Luther King Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown NJ All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.38 0.42
Martin Luther King Elementary School Diversity Score (1987-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
9%
31%
Martin Luther King Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
2%
5%
Martin Luther King Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2015)

District Comparison

  • Edison Township School District's student population of 14,669 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $16,789 in this district is less than the state average of $21,422. The district revenue/student has grown by 8% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $16,602 is less than the state average of $21,053. The district spending/student has grown by 9% over four years.
School District Name Edison Township School District
Number of Schools
Managed
19
2
Number of Students Managed 14,669 954
Edison Township School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
District Total Revenue $244 MM $20 MM
Edison Township School District District Total Revenue (1990-2014)
District Spending $241 MM $20 MM
Edison Township School District District Spending (1990-2014)
District Revenue / Student $16,789 $21,422
Edison Township School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2014)
District Spending / Student $16,602 $21,053
Edison Township School District District Spending / Student (1992-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • EdisonJohn Adams Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 882 students
    1.1 miles
    1081 New Dover Road
    EdisonNJ 08820
    (732)452-2920
    1.16-8882
  • EdisonFranklin D Roosevelt School
    Grades: PK-KG | 95 students
    1.2 miles
    838 New Dover Rd
    EdisonNJ 08820
    (732)452-2939
    1.2PK-KG95
  • EdisonJohn P. Stevens High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 2170 students
    1.2 miles
    855 Grove Avenue
    EdisonNJ 08820
    (732)452-2800
    1.29-122170
  • EdisonJames Madison Intermediate School
    Grades: 3-5 | 593 students
    1.3 miles
    838 New Dover Road
    EdisonNJ 08820
    (732)452-2960
    1.33-5593
  • EdisonJames Madison Primary School
    Grades: KG-2 | 569 students
    1.3 miles
    840 New Dover Road
    EdisonNJ 08820
    (732)452-2990
    1.3KG-2569

School Reviews

  2.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
3  4/7/2017
I enjoyed my 2 years here, though there could be MANY improvements. PROSMOST of the staff is caring. There are a lot of clubs. Many reasons to take pride in this school. Many opportunities like running for president, vice president, and secretary of school in 5th grade (3-5th graders vote). 3-5 have student council representatives. Too much fundraising (which gets boring to students). Yearly, a famous author (ie David A. Adler, Jerry Pallotta, Marc Brown) comes. Red Grammar performances every 5-6 years. BUT THEY COULD DO BETTER STUFF WITH THE MONEY! CONSTeachers often assume that students know most of what they are learning about. The Edison curriculum is mostly repeating what you learned the year before. It does not take benefit of the Journeys program (mandatory in Middlesex schools). Half of this school has air conditioning and half doesn't. 5th graders get many fun opportunities, but the rest of the years are 'meh.' There is little cultural diversity.
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2  11/12/2014
This school takes great pride in its perennial high scores, however our experience as transplants from another state is that the teachers do very little teaching and the impressive scores are a result of home schooling. The over-achieving students come from predominantly Asian families, where academic expectations, competitiveness and pressures run inappropriately high. Many teachers have become lazy and arrogant, pointing to unearned successes as proof of their superior skills. I do not place the entire burden of education on the teachers alone, but I found the opposite to be true: they place the entire burden of education on the parents. Personally, nearly all of the teachers are nice people. I didn't have a single complaint in that category. But when it came to teaching, they were generally unable to guide students who didn't already know in advance the material that was on the schedule for the day or the week. For reference, we are a military family who have relocated numerous times and have passed through a half-dozen different schools. We have had the benefit of comparing schools in too many different districts and states. This one, MLK, was easily our most disappointing, and least educational/most detrimental experience.
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