Martin Luther King Junior Elementary School

Martin Luther King Junior Elementary School serves 745 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 9% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 11% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Martin Luther King Junior Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New Jersey 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 15:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 56% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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School Overview

Martin Luther King Junior Elementary School's student population of 745 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 51 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students745 students
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Total Classroom Teachers51 teachers
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School Comparison

Martin Luther King Junior Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,239 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Martin Luther King Junior Elementary School is 0.52, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank
#2189 out of 2239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
9%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
11%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:112:1
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American Indian
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Asian
1%
10%
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Hispanic
46%
29%
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Black
52%
15%
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White
1%
44%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.520.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
88%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTrenton Public School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Martin Luther King Junior Elementary School is Lawrence High School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Paul Robeson Charter School For The Humanities (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Columbus Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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