6910 Defoe Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80911
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Martin Luther King Junior Elementary School serves 708 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Martin Luther King Junior Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 53% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 62% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Martin Luther King Junior Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

School Overview

Martin Luther King Junior Elementary School's student population of 708 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has grown by 16% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
708 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
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School Rankings

Martin Luther King Junior Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,783 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Martin Luther King Junior Elementary School is 0.67, 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 Data
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State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#273 out of 1783 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
27%
34%
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Black
9%
5%
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White
49%
53%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
12%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.67
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Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
8%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 708 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 51%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in CO
  • Math Proficiency
    : 53% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 62% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.67 (Top 10%)

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