Martin Luther King Junior Elementary School

2000 S 18th St
Yakima, WA 98903
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Martin Luther King Junior Elementary School serves 626 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Martin Luther King Junior Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Washington 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 32% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 51%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Washington state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Washington state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Martin Luther King Junior Elementary School's student population of 626 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students626 students
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Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
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School Comparison

Martin Luther King Junior Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,039 schools in Washington (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 0.17, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1862 out of 2039 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1
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American Indian
1%
2%
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Asian
n/a
8%
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Hispanic
91%
23%
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Black
1%
4%
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White
6%
54%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
1%
8%
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Diversity Score
0.170.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
82%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
3%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameYakima School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Martin Luther King Junior Elementary School is Yakima Open Doors (0.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Union Gap School (1.2 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Yakima Yakima Open Doors Alternative School
    Grades: 9-12 | 105 students
    0.8 miles
    1120 S 18th St, Portable A
    Yakima, WA 98901
    (509) 573-5580
    0.8 9-12 105
  • Yakima Union Gap School Math: 54% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 604 students
    1.2 miles
    3201 South 4th Street
    Yakima, WA 98903
    (509) 248-3966
    1.2 PK-8 604
  • Yakima Hoover Elementary School Math: 29% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 761 students
    1.6 miles
    400 W Viola Ave
    Yakima, WA 98902
    (509) 573-5900
    1.6 PK-5 761
  • Yakima Mcclure Elementary School Yakima Math: 33% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 622 students
    1.6 miles
    1222 S 22nd Ave
    Yakima, WA 98902
    (509) 573-1300
    1.6 PK-5 622
  • Yakima Adams Elementary School Math: 36% | Reading: 28%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 697 students
    1.7 miles
    723 S 8th St
    Yakima, WA 98901
    (509) 573-5100
    1.7 PK-5 697

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