Martin Luther King- Junior High School

3991 Snapfinger Rd
Lithonia, GA 30038
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3.00 (2 reviews)
Martin Luther King- Junior High School serves 1,544 students in grades 9-12.
Martin Luther King- Junior High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Georgia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 12% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 44%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 23% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Georgia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Georgia state average of 60% (majority Black).

School Overview

Martin Luther King- Junior High School's student population of 1,544 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 96 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,544 students
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Total Classroom Teachers96 teachers
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School Rankings

Martin Luther King- Junior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,196 schools in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Martin Luther King- Junior High School is 0.08, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (GA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1975 out of 2196 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
12%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
2%
15%
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Black
96%
37%
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White
1%
40%
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.080.69
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Graduation Rate
76%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
68%
56%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDekalb County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Martin Luther King- Junior High School is Destiny Achievers Academy Of Excellence (2.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Chapel Hill Middle School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Browns Mill Elementary School (1.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Lithonia Browns Mill Elementary School Math: 17% | Reading: 24%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 560 students
    1.2 miles
    4863 Browns Mill Rd
    Lithonia, GA 30038
    (678) 676-8302
    1.2 PK-5 560
  • Decatur Chapel Hill Middle School Math: 23% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 775 students
    1.5 miles
    3535 Dogwood Farm Rd
    Decatur, GA 30034
    (678) 676-8502
    1.5 6-8 775
  • Decatur Chapel Hill Elementary School Math: 25% | Reading: 23%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 620 students
    1.7 miles
    3536 Radcliffe Blvd
    Decatur, GA 30034
    (678) 676-8402
    1.7 PK-5 620
  • Decatur Narvie Harris Elementary School Math: 51% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 821 students
    1.7 miles
    3981 Mcgill Dr
    Decatur, GA 30034
    (678) 676-9202
    1.7 PK-5 821
  • Lithonia Salem Middle School Math: 16% | Reading: 20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,007 student
    1.9 miles
    5333 Salem Rd
    Lithonia, GA 30038
    (678) 676-9402
    1.9 6-8 1,007

School Reviews

  3.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
1  
The administration works on the buddy system instead of acting professional they choice to make it personal trying to intimidate and argue not only with the students but also the parents which takes away from what's really important the kids. Respect is earned and if you are displaying conduct like that In front of a parent I can only image what's done when parents aren't around
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5  
MLK IS A WELL RUN SCHOOL, THE ADMINISTRATION PUTS A LOT OF EFFORT IN ENSURING THAT THE STUDENTS ARE SAFE, AND THE TEACHERS ARE GIVEN SUPPORT SERVICES WHEN NEEDED,
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