Martin Luther King Junior School

  • Martin Luther King Junior School serves 1,232 students in grades 7-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 75-79% (which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 36%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 82% (which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Tennessee state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 37%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Martin Luther King Junior School's student population of 1,232 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 59 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2014)
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students1,232 students
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Total Classroom Teachers59 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Martin Luther King Junior School's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Martin Luther King Junior School is 0.67, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TN)
Overall School Rank--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)75-79%
36%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
82%
35%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:116:1
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Asian
11%
2%
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Hispanic
5%
10%
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Black
40%
22%
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White
40%
63%
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Two or more races
4%
2%
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Diversity Score0.670.55
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Graduation Rate
98%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDavidson County School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

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