Martin Luther King Junior School

  • Martin Luther King Junior School serves 1,226 students in grades 7-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60% (which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 74% (which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Martin Luther King Junior School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Tennessee for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 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

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

School Overview

  • Martin Luther King Junior School's student population of 1,226 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 54 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2014)
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students1,226 students
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Total Classroom Teachers54 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Martin Luther King Junior School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,684 schools in Tennessee (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 21:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Martin Luther King Junior School is 0.65, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TN)
Overall School Rank#77 out of 1684 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
35%
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:116:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
10%
2%
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Hispanic
6%
10%
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Black
43%
22%
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White
40%
63%
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Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score0.650.55
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Graduation Rate≥99%
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: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school to Martin Luther King Junior School is Lead Academy (0.7 miles away)
  • The nearest middle school and elementary school is Head Middle School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Nashville Head Middle School Magnet School
    Grades: 5-8 | 582 students
    0.3 miles
    1830 Jo Johnston Ave
    Nashville, TN 37203
    (615)329-8160
    0.3 5-8 582
  • Nashville Lead Academy Charter School
    Grades: 9-12 | 415 students
    0.7 miles
    1035 1st Ave South, Lead Colle
    Nashville, TN 37210
    (615)327-5422
    0.7 9-12 415
  • Memphis Grad Academy Memphis
    Grades: 9-12 | 480 students
    0.8 miles
    1880 Prospect St
    Memphis, TN 38106
    (901)870-4026
    0.8 9-12 480
  • Nashville Pearl-cohn High School Magnet School
    Grades: 9-12 | 679 students
    0.9 miles
    904 26th Avenue North
    Nashville, TN 37208
    (615)329-8150
    0.9 9-12 679
  • Nashville Rocketship Partners Community Prep Charter School
    Grades: K-2 | 51 students
    0.9 miles
    1506 Mary St
    Nashville, TN 37208
    (615)715-8104
    0.9 K-2 51

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