1781 Rose St.
Berkeley, CA 94703
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Martin Luther King Middle School serves 958 students in grades 6-8.
Martin Luther King Middle School placed in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 73% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 958 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 52%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 70% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 73% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Martin Luther King Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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School Overview

Martin Luther King Middle School's student population of 958 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 49 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
958 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
49 teachers
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School Rankings

Martin Luther King Middle School is ranked within the top 20% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Martin Luther King Middle School is 0.70, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#973 out of 9659 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
22:1
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American Indian
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n/a
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Asian
8%
12%
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Hispanic
16%
56%
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Black
10%
5%
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White
48%
22%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
18%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Martin Luther King Middle School's ranking?

Martin Luther King Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for: Highest overall rank (Top 20%), Highest math proficiency (Top 10%) and Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

70% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 73% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).

How many students attend Martin Luther King Middle School?

958 students attend Martin Luther King Middle School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

48% of Martin Luther King Middle School students are White, 18% of students are Two or more races, 16% of students are Hispanic, 10% of students are Black, and 8% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Martin Luther King Middle School?

Martin Luther King Middle School has a student ration of 20:1, which is lower than the California state average of 22:1.

What grades does Martin Luther King Middle School offer ?

Martin Luther King Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 958 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 52%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 70% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 73% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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