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Martin Luther King Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 487 students

 

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Posted October 5, 2014

The Montessori education on any level can be pricey. For such a school to be placed in this location for all residents to experience this option of education is beneficial to our future. As our kids are taught critical thinking and responsibilities, learning academics on their identified level by professional certified teachers. Most of all, the teachers love what they do it, they don't just say it, they show in their actions.


Posted October 17, 2013

The school has a new flavor! The district has placed many new coaches and administrators here to help turn the school around. Staff morale is high, and the community is embracing the new leadership. The teachers are working hard to make a difference in the lives of the children who attend the school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 1, 2010

I used to ejoy going to Martin Luther King Elelementary to volunteer, but now it's such a cold place to be. The principal feels that she could do everything by herself, she makes changes without including the parents. On the first day of school my husband and I was so excited about taking our son to school. Little did we know that only father's were being allowed to enter the building. That somewhat put a damper and a bad taste in our mouth. We had to explain to our six year old son why mommy and daddy could not eat with breakfast with him on his first day of school. I love Martin Luther King Elemetary, but somehow some of the staff (mainly the principal) has stolen the true vision of what Dr. King stood for. I pray that someone other than myself would post their reviews as well. Disappointed
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2009

Mr. Loussiant and Ms. Johnson are excellent teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
28%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
11%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
85%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
7%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "D".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "D".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 96%
Hispanic 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 6%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 58%53%61%
Master's degree 29%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 13%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 18%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School basics

School start time
  • 7:55 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Cheryl Proctor
Fax number
  • (754) 322-6590

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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591 NW 31st Ave
Lauderhill, FL 33311
Phone: (754) 322-6550

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