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Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School

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Posted July 24, 2014

I have heard nothing but good about MLK . Im excited about my Kindergartener going to this school this year hope she has a great experience and learns a lot .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2014

We moved to this school in the middle of my son's 3rd grade year due to a job transfer. I was impressed with the organization & professionalism of the office staff, as well as the building security. No one can enter the school unannounced/roam free without staff knowledge. My son rides the bus & their transportation system is very organized. One day, they had a substitute driver who was not as familiar with the route & my son was late getting home. I called the school & the office staff was able to explain this to me & contact the driver directly. I give my son the choice of eating the school lunch or a packed lunch. He took his lunch the first couple days & then asked if he could eat the school lunch. At this school (and I assume the district?) all of the children are offered FREE breakfast & lunch; & he LIKES the food. My only complaint is teacher/parent communication. I get general announcements via automated phone calls but I would have liked 'this is what we're doing in class' emails from the teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2010

we are a military family who only attended MLK for 3 months. There is ZERO communication with staff and parents. Homework comes home about once a month, Just bad, bad and more bad. Oh did I mention the school LOST my child the first day of school, out him on the wrong bus. Heaven help the students there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2009

Moved to this school from Germany. Loved it loved it loved it. The office staff and faculty are wonderful. The kids are well organized and kept under enough control to learn and grow. The prinicpal is always around. Unfortunally we moved away after spending two wonderful years there. My son hates his new school and always compares it to MLK. This school is really on top of things. Other schools could learn a thing or two from MLK and its staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

excellent facility and staff
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 44% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
27%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

The state average for Language Mechanics was 54% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
30%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
56%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
33%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 59% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
21%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students36%
Female40%
Male30%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students32%
Female26%
Male38%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

All Students43%
Female56%
Male31%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students22%
Female27%
Male18%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students22%
Female24%
Male20%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students42%
Female38%
Male47%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students22%
Female27%
Male17%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students29%
Female27%
Male30%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students46%
Female50%
Male41%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students17%
Female23%
Male11%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White19%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Until 2010-2011, Kentucky used the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT) to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 through 12 in reading, social studies, science, writing, and math. The Elementary School results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for grades 3 through 5 combined for each subject. Middle School results are for grades 6 though 8 combined, and High School results are for grades 10 though 12 combined. The KCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky. Beginning in 2011-2012, Kentucky switched to the K-PREP and EOC exams.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 45% 11%
White 40% 81%
Hispanic 10% 4%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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14405 Dr Martin Luther King Jr
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
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