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Dr. M.L.K. Charter School For Science & Tech.

Charter | PK-12 | 646 students

 

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4 stars

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Posted June 8, 2013

I am a former student of this school, and in 7th grade I began to realize that this school is not the best in the city. The staff have terrible attitudes towards both parents and students. There is little if any professionalism inside of the main office. However, the part that truly got to me was how they were so desperate to keep students at the school. Every time I walked into the office I was constantly questioned as to whether or not I was going to keep attending the school for high school, to which every time I said no. At the end of the year when I tried to get my documents to attend another school they constantly said I wasn't on the roster and that my grades were not in, to which they told me to come back next week. When I arrived with my parent that next week they said the exact same excuse. My parent was not going to walk out of the school without my documents, which they realized. The went over to the printer and seemed to have magically found all of my papers, printed them out, and gave them to us. This truly made me never want to walk into this school and have to deal with these people ever again. If you were recommending this school, only consider it as a last resort.


Posted October 19, 2009

It is a excellent school, my child attends the school and I love the school. Mrs. Hicks is a wonderful principal.


Posted June 21, 2008

My child attends MLK Charter and it is an excellent school. The Principal is very well known and liked by all parents. She stern, but very nurturing to the children. This school encompasses excellent staff memebers that enjoy teaching. I am very proud to say that my child attends this school. Satisfied parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2006

Since my child hae attended this school she has learned alot and has improved in all her studies. She even does her homework with no problem. I thank the teachers very much because they care and took the time out to help my child improve in her studies. My child now wants to participate in the schol dance team and even wants to learn hiow to play the flute. Her teacher sends a progress report every Tuesday and she is improving. Some of the grades show that she does need help, but she is willing to make it. One day a week we sit in her room and I try to go over some problems that she don't understand. She even gets excited when she has P.E. I have never seen my child be so excited to go to school and want to trell me how they do things in class.
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
48%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
36%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 64% in 2010.

37 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2010.

37 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
60%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program for the 21st Century (LEAP 21) to assess students in grades 4 and 8 in math, English language arts, science and social studies. The LEAP 21 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
37%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
61%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program for the 21st Century (LEAP 21) to assess students in grades 4 and 8 in math, English language arts, science and social studies. The LEAP 21 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
27%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
14%
English II

The state average for English II was 93% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
41%
English III

The state average for English III was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
0%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the End-Of-Course (EOC) tests to test grade high school students in English 2, English 3, biology 1, algebra 1 and geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The EOC is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

Source: LA Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 99% 45%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 4%
Two or more races 0% 1%
White 0% 47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 98%N/A67%
Male 47%N/A51%
Female 53%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Doris R. Hicks
Fax number
  • (504) 940-2276

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Flag football
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
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1617 Caffin Avenue
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