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Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School

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Posted July 14, 2010

Hi there, Does anyone remember Cathi Plesinski? She may have attended MLK way back in the sixties. She lived on Emack Road. I know that this is a long shot, but would appreciate any info available. Malky


Posted March 26, 2010

My daughter attended MLK for her 7th and 8th grade year. I personally love this school. The teachers and staff care about the students and you can tell. When I go in to speak with them regarding her grades, we are both on the same page. They are aware and caring. The teachers take their personal time to help the students. Her Latin teacher offered a Latin Club for students to attend in the morning for those who needed additional help. My daughter s math teacher also offered to tutor a group of kids in the morning before class. MLK has helped my daughter tremendously and it shows in her grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2009

MLK is a good school overall, but some of the staff seem to be in a bad mood. There are a lot of extra-curricular activities and the curriculum is challenging academically. There is much order and discipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2008

Although this is my first year at MLK, it is a blast. The teachers really take the time to help you succeed in your work. They have programs based on your grade level and they really treat you like adults.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 2, 2007

It is a very good school, with very nice teachers. Mrs. Kell helped me so much and I would not be in one of the highest honors out of high school right now. -Maria
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 20, 2005

I went to Martin Luther King last year. The experience was great. Teacher were helpful. The principal did very well with keeping everything under control.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 30, 2005

MLK was wondeful..there were many fun activities the school helped you prepare for the Science and Tech, and Quest programs at ERHS THe principal disciplined us very well but still made sure we had fun! I would definitly recomend this school its amazing, and i am glad to be a part of the MLK class of ' 05' .
—Submitted by a student


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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 77% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
58%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 56% 35%
Hispanic 21% 12%
White 11% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 6%
Two or more races 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 41%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Library
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  • Cheerleading

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  • Band
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4545 Ammendale Rd
Beltsville, MD 20705
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