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Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School Of Excellenc

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $95,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $880.

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Posted October 11, 2010

Everyone in the school tries to live by the philosophy of Martin Luther King Jr.


Posted October 10, 2010

Students are treated with respect and expected to conduct themselves in accordance with Dr. King's vision of Beloved Community. The atmosphere of the school is calm, but enthusiastic about learning. Teachers are deeply committed to each child's academic and personal success. Parent involvement is encouraged in every way possible.


Posted December 7, 2009

the school is great and it is a different experience from public school...this is a hands on school...I recommend it...my child has been there for 2 year and she is in 6th grade and I didnt think she would achieve so much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2009

This year will be my child's fourth year attending this school. She has been with the school sinc they first opened and she has learned how to respect herself and othes. She has grown to appreciate and respect other cultures. She also is learning more than she would have in a regular public school. I love it!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2007

MLK focuses on the whole child and strongly encourage family involvement. My child commutes from two towns away to attend MLK.
—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 57% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
27%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 53% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
7%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
22%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
14%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students20%
Female20%
Male20%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students48%
Female53%
Male41%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students8%
Female3%
Male14%
African American7%
Asiann/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I8%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students23%
Female17%
Male29%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I23%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students37%
Female39%
Male37%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Title I37%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students52%
Female56%
Male50%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students41%
Female43%
Male40%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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How schools in the state rate:

24%
of schools in the state are Below average
50%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MCAS results from the state of Massachusetts.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts from the state of Massachusetts.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 52% 8%
Hispanic 41% 16%
Two or more races 4% 3%
White 2% 67%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 55%N/A51%
Female 45%N/A49%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 87%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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285 Dorset St
Springfield, MA 01108
Phone: (413) 214-7806

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