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Martin Luther King Elem. School

Public | K-5 | 446 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted June 21, 2013

This was our first year at KING!! LOVED IT LOVED IT... I am very happy how parents are involved in everything.. I have no complains my child loves the school..Love everything about KING SCHOOL!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2013

I have 2 kids at King and both have loved it! It is nice to have such a diverse school. My kids have had classmates from Japan, Korea, India, Russia, China, etc. The new principal has been seen just as much as the old principal. She replies to e-mails better too. She has been involved with the PTO. She is out helping kids getting out of the car in the morning. Great parent involvement and strong PTO. Kingcare is nice as there is child care available from 7:15am- start of school and end of school to 6:15pm. This is longer than Rec and Ed child care for other schools. It is flexible too- you can do drop in care. The new secretary is really nice and helpful. I like how some classrooms are encouraging non-food birthday parties so kids with allergies don't feel left out and your kid does not eat cake 20+ times a year. They also encourage fruit/ veg snacks the first 1 month so they can figure out the allergies in the classrooms. It also helps to encourage good eating habits. The new King garden is a great learning experience. They have computers in every room. Many teachers have webpages and communicate through e-mail well. They have new large lockers now instead of hallway hooks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2013

Teachers are excellent at what they do and parents are very involved as well. The office staff are very rude though and not to mention the new principal is as well. She never comes out of her office. The old principle was everywhere, helping outside with the kids and traffic, so friendly and always involved. The new principle is very unprofessional and not good at handling issues correctly, instead she just acts as if they never happened and ignores everything. They definitely made a huge mistake picking her to represent such a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2012

King is a great school with many extracurricular activities and very dedicated teachers and parents. Kids can participate International Night, Academic Games, Science Olympiad, and Math Olympiad, just to name a few. While Rec and Ed may nor offer many extracurricular activities, it is the activities run by the King School Community that make the school so special. My children have had excellent teachers who identify their strengths and weaknesses and push them to grow intellectually. Their classmates have parents from around the world. Many students are bilingual. Great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2012

It ranked as 10 point school, but I didn't see the shiny points yet. The extracurricular activities are poor. Very few RecEd classes offered in the school and the after-school care is just for kids to free play. For kids who like arts, you will understand the situation when you see their lobby wall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2012

Teachers are generally very good, kids are respectful and good students, parents are very involved. A lot of extracurricular activities, including academic/intellectual activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2008

We have loved King School for 22 years now. We'll be missing it next year as our younges moves on to Clague.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2006

K and 1st grade at King school have been great for my child. I couldn't ask for better. Excellent caring staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2006

This school's environment is great. Children perform very well in both Math and Reading except Writing! (They have been performed poorly in writing) New principal shows very little interested in Science. All the teachers from K-3 are very good. I do not know about 4th and 5th grade teacher. The level of parent involvement is very high. Children per teacher ratio is higher than any school in Ann Arbor. There are 26-27 children in my son class.
—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 40% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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99%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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92%

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87%

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85%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
48%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

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55%
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

Above average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 net growth (significant improvement/improvement - significant decrease/decrease) according to Performance Level Changes from the state of Michigan.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian 44% 3%
White 40% 69%
Multiracial 9% 2%
African-American 4% 18%
Hispanic 2% 6%
American Indian 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian N/A 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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3800 Waldenwood Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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