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Martin Luther King Jr Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted April 10, 2014

the staff at martin l king jr elem school is great, the receptionist will great you at the door and my daughter's teacher Ms. Woomer truly cares about her kids and goes the extra mile for her kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2013

My Daughter went to two different schools before we settled in tihis area zoned for MLK. I cannot express how impressed I am with all the staff''s proffesional, caring, and dedication to their students as well as parents. They are friendly and they strive for students to take pride not only in their work, but in themsleves. They buid up self esteem,, in the kids. They are always available if you need advice,, have questions and always go above and beyond what I've experienced in previous school employees.. My daughter has exxcelled in her academics, loves her teachers, classes and classmates. I highly recommend this school. and I am very fortunaye to have found such a great enviroment for my child to be all she can be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2009

I really like this school. The teachers are great except for a few and the principle is amazing and caring. This school definately has heart
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2007

I love this school for my child. The teachers are great the PTA is great and they inform you of activities and events the evening before via automated calling messages.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2005

Martin Luthor King Elementary has a few good teachers who try very hard to make up for the overall very poor perfomace of this school. Academically they offer a poor grounding in the basics to build a solid educational foundation. My struggling student was denied basic reading material, while my accademic achiever was sent home with resources that might have benefitted her older brother had they not been withheld. Homework is misleading and inappropriate for the advanced students. Homework consists of poorly copied sheets of paper, hard to read. Reading material is the same, poorly smeared copies. I was not informed of early problems; my concerns were ignored. Advanced students will soon fall back in this school, challenged students suffer greatly for lack of resources and support.
—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 70% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
54%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
30%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

82 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
36%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

All Students48%
Female50%
Male46%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch47%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities49%
Students with limited English proficiency31%
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant48%

Reading

All Students36%
Female41%
Male31%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch37%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities37%
Students with limited English proficiency27%
Proficient in English41%
Not migrant36%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Nevada Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

All Students62%
Female57%
Male66%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch59%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
Students with limited English proficiency45%
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant62%

Reading

All Students58%
Female57%
Male58%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch57%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities63%
Students with limited English proficiency41%
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant58%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Nevada Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

All Students53%
Female50%
Male55%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch53%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities55%
Students with limited English proficiency38%
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant53%

Reading

All Students47%
Female49%
Male45%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch46%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities46%
Students with limited English proficiency24%
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant47%

Science

All Students34%
Female28%
Male40%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasiann/a
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch33%
Full pricen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities34%
Students with limited English proficiency19%
Proficient in English41%
Not migrant34%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Nevada Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 56% 40%
Black 20% 10%
White 16% 37%
Two or more races 5% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2260 Betty Ln
Las Vegas, NV 89156
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