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Martin Luther King, Jr No. 11 Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 791 students

 

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Posted October 8, 2013

MLK is a great school. Never had any problems with my two sons being there for the past five years. Teachers are very efficient and effective. They keep me informed about my kids' behavior and the school in general keep parents informed and up to date with happenings.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2013

This is school is like most of the schools in Jersey City TERRIBLE!!! The teachers and principle and vice principle are very laid back about everything from learning to bullying and when you complain about it they will do petty and evil things to try to play a "tit for tat" game when all your trying to do is ensure your child recieves a decent education. The teachers are more concerned about spying on you to see if your child lives in that district. A teacher actually went to a post office to get information on where my child lived but declined to stay 5 minutes after school to dicsuss my childs report card. More and more Im starting to see that it's not possible in an urban setting such as Jersey city to receive quality education. The curriculum is bad and the teachers are worse they don't care at all about your children. It's an all around disaster.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2013

Please dont evr send your pre schoolers to this school. My 4 year old son had the worst experience ever and the teachers are so rude,and they just dont have any idea on how to deal with 4 year old kids. They act as if its a military school and my son was so terrified of going to this school.the worst school ever and the worst teachers ever. I dont know how the other class teachers are but since my son had a terrible time in Pre K,im never ever going to send him to this school ever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2009

This school is wonderful. It provides teachers with a good degree. They will treat your child with respect and cause no harm.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2009

Its a great school, but its not excellent school. Teachers should teach a little more there i see my child not learning what he is suppose to learn a bit more but still its a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2007

Hi, I love PS # 11. I think it is the best school in Jersey city, when I came from NY. to live in this city I did not know where register my three kids, I was afraid because my kids always were to private schools but, my experience in MLK Jr. PS # 11 is so good, the teacher are realy professionals they know how to teach and they are very entusiastic. I wholeheartedly recommend this school for your childs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2007

My son has been going to MLK school since pre-k and is now in kindergarten. The teaching method is very good and so is the environment. I just think that in any school you have a group of children who think they superior and therefore will bother the others. It's always been the case and will always be. That said, MLK is a wonderful public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2007

Please don't send your children in this school. The security is bad. Other than that the teachers are good just need to teach your kids how to defend themselves from being bullied by other kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

P.S.#11 is a great school. They have great staff members. My daughter is in kindergarten and she's very happy with the school. The kids are not as bad as I thought. The environment is very friendly. The majority of kids that goes to this school are hispanic and asian. I didn't make the wrong decision of sending my daughter to this school. She went to St.Aedans school for pre-k because I was scared to send her to public school. But when the school didn't take actions about her being bullied by another kid. I had no choice but to try out for public school. Public schools are very strict about bullying. They have laws about kids being bullied in school. I felt that private school didn't take the problem too seiously. Thank God I tried p.s.#11 because my daughter now comes home with a happy face.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2004

I just moved to the neighborhood and enrolled my 2 kids in MLK. I think, first it should be mentioned that school uniforms are required. And also after researching the school on this site, i can say the demographic breakdown of the student body looks nothing like the 'pie' provided, leaving the pie not nearly so evenly sliced as one may be led to belive. I suggest visiting the school before deciding.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 59% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 61% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 82% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
61%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students55%
Female55%
Male55%
Black46%
Asian75%
Hispanic40%
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged39%
Special educationn/a
General education59%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant55%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former64%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students71%
Female71%
Male71%
Black64%
Asian94%
Hispanic60%
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
General education80%
English language learners54%
Non-migrant71%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former65%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey 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: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students48%
Female55%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asian61%
Hispanic47%
White37%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education58%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant48%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Former46%

Math

All Students80%
Female82%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanic80%
White75%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant80%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former71%
Limited English Proficient Former82%

Science

All Students87%
Female90%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
White72%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant87%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former67%
Limited English Proficient Former82%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey 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: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students53%
Female61%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asian72%
Hispanic50%
White36%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
General education58%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant53%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Former36%

Math

All Students78%
Female78%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian89%
Hispanic89%
White69%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Non-economically disadvantaged53%
Special education50%
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant78%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former55%
Limited English Proficient Former73%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey 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: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students55%
Female42%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian57%
Hispanic33%
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education64%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant55%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students75%
Female82%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian80%
Hispanic60%
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Special educationn/a
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant75%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey 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: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students41%
Female28%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian39%
Hispanic50%
White40%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education53%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant41%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students48%
Female38%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian45%
Hispanic56%
White53%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
General education60%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant48%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey 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: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students62%
Female65%
Male57%
Black64%
Asian78%
Hispanic48%
Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant62%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former29%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students67%
Female71%
Male62%
Black27%
Asian95%
Hispanic62%
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education77%
English language learners58%
Non-migrant67%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former63%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students67%
Female68%
Male66%
Black46%
Asian90%
Hispanic57%
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education79%
English language learners50%
Non-migrant67%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former58%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey 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: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey 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: New Jersey Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian 31% 9%
White 31% 52%
Hispanic 26% 22%
Black 11% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Mr Chester Kaminski

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886 Bergen Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Phone: (201) 915-6521

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