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Martin Luther King El. School

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Posted October 24, 2011

I am very glad that I had a chance to transfer my son to this school. He has learned so much from his teacher and I appreciate ask the time they out into their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2011

I have had kids at King for 6 years and will have kids there for another 6 and am gratified that this is the school with which my kids have a long term relationship. They are learning and thriving. Teachers give them enrichment and advanced work when they need it and extra support when they're struggling. Their peers are wonderful. We're all proud to be part of the MLK community. My oldest is heading off to middle school next year and he's well-prepared and ready to tackle new challenges, thanks to the teaching and learning that happened at King. Please visit and check it out - see for yourself!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 25, 2010

Having done my research on all the top schools in Providence, I am very pleased with the education that my son is receiving at MLK. Certainly there could be more extracurricular activities, but in terms of curriculum, they are top notch. It is a welcoming environment, diverse and a true gem on the East Side. The teachers are wonderful, and truly dedicated to positively affecting the lives of our children. Kudos.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2009

Martin Luther King is a wonderful school. My girls have been attending since pre-school and have had great teachers. They love their school, their teachers and the many friends they have made along the way. My son cannot wait to start pre-school at King so he can be a part of it as well. As for the new principal and staff are definitely doing a great job. Everyone is very friendly, helpful and organized. Nurse Wittles is the best. Looking forward to another great year. Keep up the great work everyone. I hope we win!!! :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2009

This is a diverse school that provides the highest quality of academics while maintaining an atmosphere of peace. It's wonderful!


Posted September 26, 2009

This school has a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment for higher education whose staff is very knowledgeable and approachable. Both of my daughters enjoy attending MLK.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

I'm happy that my son attends MLK, is a very organized school. I feel that he is safe, and is getting the approriate education. There is always a friendly environment around MLK school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

MLK is like a second home to my two kids. The teachers and the staff are all so familiar to them now. They also enjoy helping out in our amazing school garden.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

The staff is extremely helpful and organized! MLK provides a very nurturing environment for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

Excellent administration, attention to detail, efficient, organized and professional office staff (Ms. Nancy is AWESOME!)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

The commitment, the level of understanding and listening and the smiles just make you feel welcome. We had originally considered having our grandson attend a charter school but after him becoming involved with MLK we are happy we chose him to attend the wonderful school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

The first thing that struck me as I awaited the start of my first PTO meeting at my daughter s school was the noise. There were so many parents talking, planning and organizing within the four cinderblock walls of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. elementary school cafeteria that their collective voices were almost deafening. The din was generated by the large number of parents from all around the city. We came from a diverse collection of races, ethnicities, and socio-economic backgrounds to advocate for our school. This amount of involvement creates a great school community, and the children see their parents working together with educators to accomplish challenging goals. This school community is good for the city, as well. Seeing other parents and school friends at the store, the park, and the local Y gives us opportunities to brainstorm ideas for the school, and extend them into the city public areas. We help the city; we help the kids, and the kids benefit. What could be better?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

The teachers are very caring, and have always responded promptly to any of my concerns as a parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Good teachers and leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

My daughter and I are grateful to have been a part of the King family! We loved the way the school encouraged parents and families to be participants in the educational process!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

i love this school the teachers are great
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

King has always been known for its committed, enthusiastic faculty and talented student body. My classmates came from both ends of the socioeconomic spectrum, but everybody wanted to learn and do their best. Growing up with an interest in education policy, my experiences at King have given me hope and the knowledge that there is a bright future for public education in America.


Posted September 17, 2009

KING has a blend of all cultures and makes sure that the students understand the differences found in everyone.


Posted September 16, 2009

It's like a family. Everyone looks out for each others children. The teachers are caring and concerned. My children love going to school here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

It's Diverse and highly recommended! MLK Rocks!!!
—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 60% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
65%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
26%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 59% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
41%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Math

All Students34%
Female36%
Male30%
Black or African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged students24%
Not economically disadvantaged students74%
Title I34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities35%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English34%
Not migrant34%

Reading

All Students72%
Female77%
Male65%
Black or African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino71%
White (not Hispanic)95%
Economically disadvantaged students66%
Not economically disadvantaged students95%
Title I72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant72%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Math

All Students45%
Female45%
Male46%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged students30%
Not economically disadvantaged students77%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English46%
Not migrant45%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female63%
Male59%
Black or African American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged students51%
Not economically disadvantaged students82%
Title I60%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant60%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Math

All Students38%
Female31%
Male43%
Black or African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino28%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged students32%
Not economically disadvantaged students67%
Title I38%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English38%
Not migrant38%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female54%
Male55%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged students50%
Not economically disadvantaged students80%
Title I54%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English54%
Not migrant54%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students41%
Female38%
Male43%
Black or African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged students37%
Not economically disadvantaged students60%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities49%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English40%
Not migrant41%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 37% 8%
Hispanic 35% 22%
White 17% 64%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 76%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Providence, RI 02906
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