Students enrolled 175
Hours 7:40 - 2:50
School leader Dr. Schunn Turner
Transportation options None
District Davidson County School District
Before school no info
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613 17th Ave North
Nashville, TN 37203

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(615) 329-8400
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4 stars
Based on 24 ratings

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September 15, 2013
We feel very fortunate that our daughter is able to attend MLK. She has had an outstanding experience so far. It's very pleasing that there's a school that is challenging for exceptional students. Meeting every need of these high achieving students!

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2013
Both my son's graduated 2013 and 2006. This is a wonderful school. Both did very well. The teachers and principle are the best. They were well prepared for college.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2013
I.ve done my studing on the school and to me it is offering a lot and students are pleased to be attended there. So hopefully my daughter will be attened this environment of happiest this fall.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2012
Great academics, wonderful extra curricular activities. Parental involvement could be better, but a really great school for bright students. Great leadership.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2011
i am going to this school and i am thoughoughly impressed with its staff and sense of entilement they have for their school... Cant wait to go to MLK!

- submitted by a community member
April 17, 2011
Outstanding students and teachers. The students are so kind and dedicated at this school that they barely even notice that the building is crumbling around them. There is tremendous camaraderie at this school among the students and the teachers. However, there is very little support from the administration at MLK. Students have to be in charge of their eduction because the administration is not capable of advising the students. The college counsellor is wonderful, but she receives very little support from the administration. The students and parents need more support before the kids reach their Junior year of high school in order to prepare for college application. MLK is an inner city school that consistently out-performs most other high schools in the country, and it's remarkable because they have so little support from their administration and their community. Nashville should be proud of these students who continue to strive for the top, are accepted into the nation's top schools, and earn fabulous scholarships for college. Come on Nashville: Let's support this school and these amazing students and teachers!!!

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2011
MLK is a very unusual system for educating your children. The children are expected to working at least two grades above their age and totally self sufficiently in terms of getting assignments and getting the work done and preparing for tests. The kids at each grade level are treated like they are in college and the pressure is enormous. If your child does not have the self discipline to function this way or the maturity to behave in that environment with that level of freedom then think twice before sending them there. Be aware that keeping up the school standards is a top priority not assisting with your child's individual needs for successful adaptation into this culture. If you child was not in the feeder magnet for this school be aware that success is absolutely impossible unless they hit the ground running and are already for college at 12 years old.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 19, 2010
MLK Magnet is a wonderful academic magnet school that is one of the most diverse (socio-economically and ethnic-wise) schools in the Davidson County, TN, system. Wonderful administration and teachers, and students who set the bar high for their peers. My son graduated from this school and has gone on to UT-Knoxville with great success and my daughter is a junior at this school. The parent support for this school is great; however, the older, historic school building / facilities are in dire need of attention and this would be a great boost to the wonderful learning that goes on there to be able to attend to some of the physical needs of the school with these funds!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 28, 2010
Great school, great preparation for college, and great teachers

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2010
It has been an inspiration for my Grandson in his goal to excel as an engineer. 5 shout outs for Nashville's Martin Luther King Junior Magnet-Pearl High School

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 23, 2010
Great teachers and administration!!

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2010
What great teachers, what dedicated and hardworking students! What an incredibly inflexible, hypocritical administration! I currently attend MLK, and I can say that I've been both inspired and uplifted by the supportive student body and encouraging teachers. The former consists of the brightest kids in the state, the latter a rare combination of tact and passion for teaching to others their respective subjects. The administration, however, would care less about ensuring their students' success - statistics are all we are to them. Made a mistake? Pull yourself up by your bootstraps. Don't have bootstraps? Oh well! You won't find any compassion in those who supposedly "lead" the school - they're behind you during the good times, but couldn't desert faster when the bad times roll around. Is MLK worth it? Yes. But could it be improved? Absolutely.

- submitted by a community member
April 21, 2010
I am a sophomore currently attending this school. This is a great school- it focuses greatly on getting students to college for a bright future. The teachers are great and the school is very diverse. Most people who go there cares about their grades.

- submitted by a student
no rating December 31, 2009
I am a student at MLK and this is my first year there. I absolutely love it. The teachers are fabulous,the students are welcoming, i just feel so at home. I encourage anybody and evrybody to try to get in if they can.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 15, 2009
Students are blessed to have a very challenging curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2009
I am a parent of 2 high school students. My girls started MLK in 7th grade. I recommend this school because of their high quality caring, expectation, and for looking out for children individually. Thank-you to all the staff at MLK.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2009
This one of the best if not the best school in the Metro Davidson School District. Well thought out plan to lead young men and young ladies to the next level of their education. My son is an all 'A' student there, thank you MLK

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- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2006
I graduated in 2005. This school is well known for quality, and it helped me get into great schools. The counselors care about the students so much that they are willing to do almost anything to get students into the schools they want. Extracurricular activites are encouraged and it has more sports provided than any other school in the system. The neighborhood is not great, but it is normally safe during school hours. I am very glad that I went here.

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May 14, 2005
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- submitted by a student
December 08, 2004
I graduated from MLK in 2003 and would have to say that this school prepared me to the highest extreme for college. The intense course work gave me the work ethic needed to becoming successful at my university. The schools makes it possible for students to take AP courses which allows them to then use these credits for college. The teachers help motivate an already vibrant student body, one that is filled with bright students yearning to being successful in life. This school also does a marvelous job in opening its sudents' minds to the world around them. The diversity found within the student body is an amazing feature. The school's diversity helps break down political boundaries that divide so many people in this world today. Instead, students are able to work more closely together with people of all different backgrounds.

- submitted by a former student
September 15, 2003
My child attended MLK from 7 to 12, having just graduated. Without a doubt she received a superb education comparable to any private school in Nashville. My son went to one of the best private boys schools MBA and my dauthers education was by far better. She graduated with 8 AP courses -receiving college credit in four. I have watched her peers grow up to be remarkable young people thanks in part to a staff that truly cares about the kids and the kids know it. This is not a pretty school - lacking many of the fancy extra's that other schools may have, but what it may lack in some areas are more than made up for in superior teaching, coursework and level of pride each student has for the school and respect for each other.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
This is the greatest school I have ever seen! The teachers are great and the resources are endless.

- submitted by a community member
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Martin Luther King Junior Magnet- Pearl High School
613 17th Ave North, Nashville, TN  37203
(615) 329-8400
Last modified Martin Luther King Junior Magnet- Pearl High School is a Public school that serves grades 7-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Martin Luther King Junior Magnet- Pearl High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 29 reviews.