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Martin Luther King Jr Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 1 student

 

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Posted January 8, 2014

We all need help to have motivation. Help these kids!!! We need much more people who inspire these kids!!! I love the area, much more mellow. MLK Junior Elementary needs donations. Without arts and crafts how can these kids minds be creative? Field trips are very nice. To take trips to: Fort Simco, Yakima Valley Museum, Bolder Cave, Franklin Park, Plays at Davis and IKE, even to the Space Needle etc. A great experience for these kids, especially if they don't get this opportunity at home. Planting at the school, get some color in there. Decorations to show school spirit.


Posted November 3, 2009

My daughter goes to MLK We Love It we just need an after school program
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2008

This is a wonderful school for children with disabilities. My son attended for 2 years and he has done more now since attending than he ever has. He enjoys going to school. Teacher are wonderful and he is included in every activity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2004

This school has excellent educational benefits for children with disabilities and delays. My daughter is very attached and loves her teacher.
—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 65% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
34%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
16%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
33%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
4%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students43%
Female47%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income42%
Not low incomen/a
Special education21%
Not special education46%
Limited English35%
Migrant47%

Reading

All Students41%
Female43%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income41%
Not low incomen/a
Special education7%
Not special education46%
Limited English33%
Migrant47%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students37%
Female36%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income37%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education42%
Limited English32%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students30%
Female31%
Male30%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income29%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education31%
Limited English26%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students30%
Female38%
Male23%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income31%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education33%
Limited English28%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students30%
Female31%
Male28%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income29%
Not low incomen/a
Special education23%
Not special education31%
Limited English15%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students39%
Female40%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income39%
Not low incomen/a
Special education23%
Not special education42%
Limited English21%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students22%
Female20%
Male23%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic21%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income21%
Not low incomen/a
Special education15%
Not special education23%
Limited English9%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 89% 20%
White 8% 60%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Black 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 152%N/A8%
Special education 115%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 294%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 16N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 15N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 61%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:45 am
School end time
  • 3:15 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school

Programs

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Spanish
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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School culture

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  • Monthly parent nights (extremely well attended) costco partnership-each year costco donates backpacks and school supplies for every mlk student students designed red cross bus
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  • The MLK staff has a clear and shared vision. Student achievement is steadily improving.
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Lewis and Clark Middle School
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Yakima, WA 98901
Phone: (509) 573-1101

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