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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. College Preparatory High School is a public, magnet school located in Chicago, IL. It has 638 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.
4445 S Drexel Blvd
Chicago, IL 60653
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School District
Chicago Public Schools

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. College Preparatory High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1060
144 responses
Average ACT
22
236 responses
AP Enrollment
29%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$53,054
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,078
National
$949
Median Home Value
$255,228
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.45 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.45 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 145 responses
Report
  • Pep rally
    27%
  • Black History Month Assembly
    18%
  • Homecoming Dance
    12%
  • Black-out Game for Varsity
    10%
  • Dance Show
    10%
  • School Musicals
    8%
  • Winter Concert
    8%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
638
Free or Reduced Lunch
80%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.44 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.44 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.44 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,254
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.1%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.61 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.61 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.61 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$15,924/ year
National
$12,239
76%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.63 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.63 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.63 responses
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I am a current senior at Dr. Martin Luther King Junior College Prep, who has been attending this school since freshman year. I've had at least half of the teachers, and I've been involved in a few clubs. I was a cheerleader my freshman year and a Volleyball Manager in my junior year, but other than that I have not been involved in any sports. However, I've been involved in approximately five different clubs. The school is good overall, it simply needs to be more diverse, and have better sports, and maybe a better variety of clubs. The teachers and assigned work is great!
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As an incoming freshman, I didn’t really have a clear idea on what classes I really needed to take in order to graduate. As the years went on there were more and more problems as staff and student began to leave . This continues till today(junior year). But overall my experience hear has been average because there hasn’t been anything extraordinarily good or bad that has taken place. I have teachers who help me learn the things I need to learn, and are willing to help me when I go to them for help. There aren’t as many extra curricular activities as they were my freshman year but there are still activities available to do at the school.
During 2010-2014, my high school experience at KCP was a great one. We had college tours across the U.S. and were able to perform at President Barack Obama's Inauguration in 2013. Also, we had college coaches to help us transition into college smoothly. The teachers there were phenomenal and were the best at teaching. All student activities were agreed upon the entire student body, so we had plenty of input.