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D
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    D+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Martin Luther King High School is a public school located in Philadelphia, PA. It has 901 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 27% in reading.
About Martin Luther King High School...
Address
6100 Stenton Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19138
Telephone
(215) 276-5253

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
27%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
56%
Average SAT
880
35 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
8%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$39,770
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$943
National
$949
Median Home Value
$147,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
25%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Basketball and football games.
    33%
  • Honours club
    33%
  • Cheerleading
    22%
  • Student council
    11%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
901
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,512
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.5%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$19,916/ year
National
$12,239
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
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Martin Luther King High School Reviews

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Over the past year, there has been a lot of changes. There was a new principal, a lot of faculty members - teachers, roster chair person, guidance counselor, etc.- left at the end of the 2015-2016 school year. Since then, the school has been plummeting down. There are problems with student's rosters, there are a lot of substitute teachers, there are too many unnecessary electives and no one knows what's going on. I am hopeful that everything will move forward for the best but as of now, the future seems dim.
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It's a okay school it would be better if we had more funding. But the school has really improve with the new staff. But the 10th graders need more improvement. Beside that it's good public school with let of programs academically. The school offers student government ,basketball ,basketball ,football ,cheerleading ,soccer, drum line ,and many more . And the teachers and staff really enaged with the students well being and their future.
Since the drastic changes that have occured, teachers have no clue as to what to do, because the teachers were only notified about the new school system only a couple days before the new school year. They try their hardest to do the best for there student, but something just isn't right.