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D
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    D+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Martin Luther King Jr. High School is a public school located in Lithonia, GA. It has 1,655 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 7% of students are at least proficient in math and 18% in reading.
Address
3991 Snapfinger Rd
Lithonia, GA 30038
Telephone
(678) 874-5402

Martin Luther King Jr. High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
18%
Percent Proficient - Math
7%
Average Graduation Rate
70%
Average SAT
940
185 responses
Average ACT
19
74 responses
AP Enrollment
7%
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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
Suburban
Median Household Income
$52,623
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,018
National
$949
Median Home Value
$168,100
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
45%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
45%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 90 responses
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  • Pep Rally
    23%
  • Homecoming
    19%
  • Football games
    18%
  • Basketball games
    11%
  • Guest Speakers
    10%
  • Graduation
    7%
  • Holiday candy grams
    4%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,655
Free or Reduced Lunch
70%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,008
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.8%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,074/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.46 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.46 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.46 responses
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Martin Luther King Jr. High School is an awesome school. It's like a home away from home , and although i love this school to death, there are some things I would like to see improvements on. For example, I know every teenager is different and it isn't likely that u can literally relate to every single one. But, i suppose it is possible in specific ways. Now, I know it has always been the students job to take care of their business and contact their teachers when needed but sometimes during my high school experience, i felt that the teachers could have done a little more outside of class time to provide students with the extra attention needed. Each student is still an individual and should not become generalized into it's public surroundings. But other than teacher involvement, the school is great.
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My overall experience at Martin Luther King Jr. High School was great. Don’t get me wrong, each year did have its own obstacles but it shaped me into the person I am today. I was pretty involved in school doing cheerleading, gymnastics, and track and field. They’re some things I wish I would’ve done differently in high school but that’s part of the learning process.
I've managed to make it through all four years of Martin Luther King Jr. High School and honestly, its not AS BAD that everyone makes it out to be. The teachers do actually care about students (not all of them) and actually want your child to succeed, its just a matter of will your child will allow them to do so. If you have a child that actually wants to excel then they will, but if you have a child that likes to play around then they will fall into the basic MLK stereotype. Although, if it is possible to place your child in a better high school or even school district then do so because as a whole DeKalb County is behind when it comes to what we learn in school.