A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Readiness
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Address
9301 Wood Rd.
Riverside, CA 92508
Telephone
(951) 789-5690

Martin Luther King Jr. High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
74%
Percent Proficient - Math
43%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1120
236 responses
Average ACT
26
68 responses
AP Enrollment
21%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.38 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.38 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 171 responses
Report
  • The wolf wobble
    15%
  • Spark Rally
    14%
  • Graduation
    13%
  • Senior Activies
    12%
  • Powderpuff Football Game
    11%
  • Homecoming Carnival
    11%
  • The dances of rallies
    8%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,324
Free or Reduced Lunch
30%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.49 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.49 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.49 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$87,064
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.1%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.69 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.69 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.69 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,519/ year
National
$11,890
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.78 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.78 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.78 responses

Martin Luther King Jr. High School Reviews

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When I attended Martin Luther King Jr High School, I hade the high school experience of a life time. My favorite part of course, was being part of the High School band program. There I played Flute, became Drum Major my junior and senior years, and enjoyed every bit of it to the fullest. However, when I was not engaging in band activities, science class was always my favorite. From the car, boat, and plane races in physics, to the cat dissection in anatomy (Cats are my favorite animal and I still had fun), science class was always a new adventure. Now, although no high school is perfect and mine may have had its flaws, I honestly can not say anything about my high school stood out as needing change or improvement. Hope every generation after me has just as great of an experience as I did. GO Wolves!
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A very good high school. For the most part, King is a good school that encourages excellence and community spirit. Teachers are encouraging and helpful. However, administration could use a little improvement and better organization as it is not the best. Definitely needs more counselors and perhaps teachers as the school is very impacted and there are way too many students for the current sized faculty to handle. The environment is usually tolerable but there are students that make school less enjoyable for others.
I liked how the teachers and staff all wanted what was best for the students. They all cared deeply about how the student was doing, not just in school, but in general as well. They tried to keep students out of trouble and on task, so the students can be successful. I would like to see a lot of the students try to make everyone feel included. Everyone had their groups of friends that they would not stray from, and I want everyone to feel like they are an important part of the school. Events like pep rallies including everyone, not just recognizing sports or academic excellence. There should be more appreciation for every student within the school for simply being who they are.