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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Martin Luther King Jr. High School is a highly rated, public school located in Riverside, CA. It has 3,348 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 76% in reading.
Address
9301 Wood Rd.
Riverside, CA 92508
Telephone
(951) 789-5690

Martin Luther King Jr. High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
76%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1160
413 responses
Average ACT
26
105 responses
AP Enrollment
25%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$58,979
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,194
National
$949
Median Home Value
$286,600
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.44 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.44 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 186 responses
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  • Graduation
    15%
  • Spark Rally
    14%
  • The wolf wobble
    13%
  • Senior Activies
    12%
  • Powderpuff Football Game
    11%
  • Homecoming Carnival
    10%
  • 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
3,348
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.55 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.55 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.55 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,899
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.2%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.75 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.75 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.75 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
$8,930/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.84 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.84 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.84 responses
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Immigrating to the United States is an enormous movement that leads me to recognize the value of perseverance and passion, the necessity of real learning, which is the process of fusing content knowledge with real-world situations. After one semester in ELD class, I have learned that skills are built through practice; I decided to switch out to regular Language Arts along with other elective courses to enhance my English proficiency through speaking, listening, and writing skills in daily use.
For the time being, it has been my good fortune to be surrounded by inspirational teachers and staff, and my talented friends who always give me sufficient support to overcome my fears in this foreign land. I am genuinely thankful for all the opportunities I have been given which have helped me grow intellectually, personally, and emotionally during my high school tenure. I will continue to embrace the advantage to better myself every day.
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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!
MLK is a great school with lots of different sports, music and clubs for a wide variety of students to enjoy. There is something to do here for everyone. The campus is clean, well laid out, "not" overrun with portables, plenty of parking, with excellent athletic facilities and great community support. The band and cheer programs are very strong here, along with the athletic teams, so there is balance between athletics and the other clubs and groups. Administration is supportive of the students and there are lots of specialized programs for academic and social challenge.