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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
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet High School is a top rated, public, magnet school located in Nashville, TN. It has 1,210 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 94% of students are at least proficient in math and 97% in reading.
About Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet High School...
Address
613 17th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37203
Telephone
(615) 329-8400

Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
97%
Percent Proficient - Math
94%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1310
77 responses
Average ACT
27
320 responses
AP Enrollment
58%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$49,891
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$902
National
$949
Median Home Value
$174,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.47 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.47 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 169 responses
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  • Award and Rewards Day
    20%
  • Talent show
    20%
  • Spoken Word, Heritage Day
    20%
  • Diversity Day
    14%
  • Pep Rallys
    14%
  • Band Concerts
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,210
Free or Reduced Lunch
33%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.53 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.53 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.53 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,436
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.1%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.75 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.75 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.75 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,689/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.74 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.74 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.74 responses
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Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet High School Reviews

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Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet High School is a well-rounded academic magnet school. It is one of the top schools in Nashville, Tennessee and has won Blue Ribbon Awards! This school is a family, everyone here is united as one. The dynamics in diversity is unbelievably amazing. The school's teachers are phenomenal with their many degrees and doctorates. Their superb teaching and mentoring has groomed many fine MLK Alumnus. Our school's history is embedded within the fabrics of this country . This school not only has scholarly attainments but also a stunning sports team. Being a royal is everything and more. Being a royal means: Respect , Opportunity, Young Excellence, Authenticity, and Loyalty. I am proud to be a "Loyal Royal".
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After four years of extreme procrastination, endless tears, and sleepless nights, I would have never imagined myself saying that I am truly thankful for the high school experience that I received here at Martin Luther King Jr. High school. MLK's astonishing diversity, rigor in academics, and focused environments have allowed for the students to grow into incredibly intelligent and well prepared young adults. Although MLK's academics are exemplary, its student culture and family like connection is what really sets our school apart from others. Bullying has never been an major issue here, and fights are honestly considered one of the 7 wonders. Probably the best part of the student culture here is how we all can come together and put aside our differences in order to represent our school at sporting events. The school spirit at games against rival schools are astounding and shows how much we will represent our school.
My experience at Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet High School was decent although I still have 1 more year to go before I graduate. I wouldn’t say anything in particular is bad but the academic pressure to achieve great scores and go to a excellent college can be a bit too much at times. It feels like the scores matter more than the academics themselves. Of course, the change in some academics such as math is not the school’s fault but the district, there was a change from the traditional math system to a new system that was designed to help students transition easier from Algebra to Geometry. This itself was somewhat stupid but the school itself is not at fault. Many teachers do care but at times just can’t teach to be honest. During this renovation at MLK, I wish that we would actually get things that we needed rather than things we don’t need such as surround speakers for the auditorium....