A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet High School is an elite, 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.
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
1330
73 responses
Average ACT
28
291 responses
AP Enrollment
65%
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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.46 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.46 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 164 responses
Report
  • Award and Rewards Day
    20%
  • Spoken Word, Heritage Day
    20%
  • Talent show
    20%
  • Diversity Day
    15%
  • Pep Rallys
    13%
  • Band Concerts
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

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.52 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.52 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.52 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.8%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.74 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.74 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.74 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.73 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.73 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.73 responses
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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 the school was a very great one. From my eighth grade year to my senior year I was able to see everything about the school change. The almost complete teacher turnover to the brand new annex building and refurbished older building of the school reshaped the environment and academic inclination of the school as a whole. I think the school aptly prepares its students for post seccondary studies and productive, purposeful lives. The academic rigor of the school serves its students well as they’ll be used to it when they go to college. The only thing I’d change about the school is the horrible lunch food, the restriction of freedom during lunch periods, and the reluctance of faculty and staff to talk casually to students outside of the classroom or during downtime to get to know students better in order to accurately teach according to each student’s learning ways.