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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
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Martin Luther King Junior High School is a highly rated, public school located in Riverside, CA. It has 3,071 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 79% in reading.

Martin Luther King Junior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
79%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1170
583 responses
Average ACT
26
137 responses
AP Enrollment
25%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$107,304
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,038
National
$949
Median Home Value
$460,623
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
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.48 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.48 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 202 responses
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  • Graduation
    15%
  • Spark Rally
    13%
  • The wolf wobble
    12%
  • Senior Activies
    12%
  • Powderpuff Football Game
    11%
  • Homecoming Carnival
    10%
  • The Link Crew is a great tradition
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,071
Free or Reduced Lunch
34%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.59 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.59 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.59 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$102,531
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.2%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.79 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.79 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.79 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
$12,907/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.88 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.88 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.88 responses
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There have been several negative notices that overall effect how people see the school as a whole, and most of these rumors and/or situations are true. The students I've been around personally are mainly focused on succeeding in life, and the teachers are interested in giving students a genuinely good education as far as I'm concerned. Also, the performing arts students such as the choir, band, theater, tech and art kids; are all extremely talented! One thing I disliked at the school is that they would have rally's throughout the year that only focused on praising the athletic and academic students rather than those of the arts, who by the way, are usually ignored on campus, even though they are some of the few programs at King that genuinely work hard and actually succeed. With that being said, I think Martin Luther King Junior High School is great along the lines of education! But, there are many social issues that I definitely think need to be fixed sooner than later.
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What I like about my school is the environment, education, and involvement opportunities. Students and teachers are very friendly, positive, and encouraging. Many education classes are offered for students to explore their field of interests and some are even helpful to prepare you for college, such as AP courses and AVID. There are over hundreds of clubs on campus as well that you can choose from and some may be the right fit for you! What I dislike is the food and I would prefer more nutritious and healthy options that can be easily affordable for those who receive a lower income. Also, my school still portrays a lack of diversity as a lot of minorities, asians and blacks, are still being bullied and looked down upon by other students.
my experience at King High School was amazing! The atmosphere of the students was very encouraging. The staff is very helpful and always there willing to help you. Especially the teachers are always there to talk to about anything. The one thing that I would suggest changing is the cleanliness of the campus, there is a lot of trash due to students not picking up after themselves. This school is passionate about academics. They may not have the best sports team but a big portion of funding does got to sports instead of the classroom.