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Martin Luther King Middle School is a highly rated, public school located in Berkeley, CA. It has 1,024 students in grades 6-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 68% of students are at least proficient in math and 70% in reading.

Martin Luther King Middle School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
70%
Percent Proficient - Math
68%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$139,723
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,975
National
$949
Median Home Value
$998,317
National
$184,700

Students

Diversity
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,024
Free or Reduced Lunch
27%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$84,069
Teachers in First/Second Year
21.8%
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3 reviews
I am a current 8th grader, and I love King. I would say 85% of the teachers are really great. It’s a really good mix of average/poor and advanced students. All teachers care about the students. The principal is okay I guess, however current 8th grade VP is terrible. He does not do anything and has befriended the constant trouble makers and therefore doesn’t give them consequences, making the school unsafe for teachers and students. I think that compared to all other public middle schools in Berkeley, Kind is the very best option. I’ve gotta say though, the school lunch is disgusting. Thanks Alice Waters! Just kidding, she really has done a lot for my school! Kitchen/garden program has taught me and my peers a lot. The school lunch truly is disgusting though. I think it’s getting better though! Well, that’s optimistic... :)
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I like that there are so many kids, as everyone has friends, but the academics here are quite poor for advanced learners. The school channels most of its funding into bringing up the bottom kids, while leaving advanced learners completely to their own means. Also, they made the decision to keep Yvette Felarca, which is a public threat who attacks anyone who she doesn't agree with.
Oh gosh, so so so great. Environment there is such a joy. Although some may argue they don't have the best state score, so that means they aren't a good school, that isn't a real measure of how great the school is or how dedicated the teachers are.