Martin Luther King- Junior High School

Public 9-12

 3991 Snapfinger Rd
       Lithonia, GA  30038


(678) 874-5402

District: DeKalb County

SchoolDigger Rank:
327th of 409 Georgia High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,539 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  16.6
Number of students:  1,435

Racial breakdown:

African American:
94.8%
Hispanic:
2.4%
Two or more races:
1.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  76.4%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Monday, August 16, 2021.


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Compare Details Martin Luther King- Junior High School ranks worse than 80% of high schools in Georgia. It also ranks 12th among 23 ranked high schools in the DeKalb County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 20.45. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (94.8%), Hispanic (2.4%), two or more races (1.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 76.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Martin Luther King- Junior High School is 16.6. 15 high schools in the DeKalb County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Martin Luther King- Junior High School is $10,539. 21 high schools in the DeKalb County School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Martin Luther King- Junior High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Martin Luther King- Junior High School 327th of 409 Georgia public high schools. (See Martin Luther King- Junior High School in the ranking list.)

DeKalb County:

SchoolDigger ranks DeKalb County 145th of 193 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Martin Luther King- Junior High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 27.81 276th 335 17.6%
2007 30.85 286th 358 20.1%
2008 28.00 302nd 370 18.4%
2009 34.18 283rd 372 23.9%
2010 29.80 310th 384 19.3%
2011 44.46 255th 402 36.6%
2012 35.70 281st 396 29.0%
2013 32.51 317th 425 25.4%
2014 27.69 346th 425 18.6%
2015 16.96 376th 435 13.6%
2016 19.09 348th 426 18.3%
2017 22.21 326th 420 22.4%
2018 21.22 339th 428 20.8%
2019 20.42 345th 438 21.2%
2021 20.45 327th 409 20.0%

Data source: test scores: Georgia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Sunday, July 31, 2011

Open Quote I hesitantly give MLK three stars. As a parent, I think that the teachers and administrators are there to "do a job" more so than focus on connecting with parents and students. Just a parent's intuition. The school is not that old so the facilities appear to be well maintained. I think some kids may really like the school if they get involved in extracurricular activities. I guesstimate there are 2100 kids enrolled. Perhaps, I simply long for the days of old when you didn't hear all the profanity that can be heard when kids are changing classes or when school is dismissed. And my son has had to deal with some minor cases of bullying, though I suppose that could happen at any school. What bothers me most is the time it takes to connect with teachers. I have had a horrible time reaching my son's teachers. It can take a week just to get a return phone call. I know that's not every teacher, but that has been my experience for the last two years at MLK. I don't blast the whole school because I have to balance it with my own personal experience. I can say that I have overheard the frustrations of several other parents in PTA meetings and the like. I hope others who send their children there will have a better experience. I have applied to transfer my son to a nearby school in order to be in a somewhat smaller setting. School is not to blame for all the problems our students incur. Nor is transferring schools always "the answer" but it may be what's right for my son at this point in his school career. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Martin Luther King- Junior High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 9 1564 8 5 0 n/a n/a 0 1586
2003 9 1564 8 5 0 n/a n/a 0 1586
2004 10 1647 7 5 0 n/a n/a 0 1669
2005 4 1955 4 6 0 n/a n/a 23 1992
2006 4 2135 3 12 0 n/a n/a 21 2175
2007 3 2158 3 12 2 n/a n/a 28 2206
2008 3 2103 4 14 1 n/a n/a 30 2155
2009 2 1996 5 6 1 n/a n/a 24 2034
2010 1 1826 0 2 0 0 4 0 1833
2011 0 1614 3 18 3 0 21 0 1659
2012 1 1468 0 18 5 0 18 0 1510
2013 1 1603 2 31 8 1 23 0 1669
2014 2 1512 2 29 6 1 19 0 1571
2015 6 1617 1 24 6 1 13 0 1668
2016 4 1604 0 29 4 2 12 0 1655
2017 7 1556 1 20 1 1 13 0 1599
2018 8 1489 3 23 3 0 18 0 1544
2019 4 1466 2 33 3 1 23 0 1532
2020 13 1360 2 35 1 1 23 0 1435

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Martin Luther King- Junior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 1586 80.8 19.6 42.5
2003 1586 80.8 19.6 42.5
2004 1669 85.6 19.5 44.2
2005 1992 97.4 20.5 44.8
2006 2175 119.1 18.3 52.1
2007 2206 122.5 18.0 54.5
2008 2155 116.5 18.5 62.2
2009 2034 115.5 17.6 63
2010 1833 117.5 15.6 64.1
2011 1659 113.5 14.6 66.8
2012 1510 100.0 15.1 71.5
2013 1669 95.0 17.5 69.9
2014 1571 98.5 15.9 73.2
2015 1668 93.0 17.9 72.8
2016 1655 95.0 17.4 69.9
2017 1599 91.0 17.5 65.6
2018 1544 96.0 16.0 73.1
2019 1532 91.0 16.8 75.6
2020 1435 86.0 16.6 76.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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Student/Teacher Ratio Martin Luther King- Junior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 1586 80.8 19.6 42.5
2003 1586 80.8 19.6 42.5
2004 1669 85.6 19.5 44.2
2005 1992 97.4 20.5 44.8
2006 2175 119.1 18.3 52.1
2007 2206 122.5 18.0 54.5
2008 2155 116.5 18.5 62.2
2009 2034 115.5 17.6 63
2010 1833 117.5 15.6 64.1
2011 1659 113.5 14.6 66.8
2012 1510 100.0 15.1 71.5
2013 1669 95.0 17.5 69.9
2014 1571 98.5 15.9 73.2
2015 1668 93.0 17.9 72.8
2016 1655 95.0 17.4 69.9
2017 1599 91.0 17.5 65.6
2018 1544 96.0 16.0 73.1
2019 1532 91.0 16.8 75.6
2020 1435 86.0 16.6 76.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Martin Luther King- Junior High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $559 (6.5%) $8,031 (93.5%) $8,589
2018 $561 (5.9%) $8,932 (94.1%) $9,494
2019 $758 (7.2%) $9,781 (92.8%) $10,539

Data source: Georgia Department of Education




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