Martin Luther King Junior School

Public PK, KG-8

 886 Bergen Ave
       Jersey City, NJ  07306-4302


(201) 915-6521

District: Jersey City Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
848th of 1,317 New Jersey Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,613 Help

Students who attend Martin Luther King Junior School usually attend:

Middle:    Academy I
High:    Dr Ronald McNair High School
    Infinity Institute
    Liberty High School
    William L Dickinson High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.4
Number of students:  835

Racial breakdown:

White:
49.0%
Hispanic:
21.1%
Asian:
19.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  69.5%

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Compare Details Martin Luther King Junior School ranks worse than 64.4% of elementary schools in New Jersey. It also ranks 12th among 26 ranked elementary schools in the Jersey City Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 31.41. (See more...)
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Compare Details Martin Luther King Junior School ranks worse than 64.3% of middle schools in New Jersey. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 31.38. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Martin Luther King Junior School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (49%), Hispanic (21.1%), Asian (19.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 69.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Martin Luther King Junior School is 13.4. 23 elementary schools in the Jersey City Public Schools 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 School is $9,613. 23 elementary schools in the Jersey City Public Schools District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Martin Luther King Junior School:

SchoolDigger ranks Martin Luther King Junior School 848th of 1317 New Jersey public elementary schools. (See Martin Luther King Junior School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Martin Luther King Junior School 419th of 652 New Jersey public middle schools. (See Martin Luther King Junior School in the ranking list.)

Jersey City Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Jersey City Public Schools 460th of 590 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Martin Luther King Junior School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 11.90 1041st 1204 13.5%
2004 23.20 1084th 1298 16.5%
2005 22.65 1098th 1303 15.7%
2006 27.92 1068th 1314 18.7%
2007 13.18 1194th 1329 10.2%
2008 26.57 1106th 1338 17.3%
2009 37.03 994th 1346 26.2%
2010 49.66 830th 1354 38.7%
2011 33.74 1024th 1360 24.7%
2012 35.23 1012th 1363 25.8%
2013 39.59 952nd 1367 30.4%
2014 30.37 1043rd 1363 23.5%
2015 33.88 932nd 1357 31.3%
2016 36.83 881st 1346 34.5%
2017 47.18 761st 1352 43.7%
2018 52.11 680th 1353 49.7%
2019 44.07 800th 1360 41.2%
2021 31.41 848th 1317 35.6%

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

Rank History for Martin Luther King Junior School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 22.26 463rd 574 19.3%
2004 17.60 494th 588 16.0%
2005 17.47 503rd 599 16.0%
2006 13.16 535th 615 13.0%
2007 17.95 536th 631 15.1%
2008 25.87 510th 640 20.3%
2009 26.30 534th 664 19.6%
2010 45.10 451st 677 33.4%
2011 39.74 481st 684 29.7%
2012 39.30 481st 677 29.0%
2013 32.04 522nd 704 25.9%
2014 26.65 547th 717 23.7%
2015 46.07 387th 713 45.7%
2016 38.12 465th 713 34.8%
2017 50.66 350th 712 50.8%
2018 53.69 325th 716 54.6%
2019 45.02 417th 745 44.0%
2021 31.38 419th 652 35.7%

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

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Enrollment information for Martin Luther King Junior School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 193 75 299 322 0 n/a n/a 0 889
1989 202 64 289 308 0 n/a n/a 0 863
1990 172 71 311 297 0 n/a n/a 0 851
1991 168 84 317 381 1 n/a n/a 0 951
1992 190 105 289 354 0 n/a n/a 0 938
1993 168 127 286 350 0 n/a n/a 0 931
1994 167 113 272 397 0 n/a n/a 0 949
1995 180 94 232 525 0 n/a n/a 0 1031
1996 180 94 232 525 0 n/a n/a 0 1031
1998 169 80 222 396 0 n/a n/a 0 867
1999 190 90 234 347 0 n/a n/a 0 861
2000 205 76 259 383 1 n/a n/a 0 924
2001 194 93 268 376 0 n/a n/a 0 931
2002 169 83 288 352 0 n/a n/a 0 892
2003 169 83 288 352 0 n/a n/a 0 892
2004 165 84 262 355 0 n/a n/a 0 866
2005 156 97 268 321 0 n/a n/a 0 842
2006 148 117 244 270 6 n/a n/a 0 785
2007 188 108 255 263 4 n/a n/a 0 818
2008 237 86 261 218 4 n/a n/a 0 806
2009 242 87 253 206 6 0 0 0 794
2010 244 94 236 209 4 0 0 0 787
2011 238 86 240 205 4 1 0 0 774
2012 262 82 231 214 2 0 0 0 791
2013 281 80 223 223 3 2 1 0 813
2014 297 74 201 232 4 2 4 0 814
2015 305 77 231 234 3 5 5 0 860
2016 307 75 226 241 5 5 7 0 866
2017 331 75 222 225 5 5 10 0 873
2018 357 88 210 216 5 9 13 0 898
2019 393 81 211 207 4 5 11 0 912
2020 391 75 178 201 3 6 11 0 865
2021 409 68 163 176 3 7 9 0 835

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

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

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

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 889 56.0 15.8 n/a
1989 863 58.0 14.8 n/a
1990 851 58.0 14.6 41.8
1991 951 60.0 15.8 51.7
1992 938 60.0 15.6 68.7
1993 931 58.0 16.1 76
1994 949 59.0 16.1 78.8
1995 1031 56.0 18.4 82.9
1996 1031 56.0 18.4 82.9
1998 867 56.0 15.5 78.9
1999 861 54.0 15.9 69.8
2000 924 60.0 15.4 81.2
2001 931 60.2 15.5 82.8
2002 892 68.0 13.1 81.1
2003 892 68.0 13.1 81.1
2004 866 66.0 13.1 79.4
2005 842 71.0 11.9 n/a
2006 785 69.0 11.4 82.2
2007 818 68.0 12.0 80.3
2008 806 68.0 11.9 81.4
2009 794 72.0 9.1 82.1
2010 787 55.0 14.3 85.1
2011 774 53.0 14.6 82.2
2012 791 71.3 11.0 82.9
2013 813 66.0 12.3 85.1
2014 814 64.0 12.7 80.5
2015 860 65.0 13.2 88.1
2016 866 61.0 14.1 85.6
2017 873 67.0 13.0 85
2018 898 61.0 14.7 81.2
2019 912 68.0 13.4 89.7
2020 865 64.0 13.5 65.7
2021 835 62.0 13.4 69.5

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Martin Luther King Junior School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 889 56.0 15.8 n/a
1989 863 58.0 14.8 n/a
1990 851 58.0 14.6 41.8
1991 951 60.0 15.8 51.7
1992 938 60.0 15.6 68.7
1993 931 58.0 16.1 76
1994 949 59.0 16.1 78.8
1995 1031 56.0 18.4 82.9
1996 1031 56.0 18.4 82.9
1998 867 56.0 15.5 78.9
1999 861 54.0 15.9 69.8
2000 924 60.0 15.4 81.2
2001 931 60.2 15.5 82.8
2002 892 68.0 13.1 81.1
2003 892 68.0 13.1 81.1
2004 866 66.0 13.1 79.4
2005 842 71.0 11.9 n/a
2006 785 69.0 11.4 82.2
2007 818 68.0 12.0 80.3
2008 806 68.0 11.9 81.4
2009 794 72.0 9.1 82.1
2010 787 55.0 14.3 85.1
2011 774 53.0 14.6 82.2
2012 791 71.3 11.0 82.9
2013 813 66.0 12.3 85.1
2014 814 64.0 12.7 80.5
2015 860 65.0 13.2 88.1
2016 866 61.0 14.1 85.6
2017 873 67.0 13.0 85
2018 898 61.0 14.7 81.2
2019 912 68.0 13.4 89.7
2020 865 64.0 13.5 65.7
2021 835 62.0 13.4 69.5

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 School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $348 (3.6%) $9,265 (96.4%) $9,613

Data source: New Jersey Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Martin Luther King Junior School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 800th of 1360 Elementary schoolsRanks 848th of 1317 Elementary schools
 5.6%
Ranks 417th of 745 Middle schoolsRanks 419th of 652 Middle schools
 8.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students912835
 8.4%
African American8168
 16%
American Indian43
 25%
Asian211163
 22.7%
Hispanic207176
 15%
Pacific Islander57
 40%
Two or More Races119
 18.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients89.7%69.5%
 20.2%




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