Martin Luther King Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 35 Camp Street
       Providence, RI  02906


(401) 456-9398

District: Providence

SchoolDigger Rank:
134th of 166 Rhode Island Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,361 Help

Students who attend Martin Luther King Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Esek Hopkins Middle
    Gilbert Stuart Middle School
    Governor Christopher DelSesto
    Nathan Bishop Middle
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High:    Central High School
    Classical High School
    Dr. Jorge Alvarez High School
    Hope High School
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Student/teacher ratio:  16.5
Number of students:  361

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
41.6%
African American:
31.6%
Two or more races:
11.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  77.3%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, October 28, 2021.

*Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on standardized testing and the number of schools reporting results are lower.


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Compare Details Martin Luther King Elementary School ranks worse than 80.7% of elementary schools in Rhode Island. It also ranks 6th among 21 ranked elementary schools in the Providence School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 18.01. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (41.6%), African American (31.6%), two or more races (11.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 77.3% 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 Elementary School is 16.5. 17 elementary schools in the Providence 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 Elementary School is $14,361, which is the 8th highest among 21 elementary schools in the Providence School District.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Martin Luther King Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Martin Luther King Elementary School 134th of 166 Rhode Island public elementary schools. (See Martin Luther King Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Providence:

SchoolDigger ranks Providence 52nd of 57 Rhode Island school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Martin Luther King Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools RI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 23.01 134th 169 20.7%
2010 17.40 140th 169 17.2%
2011 24.54 136th 165 17.6%
2012 17.17 141st 165 14.5%
2013 16.84 143rd 165 13.3%
2014 25.35 124th 159 22.0%
2015 21.15 136th 169 19.5%
2016 19.95 143rd 170 15.9%
2017 5.92 164th 168 2.4%
2018 7.45 164th 169 3.0%
2019 10.40 157th 169 7.1%
2021 18.01 134th 166 19.3%

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

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Enrollment information for Martin Luther King Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 282 222 30 45 3 n/a n/a 0 582
1989 288 218 35 42 8 n/a n/a 0 591
1990 273 219 37 61 6 n/a n/a 0 596
1991 260 236 27 60 4 n/a n/a 0 587
1992 229 239 29 77 10 n/a n/a 0 584
1993 258 197 25 92 8 n/a n/a 0 580
1994 307 241 25 113 13 n/a n/a 0 699
1995 263 295 22 105 11 n/a n/a 0 696
1996 263 295 22 105 11 n/a n/a 0 696
1997 249 272 15 100 10 n/a n/a 0 646
1998 329 279 19 82 11 n/a n/a 0 720
1999 312 304 19 97 13 n/a n/a 0 745
2000 317 300 15 97 11 n/a n/a 0 740
2001 211 284 10 101 12 n/a n/a 0 618
2002 185 267 7 114 6 n/a n/a 0 579
2003 185 267 7 114 6 n/a n/a 0 579
2004 157 273 5 119 10 n/a n/a 0 564
2005 123 218 5 101 7 n/a n/a 0 454
2006 125 218 6 111 8 n/a n/a 0 468
2007 115 214 5 126 9 n/a n/a 0 469
2008 101 224 6 126 6 n/a n/a 0 463
2009 109 225 11 111 5 n/a n/a 0 461
2010 121 229 13 130 10 n/a n/a 0 503
2011 94 189 15 150 8 2 35 0 493
2012 101 219 18 208 8 1 37 0 592
2013 92 204 18 203 9 1 38 0 565
2014 91 201 14 203 6 0 36 0 551
2015 82 188 13 197 7 1 34 0 522
2016 73 168 14 189 7 1 46 0 498
2017 62 203 12 209 8 1 45 0 540
2018 58 197 9 223 6 1 39 0 533
2019 55 173 14 207 9 1 42 0 501
2020 47 138 13 179 8 0 40 0 425
2021 36 114 16 150 5 0 40 0 361

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 Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 582 n/a n/a 39.5
1989 591 n/a n/a 33.3
1990 596 n/a n/a 39.3
1991 587 26.2 22.4 41.7
1992 584 30.0 19.4 39.2
1993 580 27.8 20.9 39.5
1994 699 32.0 21.8 46.5
1995 696 32.5 21.4 51
1996 696 32.5 21.4 51
1997 646 33.0 19.6 42.7
1998 720 33.0 21.8 44.4
1999 745 19.0 39.2 51
2000 740 34.0 21.8 50.3
2001 618 29.0 21.3 60.5
2002 579 n/a n/a 74.6
2003 579 n/a n/a 74.6
2004 564 35.0 16.1 71.1
2005 454 37.0 12.3 72.7
2006 468 37.0 12.6 67.7
2007 469 33.6 14.0 69.1
2008 463 30.7 15.1 74.1
2009 461 29.8 12.9 68.8
2010 503 30.3 16.6 72
2011 493 29.2 16.8 71
2012 592 33.0 17.9 76
2013 565 28.0 20.1 78.8
2014 551 29.0 19.0 76.8
2015 522 28.0 18.6 77
2016 498 32.0 15.5 75.9
2017 540 32.0 16.8 83.1
2018 533 30.0 17.7 82.9
2019 501 30.8 16.2 80.8
2020 425 24.8 17.1 80.2
2021 361 21.8 16.5 77.3

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Martin Luther King Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 582 n/a n/a 39.5
1989 591 n/a n/a 33.3
1990 596 n/a n/a 39.3
1991 587 26.2 22.4 41.7
1992 584 30.0 19.4 39.2
1993 580 27.8 20.9 39.5
1994 699 32.0 21.8 46.5
1995 696 32.5 21.4 51
1996 696 32.5 21.4 51
1997 646 33.0 19.6 42.7
1998 720 33.0 21.8 44.4
1999 745 19.0 39.2 51
2000 740 34.0 21.8 50.3
2001 618 29.0 21.3 60.5
2002 579 n/a n/a 74.6
2003 579 n/a n/a 74.6
2004 564 35.0 16.1 71.1
2005 454 37.0 12.3 72.7
2006 468 37.0 12.6 67.7
2007 469 33.6 14.0 69.1
2008 463 30.7 15.1 74.1
2009 461 29.8 12.9 68.8
2010 503 30.3 16.6 72
2011 493 29.2 16.8 71
2012 592 33.0 17.9 76
2013 565 28.0 20.1 78.8
2014 551 29.0 19.0 76.8
2015 522 28.0 18.6 77
2016 498 32.0 15.5 75.9
2017 540 32.0 16.8 83.1
2018 533 30.0 17.7 82.9
2019 501 30.8 16.2 80.8
2020 425 24.8 17.1 80.2
2021 361 21.8 16.5 77.3

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Martin Luther King Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $2,055 (14.3%) $12,306 (85.7%) $14,361

Data source: Rhode Island Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Martin Luther King Elementary 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 157th of 169 Elementary schoolsRanks 134th of 166 Elementary schools
 12.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Martin Luther King Elementary School)3126.3
 4.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Providence)26.418.7
 7.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Rhode Island)47.940.4
 7.5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Martin Luther King Elementary School)1110.5
 0.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Providence)178.9
 8.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Rhode Island)36.125.1
 11%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Martin Luther King Elementary School)930
 21%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Providence)15.217.4
 2.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Rhode Island)37.235.4
 1.8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Martin Luther King Elementary School)6.39.8
 3.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Providence)14.18.4
 5.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Rhode Island)32.620.8
 11.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Martin Luther King Elementary School)2317.5
 5.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Providence)19.913.8
 6.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Rhode Island)39.133.4
 5.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Martin Luther King Elementary School)11.17
 4.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Providence)12.98.3
 4.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Rhode Island)30.120.3
 9.8%
All Grades English Language Arts (Martin Luther King Elementary School)2124.4
 3.4%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Providence)17.214.1
 3.1%
All Grades Mathematics (Martin Luther King Elementary School)9.69.1
 0.5%
   All Grades Mathematics (Providence)11.96.8
 5.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students501361
 27.9%
African American173114
 34.1%
American Indian95
 44.4%
Asian1416
 14.3%
Hispanic207150
 27.5%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
Two or More Races4240
 4.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients80.8%77.3%
 3.6%




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Rhode Island Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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