School Details

Martin Luther King Jr Middle

500 Bilmark Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28213
(980) 343-0698
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 943 students 14 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

31%
49%
47%
23%
56%
57%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2013-2014 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

21%
51%
46%
25%
58%
57%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2013-2014 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

24%
47%
42%
27%
55%
54%
61%
74%
71%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2013-2014 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

95%
64%
60%

End of Class Tests (EOC)

In 2013-2014 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Mathematics, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Martin Luther King Jr Middle is a public middle school in Charlotte. The principal of Martin Luther King Jr Middle is Ms Jennifer Dean, whose e-mail is p448@cms.k12.nc.us. 943 children attend Martin Luther King Jr Middle and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 93% of the 943 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Martin Luther King Jr Middle is 14:1. Kipp: Charlotte is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 59% 42%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 32%
Hispanic 34% 18%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 5%
Multiracial 1% 3%
Asian 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.7% 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93% 57%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    This school is a military base....the children get no freedom. They have to wear the ugliest uniform most of the children who go to this school came from elementary school which enforced the uniform rule. So you're telling me that they're gonna get 3 extra years of having to wear uniform? The children aren't allowed to wear colored socks and colored tank tops...WHAT? They don't get any outside time like they did the year before which was only 20 minutes. The staff is rude and unkind. The neighborhood is in the hidden valley area which isn't safe at all. The children are also rude but who could blame them when they get cranky from no freedom. I'm embarrassed to say I use to attend this school. Tips I would give the principal? Lighten up let the children be children.

  • (11 months ago)

    Little to no response on any concerns brought to teacher and administration attention. No returned phone calls or emails had to show up in person to even get heard or contact superintendent's office to even get a response. Multiple fights on buses in classrooms in halls etc but the staff denies it happens even though my child and other neighborhood children would tell me. Graffiti and gang activity at school as well.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am trying to persuade my daughter to relocate with me to Charlotte along with my granddaugher who is in middle school. But I was so disappointed in this particular school which is near the area where I had looked at houses for possible purchase. But this school has such a LOW Great Schools rating. Worse however are the numerous spelling and other grammatical errors that appear in these posts about the school. As a suggestion this school should immediately double down in every academic subject; students should not even be graduated from this school if they cannot spell correctly have a decent vocabulary or write coherently. Showing concern for each student is also caring whether that student learns enough to compete with students coming from other schools. Passing a student who has not met even the minimum requirements is not helpful to anyone not even the teacher. I am sorry for having to say these things.

  • (5 years ago)

    My child attends this school. I think the school can really do something positive with this money to help with the students education.

  • (6 years ago)

    Im not a parent.. I was a student at MLK.. And I love that school everybody is ver welcoming and people are real with you there AlGEBRA teachers are the best you can ever have. They have a very clean school it would be a great school school if it was in a better neighboorhood. The school does not have Cliques so that is good I was freinds basically with every body.

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