School Details

Martin Luther King Jr. Early College

19535 East 46th Ave, Denver, CO 80249
(720) 424-0420
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-12 1217 students 18 students/teacher (CO avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

36%
52%
62%
50%
57%
73%
35%
48%
58%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
29%
51%
63%
32%
50%
71%
24%
47%
62%

Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Denver Public Schools average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

31%
46%
55%
33%
52%
68%
29%
49%
61%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
10%
38%
53%
34%
49%
67%
22%
43%
59%

Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Denver Public Schools average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

21%
39%
52%
30%
47%
67%
13%
34%
52%
26%
42%
56%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
24%
36%
51%
32%
51%
67%
12%
30%
49%
15%
37%
54%

Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Denver Public Schools average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

16%
25%
39%
46%
51%
68%
32%
38%
55%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
22%
22%
38%
60%
45%
66%
34%
31%
53%

Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Denver Public Schools average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

21%
25%
34%
54%
57%
70%
27%
37%
51%
24%
36%
49%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
23%
18%
32%
70%
49%
65%
27%
28%
47%
30%
30%
47%

Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Denver Public Schools average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Martin Luther King Jr. Early College is a public high school in Denver. The principal of Martin Luther King Jr. Early College is Anthony Taylor, whose e-mail is anthony_taylor@dpsk12.org. 1,217 students go to Martin Luther King Jr. Early College and identify as Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Asian. 87% of the 1,217 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Martin Luther King Jr. Early College is 18:1. William Smith High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 65% 58%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Asian 4% %
Multiracial 3% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 20%
Black, non-Hispanic 24% 14%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87% 72%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    More than anything mlk more than just being a school and community its a family because we all stay together and help eachother out im not just talking about the students im also talking about the teachers. There are teachers that more than just being a teacher to us turn into friends we go to them for advice and they are always there. This school is different but unique sure its not the best because it has its ups and downs like any other school but its not bad and the students are not horrible like all of you guys claim. You should judge a school or generalize that mlk is bad and horrible because of a few student also because you can never judge a book by its cover when you don't know how things really are. Keep it to yourself because everyones quick to point out a few of the bad things but never take the time to point out all of the good ones this school students and teachers have to offer! #studentclassof2015

  • (9 months ago)

    Reading all these negative reviews about MY school are just so unfair i say this because a lot of those "descriptions" fit only a short amount of students in my school everyone else is awesome! If you guys got the chance to be at my school for just one day you'd see how much students appreciate their teachers and how much we all love each other. This is the only school i'm not scared to get bullied in I have friends who go to a suburban High school and guess what? They hate it because there is so much bullying going on in there. MLK has changed my life if you ask me BEST SCHOOL EVER!!!!!!!! *This is from someone who ACTUALLY knows the school enoug

  • (9 months ago)

    The problem with most these reviews if they are very one sided. I have been going to this school since 6th grade and turning into a senior next year. I have been her for 5-6 years. There is a large rotation in teachers due to the districts RIBing system. This has been the most helpful school I know. Friends of mine go to other schools and refer to their struggles regularly. I will not be the first student here to say that MLK is a second home to me. I can't think of any actual controversy between the students. We have always worked to together and always will. The staff this year do nothing BUT care for us. I am infuriated that some of you people are so ignorant about the situation. I understand some of the reviews are from former teachers or students but they never gave this school a chance. They were most likely forced here against their will and had A bad experience. Nothing in this world is peachy and I would suggest some of you do your OWN research about our community before taking advise from a review website. That includes my reply as well. Don't trust me if you don't want but as a veteran of this facility I can guarantee you that this school is THE BEST in DPS.

  • (10 months ago)

    The biggest issue with this school is that there is little or no adult control over the kids - the kids rule the school and they take full advantage of it. Kids coming to school drunk and high and selling drugs. One student begged me to take her out of class because no one was listening to the teacher kids were messing around and talking out of turn and one kid was rolling on the floor doing whatever he wanted and the teacher couldn't get him to stop. Kids wandering the halls evading adults leaving school grounds for hours at a time and kids being locked out of classrooms regardless of the reason for being late. Punishment rather than Positive Behavior incentives and supports are employed and it does not work. Adults in the school do not enforce their own rules and then wonder why kids don't behave or learn in the classroom. I briefly worked at this school and live in the community and I would not recommend this school to any families. I think it needs to close and be reopened by a charter school system that works.

  • (1 year ago)

    THIS IS THE WORST SCHOOL IN THE GREEN VALLEY RANCH AREA! I have been trying to get my son's report card from the last quarter and have yet to get it. When I inquire about it all I get is that their system is down or they have yet to recieve them yet. What do I have to do to get some results? They complain about parent involvement but I am an involed parent and I still get NO results. The principal does not return emails and hides when she hears parents complaining in the office. MY CHILD WILL NOT RETURN TO THIS HORRIBLE SCHOOL NEXT YEAR!

  • (1 year ago)

    If there was a grading system for this school I would give it an F-. Worst school to be in. Teacher's work so hard and if working with horrible students isn't enough- they are treated worse by admin- teacher's have to go to meetings every day and are assigned work on top of their daily and hourly work. To make things worse students have NO respect for each other themselves or the teachers that work hard to teach them. I feel bad for the teachers honestly; it's not a suitable place for learning or teaching students won't allow it and teacher's are burnt out. If the score of this school wasn't enough to convince you to stay out- hopefully all the one star ratings will be. TURN AROUND if you are looking for a school to put your child in and TURN AROUND if you are looking for a school to teach in.

  • (1 year ago)

    Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the greatest people of all time. He was just fair peaceful and kind. It is really sad that it doesn't live up to it's name. You would think that the students would show the same qualities of Dr. MLK but they don't. The students have no respect for authority nor themselves- they disrespect themselves and the others around them- and I don't think this is what Dr. MLK Dreamed. I feel bad for the teachers; they work so hard to come back to a school to be mistreated put down harassed and threatened. If I was a teacher I wouldn't apply here; why? You Can't Teach Kids Who Don't Care. Most of the kids that go to this school don't care about themselves or others. If you are a teacher looking for a school to work at- don't apply here if you are a parent looking to enroll your child in this school don't enroll your child here and if you are a student looking for a nice school to attend- don't apply.

  • (1 year ago)

    Kids are very rude very disruptive and out of control in all the classrooms. I feel bad for the teachers they work so hard and they are so nice; but all the students (especially the bad ones) abuse or take advantage. If I was a teacher i wouldn't work here and parents if you are looking for a school to put your child- I wouldn't even consider this at all. If I could give it 0 stars as a student- I would give it a 0.

  • (1 year ago)

    Students are out of control they have little to no respect for how hard the teachers work. It's sad that they don't really care how they talk to each other or the staff; nevertheless how they act. Many of them disrupt the class and mistreat the teachers and fellow students. I wouldn't place all the blame on the Whole School but mostly it's the Middle School. The High School students are more mature but still lack respect for teachers and other students.

  • (4 years ago)

    this is an amazing school!! My friends and have learned alot they just treat us so GREAT!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Though this school isn't the best every school can have it's benefits. I have to say I learned pretty much exactly what my friend did at MLK in eighth grade while she went to Campus. And about the bad staff members some of the teachers aren't that great but my parents are both teachers and if you knew some of the stuff going on in this district you wouldn't blame teachers as much. (Probably.) Many of the teachers being bounced in and out are teachers that DPS is trying to get rid of. They place them in unpleasant situations teaching more than one subject without a raise or putting them in different schools every year.

  • (4 years ago)

    First the correct name of the school is MARTIN LUTHER KING JR EARLY COLLEGE. This is a wonderful school that has made great progress & many positive changes.They celebrated their 1st graduating class May 2010 with 100% college acceptance. I would send my kids here...oh wait I do!

  • (5 years ago)

    I dont think this school is to bad. I have found that the teachers do care I think if the parrents got more involved there kids would do better. I see alot of the kids have no respect for the teachers and that makes it hard for them to teach. But if the parrents get involved there kids can do very good at this school my kid has all A's and 1 B

  • (5 years ago)

    This school really do suck! unfortunately for our kids.. I agree with one of the parents that said it doesn't live up to it's name. The staff changes to frequently as well as the principal's.. There is not enough Caring teachers or parents in MLK.. to really make a change.. It has to start with us and the time is Now..our children are the ones suffering.. and just talking about it isn't going to fix we all Need to stand up like our parents had to for what they believe in.. And that should be better Education for our kids. Look at the Low Rating..No one should have their kid @ that school..lacking Education. We Need higher Educated Teacher's that are sincere and interested in our kids learning what they are there to teach! Let's take a Stand as Martin Luther King did!

  • (5 years ago)

    I attended this school and graduated a year before they started reforming. (adding uniforms) This school left me about a year behind other students in the cherry creek school district. I learned pretty much everything I learned in the first three weeks of high school my whole 7th grade year and some of 8th.

  • (6 years ago)

    Actually MLK has changed a lot. Now that Principle Smith is there I have noticed that the school is more tight knit.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is terrible my daughter used to attend this school and it was very difficult to get the staff to do anything. You have stay on them to see any action or results. They are trying to reform but it is not enough the children are suffering. This school does not live up to it's name.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is not a good school to send your children if you can avoide it. If you cant you really have to stay on top of the adminastration. Only becasue they actions regarding students are 'all students a gang members or just bad kids' There are no second chances or any interventions there. They prefer to WEED out the bad kids and assume every kid is no good. They want to try to make a good impression on how they are changing however they been saying that for the past 5 years and nothing has changed except for the staff. Every year there excusses are 'we are changing for the good' However if you want your child to secceed in school have them go to a differnt school or even out of the district if you can.

  • (7 years ago)

    i am a former student.! i just left this school about a month ago(moved) and it is not that bad of a school! i know it has a bad reputation but it really is improving not because of the uniforms but because we have just got a better round of teachers in general and a better group of students.

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