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About This School

Martin Luther King Jr Elementary School is a public elementary school in Huntsville. The principal of Martin Luther King Jr Elementary School is Jennifer Douthit and can be contacted at jdouthit@hsv.k12.al.us. 500 students go to Martin Luther King Jr Elementary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 88% of the 500 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Martin Luther King Jr Elementary School is 16:1. Chapman Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 79% 43%
Hispanic 3% 5%
Multiracial 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 14% 48%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 3%
Asian 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88% 43%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    I can say this school is excellent. They have truly turned it completely around. With the new principal and excellent curriculum specialist they have changed the school completely. My daughter is excelling beyond anything I could have ever imagined.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is great I see the rating and think the this can not be true. My child does well however I am an involved parent. If my child comes home with a problem I am calling or at the school the next day. Education starts at home and if the teacher is the only one teaching what do you expect. I went to an awards ceremony and realized that some awards given were made up due to the lack of words given by the teachers and staff it was obvious who was not taght encouraged or even cared about at home. The teachers and staff here has bent over backwards for me and my child sending extra work if there is a gap and also giving individualized plans. Anyone who recieves a poor education here it is because of lack of concern from caregivers and parents. Teachers can't do everything. Some things must be enforced and encouraged at home. If a parent does not teach a child or encourage a child then why leave it up to a public school system alone. This is a great school and as an involved parent I see teachers with a passion to teach and prepare children for sucess. We are on the right track here at MLKJ.

  • (3 years ago)

    Great kids greater teachers. Fine staff and administration. I recommend this school for any parent that has any doubts on whether their child can have a good public education.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have found nothing impressive about this school. I think my child is in the midst of an animal kingdom with no structure. I visited his room one day and was appalled at what I saw. I think the principal could execute a little more structure to correct the behavior. I know it starts at home and I make it a strong rule of thumb to do so. Not to mention I hear they were merging another school next fall which means more chaos with what type structure to go forth? My child will be in another school this fall.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is at the bottom of the list and should be avoided. I would give it a zero rating.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is a wonderful place. The princiapl and teachers work hard and really do care for the children.

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