School Details

Martin Luther King, Jr No. 11 Elementary School

886 Bergen Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 915-6521
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 & ungraded 791 students 9 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

55%
53%
66%
71%
67%
78%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Jersey City School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
41%
59%
80%
73%
78%
87%
81%
90%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Jersey City School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
44%
61%
78%
73%
80%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Jersey City School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
47%
66%
75%
67%
79%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Jersey City School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

41%
48%
65%
48%
43%
64%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Jersey City School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
64%
82%
67%
55%
69%
67%
57%
79%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Jersey City School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Martin Luther King, Jr No. 11 Elementary School is a public middle school in Jersey City. The principal of Martin Luther King, Jr No. 11 Elementary School is Mr Chester Kaminski, whose e-mail is ckaminski@jcboe.org. 791 children attend Martin Luther King, Jr No. 11 Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 20% of the Martin Luther King, Jr No. 11 Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 83% of the 791 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Martin Luther King, Jr No. 11 Elementary School is 9:1. Number 23 Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 33% 11%
Asian 31% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 29% 17%
Hispanic 27% 38%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 34%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 1%
Multiracial 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83% 77%
Limited English proficiency 20% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    One of THE BEST school in Jersey City. My daughter studied until grade 5 and now my son has started with this school. Excellent teachers and very helpful. I have had experience with multiple teachers (don't want to name just a few) and all have been very helpful courteous and always working towards our child's progress. Am proud to send my children to PS#11

  • (1 year ago)

    MLK is a great school. Never had any problems with my two sons being there for the past five years. Teachers are very efficient and effective. They keep me informed about my kids' behavior and the school in general keep parents informed and up to date with happenings.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is school is like most of the schools in Jersey City TERRIBLE!!! The teachers and principle and vice principle are very laid back about everything from learning to bullying and when you complain about it they will do petty and evil things to try to play a "tit for tat" game when all your trying to do is ensure your child recieves a decent education. The teachers are more concerned about spying on you to see if your child lives in that district. A teacher actually went to a post office to get information on where my child lived but declined to stay 5 minutes after school to dicsuss my childs report card. More and more Im starting to see that it's not possible in an urban setting such as Jersey city to receive quality education. The curriculum is bad and the teachers are worse they don't care at all about your children. It's an all around disaster.

  • (2 years ago)

    Please dont evr send your pre schoolers to this school. My 4 year old son had the worst experience ever and the teachers are so rude and they just dont have any idea on how to deal with 4 year old kids. They act as if its a military school and my son was so terrified of going to this school.the worst school ever and the worst teachers ever. I dont know how the other class teachers are but since my son had a terrible time in Pre K im never ever going to send him to this school ever.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is wonderful. It provides teachers with a good degree. They will treat your child with respect and cause no harm.

  • (6 years ago)

    Its a great school but its not excellent school. Teachers should teach a little more there i see my child not learning what he is suppose to learn a bit more but still its a great school.

  • (7 years ago)

    Hi I love PS # 11. I think it is the best school in Jersey city when I came from NY. to live in this city I did not know where register my three kids I was afraid because my kids always were to private schools but my experience in MLK Jr. PS # 11 is so good the teacher are realy professionals they know how to teach and they are very entusiastic. I wholeheartedly recommend this school for your childs.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son has been going to MLK school since pre-k and is now in kindergarten. The teaching method is very good and so is the environment. I just think that in any school you have a group of children who think they superior and therefore will bother the others. It's always been the case and will always be. That said MLK is a wonderful public school.

  • (8 years ago)

    Please don't send your children in this school. The security is bad. Other than that the teachers are good just need to teach your kids how to defend themselves from being bullied by other kids.

  • (9 years ago)

    P.S.#11 is a great school. They have great staff members. My daughter is in kindergarten and she's very happy with the school. The kids are not as bad as I thought. The environment is very friendly. The majority of kids that goes to this school are hispanic and asian. I didn't make the wrong decision of sending my daughter to this school. She went to St.Aedans school for pre-k because I was scared to send her to public school. But when the school didn't take actions about her being bullied by another kid. I had no choice but to try out for public school. Public schools are very strict about bullying. They have laws about kids being bullied in school. I felt that private school didn't take the problem too seiously. Thank God I tried p.s.#11 because my daughter now comes home with a happy face.

  • (10 years ago)

    I just moved to the neighborhood and enrolled my 2 kids in MLK. I think first it should be mentioned that school uniforms are required. And also after researching the school on this site i can say the demographic breakdown of the student body looks nothing like the 'pie' provided leaving the pie not nearly so evenly sliced as one may be led to belive. I suggest visiting the school before deciding.

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