School Details

Martin Luther King Elementary School

5205 Ludlow Street, Piscataway, NJ 08854
(732) 699-1563
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 4-5 551 students 11 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

76%
66%
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90%
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78%
94%
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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
  • Piscataway Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
72%
61%
90%
89%
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
  • Piscataway Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Martin Luther King Elementary School is a public elementary school in Piscataway Township. The principal of Martin Luther King Elementary School is Ms Shirley Eyler and can be contacted at seyler@pway.org. 551 children attend Martin Luther King Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. 1% of the Martin Luther King Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 18% of the 551 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Martin Luther King Elementary School is 11:1. Knollwood Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Cantonese
  • French
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 38% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 35% 28%
Black, non-Hispanic 28% 33%
White, non-Hispanic 23% 23%
Hispanic 11% 15%
Multiracial 0.4% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.04%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18% 22%
Limited English proficiency 1% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My child is in the 4th grade and as parents who seek to become involved in our child's education this school greatly disappoints us. Teachers are more interested in CYA than the kids. Several requests for written instruction as to what goes on in the classroom have been ignored. Follow up requests in person seem to generate only poor excuses. What's the big secret? If parents become aware of what takes place during the day we could further support those efforts at night. A one page homework assignment takes my kid 5 minutes to complete. It appears that as long as the kid gets an AVERAGE grade the teachers are ok with it. This way they can focus on kids in class that are struggling. Parents who seek to help should never be made to feel in the way...especially when it is clear that the present efforts to assist ALL are not being met. We moved here because of the school system. While Knollwood was great MLK has lots to improve on

  • (3 years ago)

    My Son went to MLK from September 2010 to Feb 2011 and he loved his school. We moved out from Jersey but my Son will never forget MLK.He made great improvement in his academics. The Teachers were great and he made some very good friends there.

  • (6 years ago)

    We moved to Jersey in the month of Oct 2007 and by that time my daughter lost a full month of school yet due to extra care and motivation from the teachers she was able to do good and catch up by the end of 3rd term and she has also started liking the school and the teachers. She is already missing her school and classmates and is looking forward to get back to school after the summer vaccations.

  • (10 years ago)

    My son went to MLK recently. It took him couple of months to dislike it very much. Although his previous schools he liked a lot. Being a quick learner he needed additional challenge from a teacher and was never given it. Academically this school is not bad just a generall attitude towards students is - do what you are told to and we will leave you alone. At the end of the year my son's dislike for the school turned into hatred. Now he went to another school and likes it very much. I believe the staff needs to pay attention to motivation and personal approach to children. It is a rather big school but some other school of that size still manage to do so.

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