School Details

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Elementary School

35 Camp St, Providence, RI 02906
(401) 456-9398
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 493 students 13 students/teacher (RI avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

34%
33%
60%
72%
52%
70%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2011-2012 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Providence average
  • Rhode Island state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

45%
43%
65%
60%
45%
69%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2011-2012 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Providence average
  • Rhode Island state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
37%
62%
54%
46%
72%
41%
35%
59%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2011-2012 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Providence average
  • Rhode Island state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Elementary School is a public elementary school in Providence. 493 children attend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Elementary School and identify primarily as Multiracial; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 71% of the 493 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Elementary School is 13:1. Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus

Sports

  • Baseball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% %
Black, non-Hispanic 38% 22%
Hispanic 30% 60%
Asian 3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 19% 12%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71% 87%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I am very glad that I had a chance to transfer my son to this school. He has learned so much from his teacher and I appreciate ask the time they out into their students.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have had kids at King for 6 years and will have kids there for another 6 and am gratified that this is the school with which my kids have a long term relationship. They are learning and thriving. Teachers give them enrichment and advanced work when they need it and extra support when they're struggling. Their peers are wonderful. We're all proud to be part of the MLK community. My oldest is heading off to middle school next year and he's well-prepared and ready to tackle new challenges thanks to the teaching and learning that happened at King. Please visit and check it out - see for yourself!

  • (4 years ago)

    Having done my research on all the top schools in Providence I am very pleased with the education that my son is receiving at MLK. Certainly there could be more extracurricular activities but in terms of curriculum they are top notch. It is a welcoming environment diverse and a true gem on the East Side. The teachers are wonderful and truly dedicated to positively affecting the lives of our children. Kudos.

  • (5 years ago)

    Martin Luther King is a wonderful school. My girls have been attending since pre-school and have had great teachers. They love their school their teachers and the many friends they have made along the way. My son cannot wait to start pre-school at King so he can be a part of it as well. As for the new principal and staff are definitely doing a great job. Everyone is very friendly helpful and organized. Nurse Wittles is the best. Looking forward to another great year. Keep up the great work everyone. I hope we win!!! )

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a diverse school that provides the highest quality of academics while maintaining an atmosphere of peace. It's wonderful!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has a safe comfortable and welcoming environment for higher education whose staff is very knowledgeable and approachable. Both of my daughters enjoy attending MLK.

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm happy that my son attends MLK is a very organized school. I feel that he is safe and is getting the approriate education. There is always a friendly environment around MLK school.

  • (5 years ago)

    MLK is like a second home to my two kids. The teachers and the staff are all so familiar to them now. They also enjoy helping out in our amazing school garden.

  • (5 years ago)

    The staff is extremely helpful and organized! MLK provides a very nurturing environment for the children.

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellent administration attention to detail efficient organized and professional office staff (Ms. Nancy is AWESOME!)

  • (5 years ago)

    The commitment the level of understanding and listening and the smiles just make you feel welcome. We had originally considered having our grandson attend a charter school but after him becoming involved with MLK we are happy we chose him to attend the wonderful school

  • (5 years ago)

    The first thing that struck me as I awaited the start of my first PTO meeting at my daughter s school was the noise. There were so many parents talking planning and organizing within the four cinderblock walls of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. elementary school cafeteria that their collective voices were almost deafening. The din was generated by the large number of parents from all around the city. We came from a diverse collection of races ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds to advocate for our school. This amount of involvement creates a great school community and the children see their parents working together with educators to accomplish challenging goals. This school community is good for the city as well. Seeing other parents and school friends at the store the park and the local Y gives us opportunities to brainstorm ideas for the school and extend them into the city public areas. We help the city; we help the kids and the kids benefit. What could be better?

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers are very caring and have always responded promptly to any of my concerns as a parent.

  • (5 years ago)

    Good teachers and leadership.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter and I are grateful to have been a part of the King family! We loved the way the school encouraged parents and families to be participants in the educational process!

  • (5 years ago)

    i love this school the teachers are great

  • (5 years ago)

    King has always been known for its committed enthusiastic faculty and talented student body. My classmates came from both ends of the socioeconomic spectrum but everybody wanted to learn and do their best. Growing up with an interest in education policy my experiences at King have given me hope and the knowledge that there is a bright future for public education in America.

  • (5 years ago)

    KING has a blend of all cultures and makes sure that the students understand the differences found in everyone.

  • (5 years ago)

    It's like a family. Everyone looks out for each others children. The teachers are caring and concerned. My children love going to school here!

  • (5 years ago)

    My son is a 5th grader and he has had excellent teachers every year.

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Overall score

(based on 14 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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