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Martin Luther King Jr High School is a public high school in Riverside. The principal of Martin Luther King Jr High School is Dan Brooks, who can be contacted at dbrooks@rusd.k12.ca.us. 3,062 students go to Martin Luther King Jr High School and identify as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 2% of the Martin Luther King Jr High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 27% of the 3,062 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Martin Luther King Jr High School is 23:1. Citrus Hill High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 49% 30%
Hispanic 29% 54%
Filipino 2% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 9%
Multiracial 1% %
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.6%
Unspecified 0.4% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 42270%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27% 57%
Limited English proficiency 2% 19%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    Literally this is a horrible highschool do not send your child here and this is coming from a student. They are SO FAKE here and they don't care about you unless you are a star athele or you do something to make the school look good. It is WAY WAY WAY too overcrowded it's ridiculous so many kids are allowed in from other areas and it makes it hard on everyone else the classrooms are too packed you have to wait about 30 minutes (on a good day) to actually get out of the school there is no shade so you basically fry your skin because you can't sit in the halls during lunch. The staff is very rude not all but a big big fraction. I hate coming here everyday it just ruins my happiness and I'm usually a pretty happy person. Oh and btw if you're interested in football games I would suggest getting to the game like a hour and a half maybe two before it starts especially on homecoming because once again it's too crowded and they stop letting people in because there's no "room" happend to me any my family many times. They will NEVER work with you to change your schedule because they pack everyone into certain classes and they say they never have time or they just can't do it

  • (1 year ago)

    Not a bad school....especially for the IE. Big campus lots of clubs pretty laid back but the teachers do assign too much homework. A lot better than the high school I attended before this one. Teachers and counselors are friendly.

  • (1 year ago)

    Transfered my sophomore in. My student is honors/AP. Teachers are completely focused on completion not individual student. Registration was a day-long process and poorly managed. Assistant principal Mr. Rhodes fantastic. Tried to make appt with guidance to make 4 year plan but they will only work with juniors and seniors! Also every other Tuesday is minimum day for teacher lesson planning. Really...where is the student in these equations?

  • (2 years ago)

    I have had 6 of my family members attend this school at different times and all of them going from oldest to youngest have seen this school try to do much better each year. I have been attending this school now and have seen how much they changed since they first opened. I get lost of help from all the teachers and lots of after school help as well. Everyone has been nothing but kind to me my whole experience attending

  • (4 years ago)

    I have three sons and they all enjoy going to this school although they do have complaints about some of their teachers. I see a lot of girls wearing inappropriate attire which should be stopped and sexting is going on too. I am sure this goes on in all the schools these days which is very unfortunate. Just be aware.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter is a graduating senior at this school. She transferred from Corona Centennial and quickly made friends with some great kids. Their is great diversity amongst the students and awesome counselors. A great learning environment.

  • (5 years ago)

    I went to king high from 2004-2008 and I had a very bad high school experience. The school was very crowded and some of the students were rude.

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm going to be a 10th grader this year and so far this school is great! I have nice firends and some great teachers but there is always a downside. King High School is way to crowed and with the 6 period schedule that we are changing to will only just hurt us in the long run. I'm going to be in Musical Theater this year and I have to choose between Choir or finshing my two years of Spainsh off.

  • (6 years ago)

    its good but it is strict

  • (7 years ago)

    I think that this school is great the teachers care and the students also care about their education. The staff and teachers help the students and set good examples.

  • (7 years ago)

    The drop your kid off area changes are ridiculous. Closing that area off creates more dangers for the children than it eliminates.

  • (8 years ago)

    As a parent of 2 king h.S. Graduates I speak from experience....This is one great school with top notch teachers and administrators.

  • (8 years ago)

    I love Martin Luther King High School. My child has a brain injury requiring special education accommodations. The staff has been so wonderful to her and so willing to help her. I communicate with them via email about once a month. They are always willing to communicate iwth concerned parents. Our expereince has been wonderful

  • (8 years ago)

    This school has alot of potential. Although still new.

  • (9 years ago)

    My son has had tremendous athletic opportunities at Kings High School. His been involved in Varsity Football Tennis and Track. He also has a 3.7 GPA. This all considering we changed schools when he only received one credit in grade 9. Kings offers alot to students who are willing to seek it out.

  • (9 years ago)

    I remove my daughter after one semester. She entered King High as an Honor Student and in the first semester had trouble keeping her grades up. I asked for help from teachers and counselor. They were disinterested and stated that it was my daughters responsiblilty. Maybe it is but as a new 9th grader there must be ajustment periods and help available to make the adjustment. My daughter came to me and told me that she did not think she would get into college if she stayed at King High. So we removed her a enrolled her in Eaglespeak public charter school. We have been able to customize her class schedule to give her the electives that will enhance her college resume. She wants to go to Fashion Institute in L.A. King High wants only children that are easy to teach and they rest are on their own.

  • (10 years ago)

    MLK is not a great school. It looks like a prison and thats exactly how the teachers treat the children like they're in prison. My daughter went there for one semester but we transfered. I wouldn't suggest that anyone send their child to this school.

  • (10 years ago)

    overall king is more than ok. the one thing i am not satisfied with is the english program. i have thought this since my kids were in grade school. there needs to be more emphasis on writing. for instance sentence structure is completely overlooked. too much is in the way of esthetics is considered important such as typing rather rather than content. some of this is the school but unfortunately much of it come from sacramento on setting the curriculum.

  • (10 years ago)

    All the school programs core to extracurricular AP to sports are excellent. I like best that 94% of the teachers are credentialed and 90% of the parents are actually a part of their child's daily life. And now Karen Stevenson's appointment as principal - with her record of excellence - I expect MLK will rank as the best high school in Riverside County. My son (Danny will be in 10th grade this year) plays in band has many friends makes excellent grades and is dead serious about which college he should attend. If this is what MLK has fostered...one grateful Father says Thank you.

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