38 Parent Reviews for Martin Luther King, Jr High School
Having two sons in this school I am pleased. This school has really turned around under the new leadership. Teachers seem to care and will contact parents if they need to. Also the extra activites are great. I have one in band and Mr. Kimber is AWESOME! He makes those kids responsible. Yes a bit strict
... Read more but the kids appreciate it. It has a wonderful new 9th grade wing which is long overdue. Mr. Bullard is a fairly new principal but has made great strides in turning MLK around. I would recommend it. Change and improvement won't happen over night and without parent involvement. GO LIONS! Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/23/14
Very nice school my child enjoyed it except for the band director Mr. KIMBLE. She wanted To be on the drill team so bad but after dealing with Kimber she is no longer Interested and niether am I. The M.L.K drill team is the only girls that NEVER Get featured during half time shows, the band NEVER
... Read more play music for them to dance to in the stands, all of the music he play is old and outdated but the dues are 700.00. My daughter won't be returning next year because I want her to enjoy her high school Years and he takes the fun out od the band:( other than that awesome school! Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/01/13
My son has been attending Martin Luther King Jr. HS since 9th grade and I must say that there are great number of teachers that are really dedicated to making sure that the students that are there for the purpose of learning, get the things that they are there for. On the other hand, if I had to do
... Read more it all over again, I would risk going to jail to send him somewhere else. I believe that if they were checking residency, they would find that a large number of the students are out of district. Another thing, there is too much emphases on sports and band, not enough on making the school the best if could be from parents and this is shown in the numbers that come out to the meetings what there focus is on. I am so glad that this is our last year, but wish them well. I know that the numbers are really going to go up since the new 9th grade academy will be opening 2014-2015 school year. I do believe that if Dr. King was alive, he would not be proud of how his name is being represented, through parent involvement and school leadership. Bacically, our children have been set up to fail because they don't have the basic needs, BOOKS....... 12th grade parent Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/26/13
Horrible education wise, I'm in 10th grade transferred here this year, at my previous school I was taking regular classes, a few accelerated ones and doing well. After changing to this school I'm taking 11th grade classes and seeing material that I learned last year. I spoke to the counselor (he's already
... Read more moved me to higher level classes several times) and Was told to just get A's in these classes. I'll be switching to a different school with a more challenging curriculum next year, if not later this year. Read less
Posted by a student on 10/16/12
MLK is a wonderful school.... The teachers are devoted and will ensure that every child does their best..... Success is mandatory here... Yes... The children can be a bit out of line sometimes, but they understand that misbehaved students aren't tolerated..... This school is a great place for students
... Read more to grow and learn... If Martin Luther King were still alive he'd be pleased to have such a prestigious school named after here.... It's a shame all students don't attend. Read less
Posted by a student on 07/16/12
This is a horrible school. Their is alot of bullying and fighting. The teachers are great but the way the school is set up especially at testing time is a mess. I would rather figure out a way to pay for and get to a private school than go here any longer. Alot of the kids try to start and be in gangs
... Read more and there is alot of stealing. Dont send your child here. Read less
Posted by a student on 06/27/12
MLK is a great school and i would recommend anyone to send their child to be educated there. They have a great athletic program and numerous extra-curricular activities. Their activities help children in ways to where they wont be in the streets and up to no good. Their academic program is great because
... Read more the teachers are preparing the students to succeed in their lives after graduation. Read less
Posted by a student on 02/14/12
Martin Luther King is a wonder High School for students to attend. Like many students school becomes boring, but the teachers are willing to help the students who are less interested in a particular core class. Teachers provide many opportunities to the students to raise there grade, because like most
... Read more teacher, they do not want to see us again. In my opinion Martin Luther King is a very well rounded school , and the teachers will provide there time to us, i.e after school tutorials and much more. NO teacher wants to see a child fail, because we are all human and we have feelings. So once again i like Martin Luther King and I am very grateful for the education i have recieved in my 4-years. Read less
Posted by a student on 02/14/12
I love Martin Luther King Jr. High School. Our school embodies our alta mater "I AM KING" by not only providing exceptional teachers, but constantly encouraging us to work upon to our fullest potential and not upon stereotypes. Because we are a majority black school in the Dekalb County School System,
... Read more people create false things not only about our school, but about other schools in Dekalb. Our school are the region champs for high school football, state champs for girl's track and field, and not only to mention that we have an IB program that most schools dont even have. Read less
Posted by a student on 02/13/12
I am a student at Martin Luther King Jr. High school and my four years of attending this school for the most part has been pleasant and isn't a hostile enviornment like others may think it is. The teachers really care whether or not the students pass and will work with the parents and students to make
... Read more that student successfull in the class. MLK is a great school filled with school spirit. Read less
School Profile for Martin Luther King, Jr High School
GHSGT* Test Scores
Test Year: 2011
Martin Luther King, Jr High School
Dekalb County School District
* In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.
Students per teacher:
Football, Volleyball, Soccer, Tennis
Early Childhood Special Needs
Social Studies / Social Sciences
Social Studies / Social Sc
English / Language Arts, Literature
Vocational Education, Phys Ed
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creative and productive thinking, the ability to produce new ideas;
leadership ability, the ability to direct individuals or groups to a common decision or action;
visual and performing arts, special talents in visual art, music, dance, drama, or other related studies;
psychomotor ability, such as practical, spatial, mechanical, and physical skills.
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Special Education Classes
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Adult Education Classes
Programs offering GED or equivalent courses for adults within regular schools, whether classes are held during evening or daytime schedules.
English as Second Language
English language classes for students whose first language is not English.
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Lithonia schools — Martin Luther King, Jr High School is located at 3991 Snapfinger Rd, Lithonia GA 30038. 3991 Snapfinger Rd is in the 30038 ZIP code in Lithonia, GA The school district for Martin Luther King, Jr High School is the Dekalb County School District. Martin Luther King, Jr High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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