Martin Luther King, Jr. High School

3991 Snapfinger Rd, Lithonia, GA 30038 | (678) 874-5402
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 1,833
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4 out of 5 | 4 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
  • Enrolls 1,833 high school students from grades 9-12
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details
  • Dekalb County School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $10,567
  • Graduation Rate: 57.4%
  • Dropout Rate: 3.9%
  • Students Per Teacher: 14.8
  • Enrolled Students: 99,406

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 1,833
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 117.5
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 15.6
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 935 (51.0%)
  • Females: 898 (49.0%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 195 (10.6%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 980 (53.5%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 1,175 (64.1%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Martin Luther King, Jr. High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Martin Luther King, Jr. High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade58932.1%
10th Grade39421.5%
11th Grade43423.7%
12th Grade41622.7%
Source: GA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

School Ratings and Reviews

Overall Rating: 4

4 out of 5 | 4 Reviews
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4 reviews for Martin Luther King, Jr. High School

  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on November 13, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • academic for my child
  • Reviewed by Student on May 12, 2009
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I have spent four years of my life at MLK High School. My freshman and sophomore year I was enrolled in advance and gifted classes. My junior and senior year I was in the International Baccalaureate Program, IB for short. Before I was in the IB program I enjoyed my time at the school, the administrators were excellent seeing how they governed over 1,000 students. The new principal is one of the best principals I have had, he actually cares about the students. The principal learned most of the senior class by name, well he knows my name.
    To be honest the education is lacking especially in the gifted classes. I have never been in a regular class but I can assume that if the gifted classes are lacking then the regular classes are definitely behind the bar. I would recommend enrolling in the pre- IB program because it offers an international education so the courses are college level and are extremely rigorous. A good work ethic is necessary to succeed in this program. If the student completes the program and passes all of their exams by a five then they will receive enough credits to become a sophomore in college. If you are considering enrolling your child in the IB program speak to the IB director of the school immediately and definitely make sure your students schedule is correct the first time.
  • Reviewed by Student on February 11, 2009
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • MLK is pretty decent. If the a administrators removed the bad teachers then this school would have all five apples.

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