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Martin Luther King Jr. High School is a public school in Riverside, California. It has 3,079 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 71% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 272 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

9301 Wood Rd
Riverside, CA 92508
(951) 789-5690

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 272 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I have been a member of the Riverside Kingsmen Band & Colorguard all four years of my high school experience. If I could do it all over again, I would pick this school because of this program.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Food: The food from the school is relatively the same as many other schools.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: The policies at the school is relatively the same to many other schools. The rules are mostly enforced and parents have the opportunity to speak with the administration if they have any questions.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Sports & Fitness: There are various physical activities a student can get involved in and many sports they can try out for. The support from the student body is also pretty strong.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: Many of the teachers go above and beyond the bare minimum in the classroom. They are very approachable and will work with you individually to help you succeed in their class.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
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2.33 Woodcrest Christian Schools Private, Religious
4.00 John F. Kennedy Elementary School Public
3.66 Benjamin Franklin Elementary School Public
3.66 Frank Augustus Miller Middle School Public
4.00 Amelia Earhart Middle School Public
KinderCare Learning Center Private
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2.66 Citrus Hill High School Public
Somerset Educational Services Private, Special Education
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3.00 William Howard Taft Elementary School Public
3.00 Mead Valley Elementary School Public
3.66 Castle View Elementary School Public
2.66 Manuel L. Real Elementary School Public
3.00 Tomas Rivera Middle School Public
2.33 Edgemont Elementary School Public
KinderCare Learning Center Private
3.00 Columbia Elementary School Public
Immanuel Lutheran Schools Private, Religious
3.33 Washington Elementary School Public
2.33 Towngate Elementary School Public
3.66 Matthew Gage Middle School Public
Summit View Independent Study Program Public, Alternative
3.33 Opportunity Program School Public, Alternative
Raincross Continuation High School Public, Alternative
Foothill Baptist School Private, Religious
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1.66 California School for the Deaf - Riverside Public
3.33 Alcott Elementary School Public
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3.33 Polytechnic High School Public
Temple Beth El Child Development Center Private
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2.00 Box Springs Elementary School Public
2.66 Hyatt Elementary School Public
2.00 Moreno Valley High School Public
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Apple Tree Learning Center Private
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Abraham Lincoln High School Public, Alternative
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Islamic Academy of Riverside Private
Garden School - Riverside Private
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3.00 Hawthorne Elementary School Public
2.66 Rainbow Ridge Elementary School Public
3.00 March Middle School Public
3.33 Longfellow Elementary School Public
Val Verde Student Success Academy Public, Alternative
Val Verde High School Public, Alternative
3.66 Magnolia Elementary School Public
1.66 Sunnymead Elementary School Public
3.66 John W. North High School Public
3.33 Ramona High School Public, Magnet
2.00 Sunnymead Middle School Public
2.33 Bethel Christian Schools Private, Religious
St. Francis de Sales School Private, Religious
2.66 Highland Elementary School Public
2.00 Honey Hollow Elementary School Public
The Growing Place Child Development Center Private
Gateway to College Early College High School Public, Charter
3.33 University Heights Middle School Public
3.66 Central Middle School Public
2.00 Badger Springs Middle School Public
3.00 Arlington High School Public
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2.33 Chaparral Hills Elementary School Public
3.33 Sierra Middle School Public
Riverside County Opportunity School Public, Alternative
3.33 Riverside County Special Education Public
1.66 Riverside County Community School Public, Alternative
2.66 Riverside Christian Schools Private, Religious
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March Valley Academic Center Public, Alternative
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2.66 Hidden Springs Elementary School Public
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1.66 Armada Elementary School Public
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3.33 Monroe Elementary School Public
Bayside Community Day School Public, Alternative
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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.66 Citrus Hill High School 2 mi. 2,182
3.33 Polytechnic High School 5 mi. 2,785
2.00 Moreno Valley High School 5 mi. 2,469
3.66 John W. North High School 7 mi. 2,517
3.33 Ramona High School 6 mi. 2,140

Around Martin Luther King Jr. High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Grade 9 26.3%
Grade 10 25.4%
Grade 11 26.0%
Grade 12 22.3%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 81% Yes
  • 15% Not sure.
  • 4% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 28% Sports and academics
  • 19% Our diversity
  • 16% People
  • 14% The higher level math department (Pre-Calc & Calc)
  • 12% The PLTW Engineering Program
  • 9% Clubs
  • 2% What ever you make the best things are the best

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 24% Crowded hallways
  • 24% Traffic
  • 16% Too many people
  • 16% Some people there seem a bit rude or spoiled.
  • 11% The bathrooms are disgusting most of the time.
  • 8% Food
  • 3% Campus Aids

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 20 responses

  • 30% PLTW classes
  • 30% PAWS program
  • 20% The school is wealthy, well educated and very nice
  • 15% ASB
  • 5% The Riverside Kingsmen Band & Colorguard

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 47% Diverse
  • 29% Involved
  • 24% Upper class economically

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 56% We are very diverse and open
  • 22% What people do does not matter, what you do does
  • 17% Make sure you have friends with good influence.
  • 6% Be open and nice

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding parent involvement at this school?     Based on 17 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most parents at this school put too much pressure on their kids
  • Most parents at this school are very involved in their child's education
  • The PTA/PTO (i.e. parent groups) are very committed and have a positive impact on the school environment
  • Most parents at this school care about the success of all students, not just their own
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for school athletic events
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for non-athletic school events
  • The parents at this school have a very positive impact on the school's environment and culture
  • The parents at this school respect the opinions and judgements of teachers and administrators
  • Most parents at this school are really great parents.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 25% I love everything about this school.
  • 69% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 6% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.