Martin Luther King Jr. High School in Riverside, CA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    3,325
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    388 3.7
  • Ranking

Martin Luther King Jr. High School is a public coed school in Riverside, California. It has 3,325 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 72% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 388 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 388 reviews
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    Health & Safety: There is always going to be an issue with these things, no matter where you go.
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    • 5
    Extracurriculars: There is literally something for everyone!!
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: The culture is so diverse! It really makes for a great learning environment.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Teachers: All of the teachers are fully immersed in their jobs
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: its great to be king!

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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2.66 Citrus Hill High School 2 mi. 2,271
3.00 Polytechnic High School 5 mi. 2,789
2.00 Moreno Valley High School 5 mi. 2,356
3.00 Ramona High School 6 mi. 2,216
3.33 John W. North High School 7 mi. 2,300

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

Gender

Gender
Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Martin Luther King Jr. High School United States California Citrus Hill High School John W. North High School Moreno Valley High School Polytechnic High School Ramona High School
White 45.0% 51.0% 24.8% 6.0% 10.0% 4.0% 34.0% 16.0%
Hispanic 31.0% 25.0% 53.3% 77.0% 68.0% 74.0% 53.0% 73.0%
Asian 10.0% 4.8% 11.3% 2.0% 6.0% 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
African American 9.0% 15.0% 6.1% 12.0% 11.0% 15.0% 6.0% 6.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 3.3% 1.0% 2.0% 0% 2.0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.5% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 26.1%
Grade 10 26.7%
Grade 11 24.0%
Grade 12 23.1%

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 57 responses

  • 81% Yes
  • 14% Not sure.
  • 5% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 49 responses

  • 19% Sports and academics
  • 14% Our diversity
  • 13% What ever you make the best things are the best
  • 12% Clubs
  • 10% The higher level math department (Pre-Calc & Calc)
  • 10% People
  • 7% The PLTW Engineering Program
  • 4% ASB
  • 3% Link Crew
  • 2% BSU
  • 2% Choir
  • 2% AVID
  • 1% Band

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 33 responses

  • 21% Too many people
  • 20% Crowded hallways
  • 20% Traffic
  • 15% Some people there seem a bit rude or spoiled.
  • 11% The bathrooms are disgusting most of the time.
  • 7% Food
  • 4% Campus Aids
  • 1% Always hearing the slogan king is the best

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 50 responses

  • 32% King high remembers program
  • 16% PAWS program
  • 14% PLTW classes
  • 14% The school is wealthy, well educated and very nice
  • 12% ASB
  • 8% The Riverside Kingsmen Band & Colorguard
  • 2% Academics and the curriculum is harder
  • 2% AVID

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 49 responses

  • 29% Diverse
  • 22% Involved
  • 20% Upper middle class
  • 18% Upper class economically
  • 10% Spirited

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 36 responses

  • 39% We are very diverse and open
  • 33% What people do does not matter, what you do does
  • 11% Work hard and don't procrastinate also have fun to
  • 11% Make sure you have friends with good influence.
  • 3% Be open and nice
  • 3% Make every day count...seriously

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 48 responses

  • 12% I love everything about this school.
  • 81% 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.