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

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Martin Luther King Jr. High School is a public 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 321 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

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3.7 from 321 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Most of the teachers were amazing but, we had college shoved down our throats like there wasn't any other choice except going to a four year school. That put a lot of pressure on us. Then always hearing the slogan king is the best all the time by senior year you're like no it's the worst. If anything the teachers and classmates made it survivable.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: This school is very diverse for the area, however, there is not much diversity in staff. The students tend to be open minded, besides the racists, who don't cause much trouble throughout the year. The teachers are amazing, which is why test scores at this school are so high.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: this school is very involved and there's always events and things for students to participate in and feel welcomed
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: The awesome part about this school is that the teachers that I had most of them cared and they really want you to succeed in the future.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: This school has great teachers who are dedicated to their students. This high school also has great clubs for students to get involved in. The school is a little crowded but the experience is great.

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
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


Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

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


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 40 responses

  • 75% Yes
  • 18% Not sure.
  • 8% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 34 responses

  • 22% Sports and academics
  • 16% Our diversity
  • 13% What ever you make the best things are the best
  • 12% Clubs
  • 12% The higher level math department (Pre-Calc & Calc)
  • 9% People
  • 8% The PLTW Engineering Program
  • 3% BSU
  • 2% ASB
  • 2% Link Crew

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 32 responses

  • 20% Crowded hallways
  • 20% Traffic
  • 20% Too many people
  • 16% 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 36 responses

  • 25% King high remembers program
  • 19% The school is wealthy, well educated and very nice
  • 17% PLTW classes
  • 17% PAWS program
  • 11% ASB
  • 8% The Riverside Kingsmen Band & Colorguard
  • 3% Academics and the curriculum is harder

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 32 responses

  • 28% Diverse
  • 28% Upper class economically
  • 22% Involved
  • 22% Upper middle class

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 35 responses

  • 40% We are very diverse and open
  • 34% What people do does not matter, what you do does
  • 11% Make sure you have friends with good influence.
  • 9% Work hard and don't procrastinate also have fun to
  • 3% Make every day count...seriously
  • 3% Be open and nice

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 33 responses

  • 12% I love everything about this school.
  • 82% 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.