PROFICIENCY 16% 59% lower than state average
School Rankings
  • Ranked #7 of 13 in Alisal Union
  • Ranked #32 of 54 in Salinas
  • Ranked #7705 of 10298 in California
Proficiency Averages
17%Alisal Union

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Academy is a school servicing grades KG to 6 and is located in the district of "Alisal Union" in Salinas, CA. There are a total of 563 students and 20 teachers at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Academy, for a student to teacher ratio of 29 to 1. There are a total of 524 free lunch students and 7 reduced lunch students.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Academy has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 15.5%, which is 59% lower than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio29:1
Free lunch524
Reduced lunch7


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Academy, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

High Schooln/a

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Academy race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 0.0% 1.5% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 0.7% 0.5% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 0.0% 1.8% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 99.3% 95.3% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.0% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.3% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.0% 0.5% 3.1% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

Jesse G. Sanchez Elementary9%0.1Salinas, CA
Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary18%0.6Salinas, CA
Fremont Elementary13%0.7Salinas, CA
Alisal Community12%0.7Salinas, CA
Cesar E. Chavez Elementary13%0.7Salinas, CA
La Paz Middle School19%0.7Salinas, CA
Frank Paul Elementary19%0.8Salinas, CA
El Sausal Middle School16%0.9Salinas, CA
Alisal High27%0.9Salinas, CA
Los Padres Elementary20%1.1Salinas, CA
Tiburcio Vasquez Elementary14%1.2Salinas, CA
Oscar F. Loya Elementary17%1.2Salinas, CA

Salinas demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)6,60323291
Median age30.136.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)48%52%55%
Speak English30%56%79%
Speak Spanish65%29%13%

Education level achieved in Salinas

Completed 8th grade59.7%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school56.2%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college37.3%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree20.2%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors12.2%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters3.8%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.0%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.6%1.3%
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