Enroll in Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary
About Our SchoolAt Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School, we love our students! Our teachers, administrators and staff strive to provide the best culture and environment each day for every student and his/her parents.
Teachers work to engage students and offer support to parents by sharing about how to encourage their child’s school career. Parents are invited to participate whenever possible – volunteer, help within the classroom, join on field trips, eat lunch with their child, work on class projects, etc. In turn, King staff build long-term bonds with students over the years, and parents trust the staff.
As one of KCPS’ neighborhood schools, we offer a variety of different programs and services to help both the student and his/her family. As a trauma-sensitive school, our ultimate goal is that all students feel safe, welcome and supported.
Neighborhood School Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: Who is eligible to attend school in the Kansas City Public Schools?A: Any student currently residing within the boundaries of Kansas City Public Schools.Q: How do I know which Neighborhood School my child will attend?A: Use the "Find Your School" service. If you need clarification, you may call the Student Support & Community Services Office at 816-418-7505, or any of the Neighborhood Schools.Q: What is the age requirement for my child to enter Kindergarten?A: Your child must be 5 years of age before August 1.*
*Updated 4/18/13Q: Is my child eligible for transportation?A: Students who live 1.5 miles or more from their Comprehensive Community School are eligible for transportation. Some restrictions apply. A handbook containing more detailed transportation information is available here.Q: What documents do I need to submit if I am new to the district?A: • A birth certificate or other official verification of birth• Child's current up-to-date immunization record• Proof of current residence (Current utility bill: electric, water, gas, home phone, cable, lease or mortgage agreement)
If the parent or guardian is not the head of household, please use this document to prove residence.• Parent/guardian photo ID (Proof of Guardianship, if required)• Discipline records from previous school*• Grades/transcripts from previous school**A request for records form is included in the school application packetQ: Will I be allowed to enroll my child in KCPS without having an up-to-date immunization record on file?A: No: Missouri law (RSMo 167.181) requires all children show proof of adequate immunizations.