• About Our School

    king elementary

    Engaging the whole family.

    At 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 a trauma-sensitive school, our ultimate goal is that all students feel safe, welcome and supported.

    Encouraging the path to college.

    From mentoring, sports to field trips and more, at King, we offer a variety of programs and services to best serve our students and help make learning fun! Our partner, Lead to Read organizes business associates and community volunteers to provide a one-on-one reader every Tuesday and Thursday of the school year for kindergarten through third grade students each week.

    Starting in fourth grade, King students start exploring college pathways. The College for Every Student School program, from University of Missouri - Kansas City, works with students and guidance counselors to share about the road to college. Plus, King students are exposed to the arts through programs through KC Ballet and Friends of Alvin Ailey.

    Activities & programs include:

    • Free Before & After School Care
    • Mentoring Programs
    • DARE
    • Junior Achievement
    • Boy Scouts
    • Girl Scouts
    • Chess
    • Basketball
    • Ballet
    • Friends of Alvin Ailey Program
    • Huddle Up School
    • College for Every Student School