• About Our School

    King Elementary MLK Quote

    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 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.

    Develop a life-long love of learning

    Every day, our goal is to provide a culture where students can develop a life-long love of learning. As a one-to-one school, every student at King has his/her own technology device, allowing teachers to use innovative teaching opportunities to bring lessons to life.

    Activities to make school fun and challenging

    Community partnerships are very important at King. Organizations support our school by providing volunteers who assist every day with programs and activities to help make school both fun and challenging to all of our students.

    Programs and Activities Include:

    • Free Before & After School Care
    • Mentoring Programs
    • DARE
    • Junior Achievement
    • Boy Scouts
    • Girl Scouts
    • Chess
    • Basketball
    • Ballet
    • Friends of Alvin Ailey Program
    • LINC

    Meet Our Principal

    King Principal Jarius Jones Jarius Jones 

    A Kansas City, Kansas native and 17-year veteran educator, Jarius Jones is serving as the Principal of Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School in the Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS). Prior to transitioning into his current role, Jarius served as a Vice Principal at Northeast High School in the Kansas City Public Schools in the 2016-2017 school year. 




    King Community Partners

    From 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. Lead to Read’s mission is to help kids in first through fourth grades improve their basic reading skills by reading one-on-one with a trusted, caring adult from the community. Once a week for 30 minutes, readers and kids experience the love of reading and learning by reading engaging books in their elementary school classroom.