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Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary

Los Angeles Unified School District

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    Every Student, Every Day!

    A Community of Excellence


    Our Mission

    Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary will provide all students with a comprehensive and meaningful education, which is guided by the Common Core State Standards. We will foster responsible accountable behavior and character building by holding high expectations for teachers, administrators, students, parents, and the community. We will promote college and career readiness for each individual student to succeed within the bounds of their abilities and chosen educational goals. We will communicate high expectations and the belief that all students are capable of success in order to build trust and self esteem.

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    About Our School

    Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School is a naturally integrated, urban neighborhood school dedicated to nurturing the whole child. Located in the heart of Los Angeles, our school has a diverse student population in terms of ethnicity, language, socio-economic status, and learning needs. Our mission is to build a strong academic foundation, inspire life-long learning, promote an understanding and appreciation of oneself and others, and provide a safe child-centered environment.

    With its humble beginnings dating back to 1914, Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary, formerly known as Santa Barbara Elementary, has been a mainstay in the community for over 100 years! Here at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary, "Home of The Doves", we prepare our students to be college prepared and career ready. We are proud to be partners with such USC's Troy Camp, the UCLA Center X Teacher Education Program, the USC Joint Education Program. We are a School for Advanced Studies Demonstration Site which is a program designed to improve educational options and increase professional training to support our youth. With dedicated parent volunteers and staff, King, Jr. Elementary is a wonderful place to grow, learn and work!