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Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary

Los Angeles Unified School District

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    Summer School will be here at King Jr. ES- June 26- July 25, 2023

    Student Application🕊

    La escuela de verano estará aquí en King Jr. ES- del 26 de junio al 25 de julio de 2023

    Aplicación del Estudiante 🕊

    Attendance Challenge Spanish
    Attendance Challenge Spanish

    parent portal support with mrs. Martinez, community representative IN PARENT CENTER DAILY FROM 8:30 AM-11:30 AM!  

    Parent Portal
    How to download Parent Portal
    Unified Enrollment
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    Upcoming! ¡Próximamente!
    Kindergarten Culmination

     WEEK of Monday, June 5 --Friday, June 9, 2023 is Spring Spirit Week!! ​ 

    • Please see the Spirit Week Flier for details and daily attire.
      • Monday, June 5, 2023- Staff and Students wear their favorite super hero t-shirts/ attire!
      • Tuesday, June 6, 2023- Regular Day Dismissal at 2:30 pm
        • Students and staff wear Disney themed attire like costumes, Mickey/Minnie Mouse ears, etc.!
      • ​Wednesday, June 7, 2023- Students and staff wear summer themed outfits like summer dresses, hats, Hawaiian shirts/shorts and/or summer colors.
        • 10:00 am-11:00 am- ​PALS, UTK & Kindergarten End of Year Celebrations in classrooms (Rooms: 4, 10, 11, 15 &16) 
        • 1:30- 3:00 pm- Soccer Tournament for 3rd-5th Graders (FINAL Game: M.L.King Jr. ES vs. New Heights Charter)
      • Thursday, June 8, 2023- Students and staff wear their favoirite college t-shirts to honor the 5th grade culmination today!
        • ​9:00 am- 5th grade Culmination on the main yard
      • Friday, June 9, 2023- Students and staff wear their MLK school t-shirt/sweatshirt or school colors (blue & white).   
        • Today is the last day of instruction for the 2022-23 school year!! Regular dismissal at 2:30 pm!                

    Looking Ahead in June, July & August 2023:​​​

    • Summer School will be here at King Jr. ES! From June 26- July 25, 2023! You may pick up a Summer School Application in the Main Office.
    • Tuesday, August 15, 2023- First Day of Instruction for 2023-24!

    LAUSD students are automatically assigned a Student Success Card! Todos los estudiantes de LAUSD tienen asignados una Tarjeta de Biblioteca para el Éxito Estudiantil!

    Free On Demand Tutoring
    24HR school Google Voice (323) 271-0223 
    Leave a message 24 hours a day.  During school hours (8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.) leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

    Family and Student Social Emotional Health & Wellness Resources

    Student & Family Wellness Hotline
    Wellness Centers and School-Based Health Clinics
    L.A.'s BEST
    L.A.'s Best After School Program
    Google Classroom

    Using Clever

    🕊 welcome back college bound doves !!🕊 

    parent workshops/ Academies

    Coffee with the Principal
    coffee w/ the principal  Thursday, MAY 4, 2023 9:00 AM  CAFÉ CON LA DIRECTORA Jueves, 4 de   MAYO, 2023  9:00 am



    Join Ms. Thomas, Principal, Dr. Jackson, APEIS and/or Mr. Zurita, Assistant Principal to receive District and School information in person:


    • End-of-Year Testing/SBAC
    • Student Attendance
    • Summer School
    • District/ School Updates 
    • Importance of Self Care

    2022-23 Instructional Calendar

    2023-2024 Instructional Calendar

    Martin Luther King is Part of the Manual Arts/ Vermont Square Community of Schools/"MAVS COS" 

    Community of Schools support process

    Digital Resources

    Stay informed

    About Us

    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!

    As MLKing DOVES we strive for success and will overcome all challenges together as a community!  

    We are DOVES!!  

    Diverse, Outstanding, Valiant, Excellent, & Strong! 

    Our School

    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.