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6-8
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Berkeley, CA
Students enrolled: 960
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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1781 Rose Street
Berkeley, CA 94703

(510) 644-6280
(510) 644-8783
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May 10, 2011
MLKMS is wonderful. Teacheres respect students. Students respect teachers. Probably I would say Martin Luther King is the best school the whole of Berkeley. The Cons ( bad things ) I would say is If like you live in El Cerrito or anywhere else you might have a hard time getting your child in. Because what I have heard is that you have to live in Berkeley to go to this school.

- submitted by a community member
October 20, 2010
Very good academic program and teachers and staff who care about the kids and their community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 07, 2009
King Middle School is one of the finest public Middle Schools anywhere. It is home to the Chez Panisse Edible Schoolyard and has may other enriched programs. The teachers are outstanding and deeply committed. No chatter about avoiding one or another, which is common at other schools. Teachers and administrators are active, engaged, caring and effective. The math program is outstanding with an honors option in all grades and multiple supports for kids who are struggling. Drama is another star program. King has the great advantage of diversity among students - is about 30% Black, 30% Latino and 40% White and Asian. It is an extremely calm and friendly school, with large groups of mixed race friendships. Current principal is outstanding and parent community strong. Families move into the King district -to access this school. Lucky to have it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 23, 2009
Great School and great extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2009
I enjoy going to this school. Although at times I feel intimidated, it has great extra curricular classes. Also, i love to go to the garden and kitchen. It's always a pleasure waking up and Garden/Kitchen day is that day.

- submitted by a student
February 02, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2008
I do not enjoy being at this school at all. I feel quite uncomfortable in the atmosphere because there are so many people. I would rather go to Longfellow Middle School (also in Berkeley) because I prefer small schools and I've heard great things about it.

- submitted by a student
June 10, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating January 04, 2008
Martin Luther King Junior High School is a very good school.

- submitted by a parent
December 30, 2007
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- submitted by a community member
March 01, 2004
King's parents send their kids to school ready to learn. This gives King the advantage greatly enhancing the learning environment. The commitment of teachers and the principal is the icing on the cake. King is particularly strong in math, science, computer skills, english and history. Teachers are able to foster students interests and build upon their interest giving each individual student a great educational experience. Most noteworthy is King's music, drama, arts, and garden projects. King features a more than 100 piece orchestra and band giving musically talented youth a forum to learn and perform within. Musically talented youth who are not in orchestra or band are also sought out an given equal opportunity to render their talents. The school also benefits from lots of parent involvement as well as strong support from the local community and UC Berkeley's educational outreach programs.

- submitted by a parent
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Martin Luther King Middle School
1781 Rose Street, Berkeley, CA  94703
(510) 644-6280
Last modified Martin Luther King Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Martin Luther King Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 11 reviews. Top