This school has severe bullying issues. I was bullied by these eighth graders who didn't really know much. The kids there were really mean and didn't care about you. This is a really horrible school for children. I would recommend Vista Magnet Middle School. The kids are nice and so are the teachers.
I was severely bullied at this school, 6th-8th grade. Don't send your kids here unless you want them to get hurt while school staff idly does nothing about it, even when it's reported. They'll just give 'em a slap on the wrist with detention. The teachers are only there for a paycheck, not to educate. Wish I had gone to Jefferson.
This school sucks it may be better than jefferson but acctually... at mlk you will not get friends unless ur hot. at jefferson theres a gang but any person will be happy to be ur friend there :0 so this school sucks
I am a 8th grader here at LK. This school is a regular middle school. Not perfect but not horrible. So far people complain about the disipline at this school. As a student, I realize that (becaues of budgit cuts throughout Cali') teachers are getting pink slips making classes big with more kids.( up to 35) So, one teacher can't control that many kids while teaching them. Think of your own kid(s) times 25. Do you think you could keep up. They do have a detention plan and it is strict. This school is safe and well managed. There is a lot of parent volinteer opertunites. Some electives are Leadership, Art, Band, Orchristra, Chours, Avid, Yearbook, and more. The teachers are nice and try to personally bond with each student that walks through their door. Lunch is O.K. They plan opptions for everyone. There is also a student store were you can buy school supplies, snacks, and other things throughout the year. There are no lockers, but PE has lockers for evry student to but there pe clothes and shoes in. The PE gym is high tech. It looks like a real gym. I personally recomend MLK for any student.
This school is good. But I see that the reviews for this school have stopped ever since Bob Rowe(previous principal) left the school. I wasn't at this school when he was there but is it really worse? My only bad comment is that some of the teachers don't look like they are trying to really teach the students. Just get good scores and get it over with. -Submitted by 7th grade student.
Fantastic group of teachers. The administration is the best in the district. We will miss Bob Rowe, but he has done a wonderful job making this the best middle school in Oceanside.
So relieved that this school is in Oceanside! Principal Rowe and the staff have created an uplifting and challenging academic environment for the students. Test scores are going up up! The atmosphere is upbeat and impressive every time I'm there. Its a melting pot of kids and that has been great proof that its the administration, the students, and the parents that make a great school! Keep up the good work MLK!
So far so good with the teachers, my son was shuffled around because the classes were over crowded but thats okay. The security however is another thing they need to lay off of the poor attitudes.
What a great school! My son has excelled in academic and social interactions. They highly welcome parent involvement. Mr. Rowe and his staff are nothing short of awesome! My family will miss them when my son goes off to high school next year.
MLKing and the Oceanside School District is poorly managed and top heavy with highly paid administrators. The middle schools received the highest level of staff cuts and class sizes will now average 40 to a classroom. The school board cut aide time and gave out hundreds of pink slips. Don't be fooled by online reveiws. The district has now cut all bussing for all students except special needs. This district is going down hill fast.
MLK is a fantastic school. Principal Rowe and his staff have done a great job in bringing up grades, as well as test scores. All kids get a double block of English and those weak in Math get double blocked also. Students have to maintain above a 2.0 GPA or go to Saturday school. It is harder to fail at MLK than to succeed. Most certainly, the support system is there to ensure kids are doing what they are supposed to. Parents can check on their kid's grades and homework daily through the school loop system. Annette Tucker
I love mlk!!!!! It is the best school in California!!!! I love all the teachers and i love mr. rowe the principle. He is dedicated to our school and he belives in working hard and playing hard!!! I LOVE MLK!!!!!
My son went to school at MLK his first year of jr. high but I had to pull him out early due to bullying issues. Administrators failed to work with us, instead chose to ignore the problem. We are much happier at Jefferson. The staff there is fantastic, proactive instead of covering up problems.
We are thrilled with the choice to send our kids to MLK! Lincoln was an option, but we could not ignore all the negative feedback, so we chose MLK. Principal Rowe is outstanding and such a motivating factor. The teachers are upbeat, engaging, and fair. So refreshing to see it be 'cool' to be an excellent student. MLK is a school to be very proud of!
I go to this school and it is a great school. I say its a great school because my grades have been doing better than my elementary school grade! That's why I think this is a great school.
this school rocks! its a really fun place ro learn, and the teachers are great... Mr. Rowe, the principal, is the best... he truley devotes his pride and love to our school! GO MLK LIONS!
This is my 3rd year at Martin Luther KIng Jr. Middle School and i have just 1 word to describe it ,phenomenal! I was assigned to go to Jefferson Middle School but my mother switched me last minute. I came into 6th grade not knowing anyone, but the atmostphere and all of the teachers amd students helped me ajust perfectly! There are so many things about KING MS that I love. If I had to pick one thing, it would be that care and dedication that ALL of the teachers have. To them your not just another student, they bond with you and by the end of the year, you feel like they made a differnce in your life, and they think that you made a difference in theirs. Thank you Mr.Rowe and the teachers that have definatly changed the way I feel about school!
I'm very happy with the discipline and leadership that Mr. Rowe is providing for the King students.
The principal and teachers are wonderful. My daughter now does her homework without me nagging because she doesn't want to go to detention. Mr Rowe is just what this school (and every school for that matter) needs. He makes sure everyone follows the rules or faces the consequences. The kids like and respect him. He really enforces his 'work hard, play hard' motto.
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