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.
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!