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Evanston, IL
Students enrolled: 534

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2424 Lake Street
Evanston, IL 60201

(847) 859-8500
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Map of M L King Jr Lab Experimental School address.
April 26, 2014
We're so pleased to be a part of the King Arts community! Principal Brown and the teachers at our school are all very involved, committed and caring. We love the various arts programs and couldn't be happier here!

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2014
We've been at King Arts for the past 3 years. Most of the teachers are very good. The principal, Dr. Brown, is amazing. There is a strong PTA. If you get involved you'll soon get to know many of the staff, administration and other parents. We love the fine arts and literary focus. My 2nd grader just performed in the 2nd grade musical Willy Wonka Jr. All of the fine arts teachers are top notch.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
Martin Luther King JR Lab School has now been renamed Martin Luther King Jr. Literary & Fine Arts School -- but, it is still the same great school. This public school is a model for others in the area. With a very diverse population, this school meets the needs of all. Whether a student has special educational needs, physical disabilities, or is a student with average to above-average or "gifted" abilities, this school works with every parent and each student. I have had an affiliation with or taught within many fine schools -- MLK junior teaches academics, builds upon creativity, and emphasizes cooperation and character building to each child that enters here. If all public schools sought to meet these standards, our school systems and citizenry would not be in such a state of turmoil. Kudos to MLK jr Literary and Fine Arts School in Evanston, Illinois.

- submitted by a teacher
August 12, 2012
My children are getting a very good education. They are in a diverse school setting and learning respect for all people. The teachers & staff are great! The principal,(Dr. Brown) is fantastic!!! KL is meeting all of my children's needs. I feel very lucky to be able to send my children to King Lab.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2010
In our two years at King Lab, we've been extremely happy with the school. The teachers are so involved and caring. We're lucky to have such a great, unique and diverse school.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2009
What a great group of teachers, parents and kids! We feel lucky to be at KL.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 23, 2009
The teachers are excellent and I am looking forward to sending all my boys to King Lab and having as many different teachers as possible. That way I can get to know most of the faculty.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2009
The arts program is amazing! Having kindergarteners through 8th grade in one building is a great asset to both the primary age and the middle school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
The teachers & families are wonderful. Everyone pitches in to make the school as good as it can be. The PTA goes out of their way to ensure that we keep art and music in the curriculum. We are so happy to be a part of this community!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
Kids are very smart, kind and well-behaved. Great teachers!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
I love that my kids are so excited to go to school everyday. King Lab has the most wonderful and dedicated teachers. I love the focus on fine arts and technology which affords the students opportunities that they would otherwise not have. The school is a close-knit community that respects the diversity of each family.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
We've got wonderful arts programs thanks to a very active PTA and very caring teachers.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
It is a magnet school with a great mix of cultures from all over the city. The teachers are very capable and caring. There arts programs are awesome.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
Extremely diverse, good teachers, very active and intelligent parents, good arts programs, very promising, new principal with strong experience.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2009
King Lab has been deteriorating for years. It can't get and keep principals for more than a couple of years and the constant turnover has taken its toll. Staff morale is down, there is no consistency in extracurricular activities offered, and no follow-thru on district initiatives. The fact that, in general, D65 has a weak middle school curriculum doesn't help. It may be fine for elementary school but it's a K-8 school.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 28, 2008
the only reason why people think king lab is out of control is because some people that go there are out of control but that doesn't make the school a bad place , you cant judge the school based on what you heard thats not right.

- submitted by a student
October 29, 2007
My son has been going to King Lab for 9 years. It has seen it's problems as far as discipline and coming and goings of the Principals and assistant Principals, but for the past 2 years since Mr. Rodgers has taken over and the assistant principal there have been so many major changes for the positive! It is under control, they have a hall monitor who keeps the kids out of the halls and in class, the discipline for miss behaving has come full circle and they do not have the problems that they use to. I have found that the teachers are excellent! They spend the time making sure you are up to date with your child's progress or not and try to find ways of rectifying any given situation. I would recommend this school highly!

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2007
This school has seen better days, and I believe that the administration has been a major part of it's downfall. The school is slipping out of control, and I no longer believe that it is any longer the best place to send your child in Evanston.

- submitted by a former student
April 17, 2006
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- submitted by a administrator
April 09, 2006
Great school. Great teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2005
This is the first year my son has been here and although they tout parent involvement as something very important, I don't get that feeling. His teacher doesn't seem all that concerned about getting information out to me.

- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2004
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- submitted by a staff
November 13, 2004
King Lab is an extroadinary school. This school has fantastic teachers that really teach your children well. The assistant principal is the best, but the principal stinks. I should know because I go to this school and I am in the 8th grade. I've been at this school since kindergarten. If this school had different principal, this would be the best school in the country. Be a good parent and send your kids to KL!

- submitted by a student
May 30, 2004
I love going to King Lab. I'm glad I get to go to such a great school. The teachers are good. There are plenty of activities 4 your child to do. If you decide to send your child here, you won't regret it.

- submitted by a student
March 20, 2004
My children have had an extraordinary experience at king lab. The teachers and parents are united and dedicated. King lab has a wonderful arts program and an outstanding middle school math and science program. My oldest now attends the high school and has consistently had all honors classes in her first two years there. My youngest has had a solid experience as well. I really look forward to his middle school experience. King lab is devoted to providing the best inclusive environment for special needs kids.There is wonderful diversity that serves the kids and families well in preparing for high school and beyond. All of this at a public school that gets no extra funds! Thanks to a wonderful principal and assistant principal, pta and students, this is a school that works.

- submitted by a parent

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M L King Jr Lab Experimental School
2424 Lake Street, Evanston, IL  60201
(847) 859-8500
Last modified M L King Jr Lab Experimental School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
M L King Jr Lab Experimental School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top