This is a great school. The principal is friendly, but is not the students' "friend." He has high standards for behavior and academic achievement. He is very supportive of the staff and sets a great tone for the school overall. This school is open to ALL kinds of students. It is the most diverse school that I have ever been to. Students are accepted for who they are and this school really lives up to the ideals of Martin Luther King, Jr. The school has recently changed its name to King Arts because of its emphasis on the integration of arts into the curriculum. It has an arts program that exceeds the scope of many schools today including: music, theater, dance, visual arts, and media arts. It is hoping to develop an Edible School Garden which will round out a "culinary arts" experience. If you are looking for a public education that meets the ideals of a good education for ALL students, the type of education that our democracy was founded on, then this is the place !
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.
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.
What a great group of teachers, parents and kids! We feel lucky to be at KL.
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.
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.
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!
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.
We've got wonderful arts programs thanks to a very active PTA and very caring teachers.
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.
Extremely diverse, good teachers, very active and intelligent parents, good arts programs, very promising, new principal with strong experience.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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