No rating

GreatSchools Rating

King K-8 School

Public | K-8

Student diversity

Looks like we have no information about the race or ethnicity of the student body.


Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
No new ratings
No new ratings
Based on 1 rating
No new ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

3 reviews of this school

Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted March 27, 2012

I wrote a negative review about this school on this page and some how it was deleted. Parents DO NOT SEND YOUR KIDS TO THIS PLACE OF HORROR. I have so much I can share with any parent who's considering this school. I can provide you with proof that the principal and the assistant principal are not there to better your child but merrily for a paycheck. No passion about teaching. I don't even want to get in to the danger u would be subjecting your child to if they attend this school. If you love your child don't send them to MLK, especially while Bolt is still the principal. Call me if your considering this school 617-968-3173. I have nothing to hide.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 19, 2010

This is such an amazing school. The staff are loving and helpful, the principal is strict but in a good way. All of the students are well behaved, they have a wonderful music and theatre program, an excellent afterschool program and my children absolutely love school! My kids have never been that excited to go to school everyday until they started at the king which is now a k-8. My daughter attends k-2 and my son is in 2nd grade. The staff at the king are doing a great job in keeping the kids motivated on what is most important in life which is an education!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 1, 2007

This is a great school, all faculty is ready and willing to help.
—Submitted by a former student

Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

Oops! We currently do not have any test score information for this school. Public and charter school test scores for most states come from the state Department of Education. The most common reasons we might not have this data are either that not enough students took the test or that the school was recently opened, and its scores have not yet been reported.

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.


Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

Unfortunately, this school doesn't have sufficient data to generate an academic rating.

Oops! We currently do not have any student information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

This school has not yet provided program information.

Help other families

Millions of families turn to GreatSchools for help with their
school search. You can help these families by providing
a few details about this school.

Administrators & teachers: Let your school shine!

Help your school shine online by adding program highlights, photos and more on GreatSchools! Get started »

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
  • {{date}}
Export calendar
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

77 Lawrence Ave.
Dorchester, MA 02121
Phone: (617) 635-8212


Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »


Add this school to compare

Nearby schools

King K-8
Dorchester, MA

Quincy E Dickerman
Roxbury, MA

ELC - East Zone
Dorchester, MA