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K-5
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Providence, RI
Students enrolled: 592

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35 Camp St
Providence, RI 02906

(401) 456-9398
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October 24, 2011
I am very glad that I had a chance to transfer my son to this school. He has learned so much from his teacher and I appreciate ask the time they out into their students.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2011
I have had kids at King for 6 years and will have kids there for another 6 and am gratified that this is the school with which my kids have a long term relationship. They are learning and thriving. Teachers give them enrichment and advanced work when they need it and extra support when they're struggling. Their peers are wonderful. We're all proud to be part of the MLK community. My oldest is heading off to middle school next year and he's well-prepared and ready to tackle new challenges, thanks to the teaching and learning that happened at King. Please visit and check it out - see for yourself!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating January 25, 2010
Having done my research on all the top schools in Providence, I am very pleased with the education that my son is receiving at MLK. Certainly there could be more extracurricular activities, but in terms of curriculum, they are top notch. It is a welcoming environment, diverse and a true gem on the East Side. The teachers are wonderful, and truly dedicated to positively affecting the lives of our children. Kudos.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 10, 2009
Martin Luther King is a wonderful school. My girls have been attending since pre-school and have had great teachers. They love their school, their teachers and the many friends they have made along the way. My son cannot wait to start pre-school at King so he can be a part of it as well. As for the new principal and staff are definitely doing a great job. Everyone is very friendly, helpful and organized. Nurse Wittles is the best. Looking forward to another great year. Keep up the great work everyone. I hope we win!!! :)

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2009
This is a diverse school that provides the highest quality of academics while maintaining an atmosphere of peace. It's wonderful!

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 26, 2009
This school has a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment for higher education whose staff is very knowledgeable and approachable. Both of my daughters enjoy attending MLK.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 25, 2009
I'm happy that my son attends MLK, is a very organized school. I feel that he is safe, and is getting the approriate education. There is always a friendly environment around MLK school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2009
MLK is like a second home to my two kids. The teachers and the staff are all so familiar to them now. They also enjoy helping out in our amazing school garden.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2009
The staff is extremely helpful and organized! MLK provides a very nurturing environment for the children.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2009
Excellent administration, attention to detail, efficient, organized and professional office staff (Ms. Nancy is AWESOME!)

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
The commitment, the level of understanding and listening and the smiles just make you feel welcome. We had originally considered having our grandson attend a charter school but after him becoming involved with MLK we are happy we chose him to attend the wonderful school

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
The first thing that struck me as I awaited the start of my first PTO meeting at my daughter s school was the noise. There were so many parents talking, planning and organizing within the four cinderblock walls of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. elementary school cafeteria that their collective voices were almost deafening. The din was generated by the large number of parents from all around the city. We came from a diverse collection of races, ethnicities, and socio-economic backgrounds to advocate for our school. This amount of involvement creates a great school community, and the children see their parents working together with educators to accomplish challenging goals. This school community is good for the city, as well. Seeing other parents and school friends at the store, the park, and the local Y gives us opportunities to brainstorm ideas for the school, and extend them into the city public areas. We help the city; we help the kids, and the kids benefit. What could be better?

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
The teachers are very caring, and have always responded promptly to any of my concerns as a parent.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
Good teachers and leadership.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
My daughter and I are grateful to have been a part of the King family! We loved the way the school encouraged parents and families to be participants in the educational process!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
i love this school the teachers are great

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
King has always been known for its committed, enthusiastic faculty and talented student body. My classmates came from both ends of the socioeconomic spectrum, but everybody wanted to learn and do their best. Growing up with an interest in education policy, my experiences at King have given me hope and the knowledge that there is a bright future for public education in America.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 17, 2009
KING has a blend of all cultures and makes sure that the students understand the differences found in everyone.

- submitted by a community member
September 16, 2009
It's like a family. Everyone looks out for each others children. The teachers are caring and concerned. My children love going to school here!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
It's Diverse and highly recommended! MLK Rocks!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Hooray for a wonderful school with a really diverse student body! This is our neighborhood school, and it's great to attend your neighborhood school for a sense of community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
MLK is a great school! Good teachers and an active community supporting it. I couldn't ask for more for my children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
MLK is wonderful! The PTO is active and the administration is fantastic! My children love their classrooms and the other special activities.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
it is a wonderful community and a caring nurturing environment for our children

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
This school is great because the school environment is warm and friendly. There is a real community feeling. I feel like my children are cared about by the school and because of that they are thriving.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
The teachers could not be better at setting high standards for their students- and the community is great. Everyone is supportive and nurturing, while expecting excellence!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
My son is a 5th grader and he has had excellent teachers every year.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
i love mlk because it has provided a great experience for two of my spirited grandchildren

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 16, 2009
I attended MLK for elementary school years ago and had an amazing experience. It was a diverse and enriching experience for all of us and many of my greatest friends are from my days at MLK Jr. Elementary School. The administration and PTO at this school will undoubtedly do a wonderful and responsible job at putting this money to good use for all of the students in the MLK community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
The teachers, administrators and parents create a community for learning that supports our kids in their journey of discovery.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
May 08, 2006
I was very reluctant to send my son to Martin Luther King Jr, until someone I know whose child attends school there recommended that I see it first hand. I was pleasantly surprised by the tour of the school. I enrolled my son in kindergarten and was very pleased with the level of care and education he received. The principal, his teacher, the PTO, the bus service, the lunches (and free breakfasts), etc are all excellent. He has had a great year. He is reading and writing, doing math, enjoying gym, recess, music, and art. His maturity level has increased as a result of being around so many different types of children and learning styles. The school dept. has been very respectful of our choice not to immunize our child, and the nurse calls us promptly with any news if my child has any difficulties while at school.

- submitted by a parent
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Martin Luther King El. School
35 Camp St, Providence, RI  02906
(401) 456-9398
Last modified Martin Luther King El. School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Martin Luther King El. School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top