School Details

King K-8 School

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

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 238 students 10 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

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About this school

King K-8 School is a public middle school in Boston. The principal of King K-8 School is Ruby Ababio-Fernandez. 238 students go to King K-8 School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 84% of the 238 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at King K-8 School is 10:1. Berea SDA Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance


  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Martial arts self defense
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 69% 38%
Hispanic 25% 38%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
Multiracial 2% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 13%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84% 74%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

    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!

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a great school all faculty is ready and willing to help.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
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  • Parent involvement


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