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About This School

Martin Luther King, Jr Elementary School is a public elementary school in Oakland. The principal of Martin Luther King, Jr Elementary School is Roma Groves and can be contacted at roma.groves@ousd.k12.ca.us. 244 students go to Martin Luther King, Jr Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 20% of the Martin Luther King, Jr Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 75% of the 244 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Martin Luther King, Jr Elementary School is 14:1. St. Vincent's Day Home, Inc. School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 68% 35%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 6%
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 14% 37%
Unspecified 11% 6%
Asian 10% 13%
Pacific Islander 0.8% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 43395%
Filipino 0% 0.8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75% 68%
Limited English proficiency 20% 31%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    this school is wonderful because it helped my children succeed in learnig he had good grades and was a smart kids

  • (1 year ago)

    The best school in my opinion who drew my attention school principal I have all the love and appreciation of the efforts of this great lady.As for the teachers thank their efforts toward our children and all the staff.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter has been going there since she was in kindergarten and now she just graduated from the fifth grade and she was the last out of five who went there. I love Martain Luther King Jr Elementry. The new principal is outstanding.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son is in the first grade. He loves going to school everyday. He says that school is fun. He really like the science experiments he does in class. He has learned how to read and do math really well. The teachers coaches and principal work very hard to help all of the children. This is an excellent school.

  • (2 years ago)

    MLK is a wonderful school that is growing and changing! Over the past three years the school has improved in the areas of student engagement and community and parent involvement. The school has a strong teaching staff and an outstanding principal! Teachers go above and beyond to challenge students academically make learning meaningful and meet the needs of students of various learning abilities. The principal has done a wonderful job creating a school that meets the students their families and the communities needs. Some of the programs includes parent center weekly Farmers Market computer lab for students and parents on going parent workshops dental and asthma clinic Family Science and Math night book clubs health fair and the list goes on..... The school partners with many community based organizations too. As a STEM school with an engineering focus the school provides hands on learning rigor and meaningful math and science learning activities for all students. This small West Oakland school is growing and changing!

  • (2 years ago)

    Great teachers! Great Principal! Great Students! New and great things are happening at this school site!

  • (3 years ago)

    Hello! I am a student attending this school. It my be summer but the school is still open and in shape. I got a scholarship to attend the summer program from my grades. I have moved to all 50 states and in my experience this is the best school any kid could go to. ;P

  • (3 years ago)

    I was surprised at how much my son learned in just two quarters. He entered kindergarten barely spelling his name to now writing complete sentences on his own.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is one of the worst Oakland Public Schools. My son went to this school for three years. Of those three years he didn't have a teacher for two. The principal was of no help in getting a permanent teacher or assisting me the parent with the proper materials to assist my son. My son has changed schools however he was somewhat behind due to being at MLK.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is a very good school with very good teachers for first thru third grade.

  • (10 years ago)

    My son attended this school for 2 years. The desire to be a good school is there however the teaching style and results leave much to be desired. He no longer attends this school. Currently he is a 3.5 GPA student who averaged a 1.7 at MLK Jr Elementary. Help is needed.

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