Martin Luther King, Jr. & Lafayette Elementary

Roma Groves-Waters, Executive Principal


Press Releases

  • MBK Rising! Mural Launch

    MBK Rising! Mural Launch

    "Dedicated to bringing art back into the STEM model, MLK Elementary School Principal Ms. Groves joined forces with the talented and experienced mural artist Andre “Natty Rebel” Jones and AHC Executive Director Amana Harris to add some life back into the school atmosphere."

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  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary - A STEM School with a Community Focus

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary - A STEM School with a Community Focus

    “It takes all of us,” says Principal Roma Groves, who’s made it her mission to deepen the connection between the school, its parents, and the neighborhood. Since she became principal in 2009, Groves has embraced the community and its partners as key to her school’s success.

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    The John Lee Hooker Foundation is proud to bring the MLK Elementary School on board as their first school in their quest to keep the Blues alive and viable for future generations.

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The Obama Foundation visted Martin Luther King Jr., Elementary, for a day of service on February 18, 2019. Click the video below to learn more!

Contact Us

  •  Martin Luther King Jr. Campus

    960 10th Street,

    Oakland, CA 94607

    Phone: 510-874-3381

    Fax: 510-874-3388


    Lafayette Campus

    991 14th Street, Building F

    Oakland, CA 94607

    Phone: 510-874-7774

    Fax: 510-874-7265