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Oakland Unified School District

Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School

Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School
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  TK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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  960 10th Street, Oakland, CA
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  (510) 879-2182
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AC Transit Lines 31 and 88

12th Street BART Station

Principal: Roma Groves-Waters

Network Superintendent: Leroy Gaines

Uniform: No uniform required


08:30 AM - 02:45 PM

Bell Schedule

Services & Offerings

  • African American Female Excellence (AAFE)
  • After-School Program
  • Elementary Reading Tutors


Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Elementary is a STEM school with a strong focus on engineering and physical sciences. Our goal is to give our students exposure to science in kindergarten and to build upon that exposure through fifth grade in order to continue their interest and improve their ability to produce high-quality scientific product. The purpose of STEM is for students to recognize and embrace the benefits of an education steeped in the sciences, and become readied for their career and college choices. Technology is a veritable pathway to positive lifelong access. AT MLK, we also provide students with opportunities to build and to showcase their science prowess; students are involved in myriad hands-on activities that help to build their content knowledge across the curriculum. We host the Summer Engineering Camp for Kids, sponsored by the National Association of Black Engineers. Our students will leave MLK understanding that science concepts are transferable and relatable to every subject. Through their exercises with hands-on learning, linked learning, and critical skill building they will be equipped for the future.

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