King Elementary School

Published by jackbgarvey on Fri, 10/25/2013 - 16:35

905 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Little Rock AR 72202

Fax: 501-447-5101
Principal:< Karen Carter 
Enrollment: 619
PTA President: Gerone & Courtney Hobbs
Grade Levels: pre-K-5 

King Website: Click here

Martin Luther King offers STAR Math and Reading, computer based programs that determine math and reading levels and that reinforce skills. It also participates in Project SOAR (Student Online Achievement Reports). Project SOAR will allow your child's teachers to create tests and assignments based on Arkansas' education standards and assessments. Teachers will be able to monitor their students' progress throughout the school year.  Project SOAR will be used to establish school, grade and student-level reports that will measure student performance in the areas of math, reading and science.  The data will be used to formulate instruction and will help teachers examine what is working and not working in their classroom - therefore improving student achievement. Other featured programs are ELLA (Early Literacy Language Approach), a balanced literacy approach using reading, writing, listening and speaking to strengthen and support language skills; Thematic Units, which are closely aligned with the Arkansas Standards and Benchmarks and are used to help students make a natural connection to the learning process; Animated Literacy, a research based program that teaches sounds and specific gestures to help students "sound out" words quickly and develop the sense that “I can read;" and Accelerated Reader, a computer-based reading incentive program.

A variety of specialty classes help to provide students with a well- rounded curriculum. All students have weekly classes in music, art and physical education. There is a weekly enrichment program for all K-2 students and a Gifted / Talented program for 3rd - 5th grade students. There are opportunities for students to perform in music programs, to enter artwork competitions and participate in physical fitness opportunities, such as the Diabetes Walk.

King offers a variety of extracurricular activities and clubs to provide students opportunities for social interaction.

  • Quiz Bowl Competition between Gifted/ Talented teams
  • Chess
  • Renaissance Readers - Volunteers visit assigned classrooms weekly and read to the students.
  • Drill Team
  • Cheerleaders
  • Basketball
  • Jazz Band
  • Orchestra
  • Morning Broadcast Student Teams
  • Scouts
  • After School Care
  • Science Club

We have a full time nurse and two full time counselors. All classrooms have new computers, TV monitors and VCRs.

History: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Interdistrict Magnet Elementary School was built in 1993. The school was named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The philosophy and expectations of the school are based on Dr. King's principles of life. The school has also adopted the city Park that is adjacent to the playground.

King is located in the heart of downtown Little Rock. From I-630, take exit 2B. We are one block east of Arkansas Children's Hospital and two blocks south of the State Capitol.


White, light blue navy, light yellow shirts with collar. Sweaters: navy or white button down. Sweatshirts: navy or gold plain (PTA may offer an inexpensive option with a school logo).

Partners in Education:

  • 2nd Baptist Church
  • AR Children's Hospital
  • Bank of the Ozarks
  • Mount Zion Baptist Church
  • Arkansas Baptist College
  • Parkview Rehab
  • Office of Governor Asa Hutchinson


Attendance, Schedule, Grades, Classwork & Report Cards
Home Access Center
Web tool web-based tool that allows parents/guardians to monitor your child's attendance, schedule, grades, and classwork.  This includes access to interim progress and report cards.  Requires an Internet connection. 

Emergency School Closures
AMI - Inclement Weather Alternative Home Learning Activities