Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Positive Learning Community is a vibrant learning community that celebrates the diversity of its students in grades Pre-K through 8. At King PLC we believe that all students and staff have the ability to learn from one another. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School is a positive learning community with high academic expectations for all students, where cultural diversity is celebrated, and the key to student success is parent and community participation.

We believe that providing a safe and nurturing environment where children and adults are respected, appreciated, valued, and encouraged to develop creates a sense of belonging and a lifelong love for learning. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Positive Learning Community is proud to be an anchor of the Blue Hills Community.
Grades Served : PK4 - 8
Type : Elementary
Zone : Zone 1
After School Programs : After school hours will be shared with parents during orientation.
Special Features and Highlights
Our points of pride at Martin Luther King Elementary are our annual science fair, monthly student-run positive behavior assemblies, and our end-of-year Caring Tiger Parade. Our students strive to live by our Six Pillars of Character Education: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Good Citizenship. 
Students earn Tiger Dollars for demonstrating the Six Pillars to redeem at our school store.

We also feature an Early Steps program, a school-based dental clinic, tutoring programs, a family resource aide, peer mediation, and a student council. Students are encouraged to join extracurricular activities such as Choir, Chinese Club, and Safety Patrol.
What People Are Saying
Students Say : "My teachers care about me and make learning fun!"
Parents Say : "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School is a great place for children to grow and learn."
Teachers Say : "This is a place where you are supported in your professional and personal growth... where you are encouraged to reach for more from yourself and your students."
8:45 am- 3:55 pm
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Doreen Crawford
Principal Email
(860) 695-3980
25 Ridgefield Street, Hartford, CT 06112