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Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School

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Basic Information
School Brochure: View brochure
School Nickname: MLK
School Phone: (860) 695-3980
Grades Served: 6-8
Type: District
Principal's Name: Dr. Doreen Crawford and Jasmin Harding (A)
Principal's Email:

At Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, we WILL:

  • Provide ALL students with equal opportunities to learn and grow at high levels of achievement.
  • Foster a nurturing environment founded on positive relationships, high self-esteem, and authentic learning experiences.
  • Use restorative approaches to repair harm and resolve conflict, establishing a safe and welcoming school community.
  • Build instructional capacity through a culture of collaboration where teachers learn and grow from each other.
  • Establish engaging, sustainable partnerships with family and community members.

At Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, the student “DREAM” is... to excel in all that they do, be respectful of self and others, be empowered leaders, be active citizens in their school and community, and be motivated scholars.

Special Features & Highlights

  • At Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, we believe in diverse perspectives, human rights and social concerns, stimulating curiosity, equitable and nondiscriminatory practice, productive educational practices, and student VOICE.
  • We are a social justice-themed middle school located in the heart of Hartford’s Blue Hills neighborhood.
  • We celebrate the diversity of our students and families and foster the belief that all stakeholders can learn from each other.
  • We are a learner-centered restorative school built on a commitment to high expectations, positive relationships, and collaboration for ALL students and adults.

ACCOLADES 2019 Hartford Middle School Athletic League Boys Basketball City Champions and 2019 Girls Basketball Team Sportsmanship Award.

CURRICULUM Common Core Standards aligned curriculum and Workshop model.

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES Home of the MLK TIGERS (middle school sports), Girls for Technology, Young Manufacturers Academy, MLK Choir.

TECHNOLOGY All students have access to classroom SMART Boards, Student Chromebooks, and Computer Lab.

Did You Know?

  • MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MIDDLE SCHOOL is housed in the newly renovated, historic 1922 building that was once home to Weaver High School.
  • A collegiate, gothic-style ARCHITECTURAL MASTERPIECE, the front entrance of the building features cast stone images of the 13 Aesop’s Fables.
  • We are proud to be an anchor of the Blue Hills neighborhood where we work together to build a COOPERATIVE LINK between home, school and the community.
Zone: 1
Before Care: no
After School: yes
After School Programs:

After school programming at MLK Middle is coordinated by community partners. Information is available at the school location.

25 Ridgefield Street, Hartford, CT 06112
Hours: 8:15 am- 3:25 pm

Khaki pants, skirts, or jumpers, white Oxford collared shirts/Polo shirts (logo optional), and green tie (optional), MLK Middle School fleece jacket (optional)

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