Welcome to Martin Luther King Jr. School! We are a school with a strong history and a bright future. Our PK-5th grade students represent the future of this great city and we are proud to have many local partners supporting us. As an International Baccalaureate authorized school, we seek to provide inquiry based, conceptual learning for our students. Integrated arts is also at the heart of our work. These experiences serve to bring the content alive! Please visit the Integrated Arts page for more information about our partners. Finally, we are a Mandarin Immersion school, providing Mandarin language instruction in a 50/50 model. We are partnered with the Albina Head Start program where many of our students receive Mandarin instruction during their Pre-K experience.
Martin Luther King, Jr. School believes in the unlimited potential of everyone in our diverse community. We believe that a caring well-balanced student will be motivated to become a global citizen who is inspired to take action.
Portland Public Schools has adopted a detailed policy for making records available to the public.
At its July 18 meeting, the PPS Board of Education unanimously passed Resolution 5682, which approved a significant expansion of district policy for handling public records requests.
Portland Public Schools Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero has been chosen as a member of the executive committee for the Council of the Great City Schools, a nationwide organization dedicated to improvement of urban public school systems.
The school year has been over for nearly three weeks, and your student is settling into a summer routine. But the time off can harm academic gains made during the school year. A number of studies point to weeks or months of learning loss, particularly for students who were already struggling. For some the “summer slide” can snowball over time, leaving them chronically below grade level.
Portland Public Schools Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero has hired two educational leaders to play major roles in the district’s senior leadership team. Claire Hertz will serve as Deputy Superintendent for Business and Operations, and Dr. Kregg Cuellar will join the district as Chief of Schools, the district announced.