Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School

Building a Community of Learners

4906 NE 6thPortland, OR 97211Ph 503-916-6456Fx 503-916-2647

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  • Office Information

    If you need to contact the office please send us an email at: mlkjroffice@pps.net
    Or you can call our school phone line at 503-916-6456 and leave a voice mail. We will be checking the voice mail at 8:30AM, 12:00PM and 4:30 PM. We will return your phone call within 24 hours.

    Si necesita comunicarse con la oficina, envíenos un correo electrónico a: mlkjroffice@pps.net
    O puede llamar a la línea telefónica de nuestra escuela al 503-916-6456 y dejar un mensaje de voz. Revisaremos el correo de voz a las 8:30 AM, 12:00 PM y 4:30 PM. Le devolveremos su llamada telefónica dentro de las 24 horas.
  • Family Stabilization Fund

    The Dr. MLK Jr. School and Portland Covenant community created a film about the importance of encouraging students to use their voice in order to raise awareness of the Dr. MLK Jr. Elementary School Family Stabilization Fund. This fundraising grant was designed to support families from King Elementary in Portland amidst the financial crisis inflicted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. 
    Please take a moment to watch the film here:Fundraiser Video
    Our community believes that right now, it is crucial that we support students and their families so that we can continue to foster an environment where students learn to use their voices. As part of the fundraising grant, Portland Covenant will match all community donations up to $15,000, to be distributed directly to families within the King Elementary community. 
    Join the movement by visiting https://portlandcov.org/familystabilizationfund
       *In the event that we raise more funds than are needed to meet the immediate needs of the Dr. MLK Jr. community, we will potentially share these funds with our neighboring school communities.
  • 5th Grade Celebration

     Join us as we celebrate our 5th graders!!
    Live stream:  https://youtu.be/WI3uL7OfXjI 


  • 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.


    Our Mission:

    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.




    Jill Sage




District News

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  • Update on Enrollment and Program Balancing

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    Dear PPS Families,

    We want to update you on our progress on the Enrollment and Program Balancing project we have undertaken. As we have previously announced, our initial work is focused on schools in Southeast Portland in advance of the reopening of Kellogg Middle School.

  • Important Update Regarding MAP Assessments

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    Dear PPS Families,
    Whether in more typical circumstances or during our current Comprehensive Distance Learning mode, it’s important for our educators to have the best possible understanding of their students’ learning needs (this is one of the reasons we began the school year with our soft start, which prioritized student-teacher connections). One of the tools PPS uses to help teachers with that understanding is the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment. 
  • Clarifying Expectations for Middle School Instruction

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    Dear PPS Middle School Families,

    We apologize for the confusion many students and families are feeling with regard to middle school schedules and expectations for distance learning instruction. We have worked with educators and administrators throughout this week to come to a more clear understanding related to middle school learning experience, and want to make sure you know what to expect as well.

  • MAP Assessments for PPS Students: September 28-October 23

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    Dear PPS Parents and Guardians,

    As we welcome students back to the new school year, an important step for teachers is to understand your student’s most essential learning needs. To collect this valuable information, students will take Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments. The MAP assessment is a low stakes test – this means that the results are not used for grading students or for school accountability purposes. 


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