77 out of 10GreatSchools

Martin Luther King Middle School

Berkeley, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades 6-8
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  • Enrollment: 989


Martin Luther King Middle School
1781 Rose Street
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 644-6280
Martin Luther King Middle School is located in Berkeley, CA and serves grades 6-8.It received a GreatSchool rating of 7 out of 10
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Reviews7 Reviews

As a student, I enjoy the school.
My daughter is enjoying King, and i believe that King staff and faculty work hard to make sure the school environment is healthy, productive, and conducive of learning and social growth for each child. The place is full of pre-teens, tweens, and new teenagers, so there may be a bit of drama and angst, but for the most part I see that parents are actively engaged, staff are well-trained and prepared to deal with any on-campus problems, and students are smart and self-aware. My daughter loves her teachers -- even those that challenge her -- and has made lots of friends from each and every part of Berkeley. I am concerned about the difference between the global rating King has received for the entire school's test scores and the low-income rating -- I do want all children to do well at this school, and if this means that low-income students are doing less well then all other students, then the school community (faculty, staff, families, school and parent leaders) has to work together to figure out how/why they are not being adequately reached where they are to bring them up to parity with all the other students' performance. I want King to be exemplary for all students. My daughter's experience with King is that it is a fine school that offers a great, thorough, rigorous education to its students -- I want that for everyone here, but just the kids that are more well-off.
MLKMS is wonderful. Teacheres respect students. Students respect teachers. Probably I would say Martin Luther King is the best school the whole of Berkeley. The Cons ( bad things ) I would say is If like you live in El Cerrito or anywhere else you might have a hard time getting your child in. Because what I have heard is that you have to live in Berkeley to go to this school.
Very good academic program and teachers and staff who care about the kids and their community.
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