About Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary

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    Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School lies at the heart of the West End community, and our community is the strength of our school.

    At Martin Luther King, Jr. we believe in and promote The MLK Way: Intelligence, Character, Perseverance.
    • Intelligence: Our children read, learn and solve problems.
    • Character: Our children are good people who do good things.
    • Perseverance: When our children face challenges, they don’t give up. They push through their challenges.

    These core beliefs form the centerpiece of our 
    mission to provide a stimulating environment that empowers each student to develop both academic and social skills.

  • Connecting the Past & the Future

    Built in 1951, the school was originally known as 32nd Avenue Elementary School. In 1985, then principal Louise Crawford led a city-wide initiative to rename the school in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The school’s current building is scheduled for demolition in the summer of 2018, and a new structure will be erected in its place.

  • Technology Oriented

    The school offers a state of the art learning environment with Internet access in all classrooms, four prototype classrooms and three computer labs. Most classrooms have four computers, tablets, or iPads for student use. Teachers incorporate technology into daily instruction with the use of Promethean boards and e-beams.

  • Focus on Literacy

    In coordination with the TCS Reading Before Third Grade initiative, we have emphasized reading before 3rd grade. Our efforts are supported by the Book Buddies pilot program, a generous donation from the Tuscaloosa Rotary Club, and coordinated instruction by our highly qualified teachers and volunteers. A variety of educational programs provide students with a wealth of opportunities to excel and achieve.

  • Community Partnerships

    The school is supported by several community organizations. The following partnerships provide instructional and material support: B.F. Goodrich, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Beulah Baptist Church , First United Methodist Church, The LINKS, Optimist Club, and the Watch Dads Of Great Students.

Contact

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School
    205-759-3619
    3834 21st St.
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401

  • KEY FACTS

    • 464 STUDENTS IN PRE-K - 5TH
      GRADE
    • 68 DEDICATED TEACHERS AND
      STAFF
    • TWO NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFIED
      TEACHERS
    • FOUR PROTOTYPE CLASSROOMS