Award Year: 2021

Martin Luther King Elementary School

3800 Waldenwood Drive
Ann Arbor, MI, 48105-3007

(734) 994-1940

Mrs. Mary Cooper Ed.S., Principal at time of Nomination

Ms. Koren Clinkscale Ed.S., Current Principal

Ann Arbor Public School District

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Mission

Our mission is to build a 21st-century learning community where all members are encouraged to do their personal best in a safe environment where we nurture respectful, responsible and caring citizens of the world.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 6%
  • White: 33%
  • Asian: 42%
  • Two or more races: 19%
Application
Children learn through fun team building exercises in physical education.

Children learn through fun team building exercises in physical education.

Located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School serves 525 students in grades young fives through fifth grade. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School exemplifies the vision of the Ann Arbor Public Schools, "Every Child, Every Day" by providing students with equitable opportunities for learning and growing. Our focus is on building a learning community where students can be prepared for global opportunities. Everyone within our community is encouraged to do their personal best in a safe environment where we nurture respectful, responsible, and caring citizens of the world.

King Elementary School prides itself on offering numerous authentic learning opportunities to help expand students' horizons. As an example, Chinese is a world language offered to King students beginning at third grade. Also, our staff has implemented Project Lead The Way as an engaging, hands-on tool that empowers students to develop knowledge and skills that they need to thrive. In addition, our students have the opportunity to experience a wide range of fine arts such as music, art, library, physical education, and humanities.

The King student body is incredibly diverse with families from more than twenty different countries and more than thirty-five languages. The diversity in our community strengthens our learning and social experiences. Staff and students love sharing in rich learning experiences that are often centered around the uniqueness of our community. The love of learning instilled in our students forms a solid foundation for future academic and social success.