About King

Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School is one of three public middle schools in Berkeley, CA serving students in grades 6 through 8. At Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, teachers, staff, and families work together to create a very dynamic learning community where every child is known and supported. This partnership results in high academic standards and equally high teacher morale. Teachers challenge their students with rigorous, creative and relevant projects throughout the year. There are many opportunities for students to explore and develop new interests in and out of the classroom.

The spacious King campus provides ample room for student activity. A baseball field, pool, tennis courts, and quarter-mile track are on campus, as well as King’s nationally renowned Edible Schoolyard, founded and supported by Chez Panisse founder Alice Waters. King students work with a Schoolyard staff that includes a gardener, administrator and chef and study plant cultivation as a science and learn to regard the earth as a friend. The new dining commons, completed in August 2008, has further enhanced the idea that nutrition and health are important aspects of the education of every student.

For more information on King, please view Principal Janet Levenson’s 2014 Back to School Night presentation

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