A variety of specialty classes help to provide students with a well- rounded curriculum. All students have weekly classes in music, art and physical education. There is a weekly enrichment program for all K-2 students and a Gifted / Talented program for 3rd - 5th grade students. There are opportunities for students to perform in music programs, to enter artwork competitions and participate in physical fitness opportunities, such as the Diabetes Walk.

    King offers a variety of extracurricular activities and clubs to provide students opportunities for social interaction.

    • Chess
    • MLK Reads 
    • Cheerleaders
    • Basketball
    • Jazz Band
    • Orchestra
    • EAST
    • After School CARE

    We have a full time nurse, a full time Library Media Specialist, and a half time counselor. 

    History: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Interdistrict Magnet Elementary School was built in 1993. The school was named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The philosophy and expectations of the school are based on Dr. King's principles of life. The school has also adopted the city Park that is adjacent to the playground.

    King is located in the heart of downtown Little Rock. From I-630, take exit 2B. We are one block east of Arkansas Children's Hospital and two blocks south of the State Capitol.


    White, light blue, navy, light yellow shirts with collar. Sweaters: navy or white button down. Sweatshirts: navy or gold plain (PTA may offer an inexpensive option with a school logo).

    Partners in Education:

    • 2nd Baptist Church
    • AR Children's Hospital
    • Bank of the Ozarks
    • Mount Zion Baptist Church
    • Arkansas Baptist College
    • Parkview Rehab
    • Office of Governor Asa Hutchinson