In 1973, King Middle School became the first school in the nation to be named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Nestled between the Grant Park and Summerhill neighbourhoods, the school recently underwent a $16 million renovation and is currently an International Baccalaureate candidate school in its second year of what is typically a three-year process.
In keeping with the values of Dr. King, King Middle strives to prepare students for a globally competitive environment while fostering the principles of responsibility, service, respect, compassion, and international mindedness with a challenging academic framework. As part of the IB curriculum, students have a selection of:
- Connections (two per semester) that include Art, Band, Dance, Orchestra,Theater, Health, PE, Swimming, and Career and Technology Education (CATE).
- Spanish or Chinese (everyday core classes beginning in the 2018-2019 year).
- Academic clubs such as Student Government, Math Club, Debate, Robotics, and Toastmaster Gavel Club.
- Growing fine arts department, including a Dance Troupe, Theater Troupe, Band amd Orchestra.
- Competitive sports teams including Football, Boys and Girls Basketball, Softball, Baseball, Boys and Girls Soccer, Boys and Girls Track and Field, and Cheerleading.
- Non-competitive sports such as Cycling, Kickball and Swimming.
- Mentorship programs with community partners like Emory University, Atlanta University Center, Georgia State University, and community volunteers.
In addition to our recently renovated building, King Middle has new track and field facilities. baseball/Softball field facilities, and an upgraded Olympic size swimming pool.
King Middle School is committed to empowering students with the confidence, social skills and intellectual capacity required to successfully thrive and compete in the global marketplace.
Our children represent our hopes and dreams for the future, and they deserve the best education we can give them. We believe every student has the potential to succeed, and we are dedicated to making a difference in children's lives by encouraging them to open their minds to learning, discovery and achievement.