Learning for All … All for Learning
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School, one of six elementary schools in Urbana School District #116, is located in northwest Urbana in the King Park neighborhood. Our students come from over 50 countries and speak more than 40 languages. The multicultural, multilingual nature of the school population provides a rich learning environment for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School students. The presence in the building of teachers from other countries makes it possible to provide instruction in a language other than English to most students.
|Address:||1108 W. Fairview
Urbana, IL 61801
|School Hours:||8:10 a.m. – 3 p.m.|
Our mission at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary is to help our students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to make responsible life choices and positive contributions in a diverse society. In collaboration with home and community, we will respond to the needs of every child, ensuring that each child can and will learn.
We envision a school in which staff:
- Work together in collaborative teams
- Provide a positive atmosphere conducive to student learning
- Seek and implement effective strategies for improving student achievement on a continuing basis
- Embrace and respect cultural differences and individual learning styles
We envision a school in which students:
- Take responsibility for their learning
- Respect themselves and others
We envision a school in which families:
- Support school-wide expectations
- Ensure students arrive ready to learn
- Play an active role in the education of their child by working collaboratively and positively with staff to maximize their child’s learning
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School is a Professional Learning Community
We continue to build our Professional Learning Community , which positively impacts our teachers, students, and parents. All grade level PLC teams collaborate regularly to develop SMART goals, norms, and action plans to best improve student learning.
We challenge ourselves through our mission and vision to answer these four questions:
- What should students know and be able to do?
- How will we know that students are learning?
- How do we respond when students do not learn?
- How do we respond when students learn more?