King Elementary

King Elementary
3706 Maple Street
Omaha, NE 68111-3195

Phone: (531) 299-1720
Fax: (402) 457-4932


Upcoming Events

Due to COVID-19, all upcoming school related events are cancelled until further notice. Stay safe and healthy.

GOLD Award Winning School!!

Welcome to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary Website.  

Home of the Cubs!

Grab-N-Go breakfast starts at 8:30a.m. The school day begins at 8:50a.m. and dismisses at 4:05p.m. 

We want our students to be on time, all day and everyday!! 

A Message to Our King Cubs!

Dear King Cubs,

We miss you so much! We hope you're all staying safe and healthy! During this school shutdown due to COVID-19, your King teachers and staff are still working hard to meet your needs. We're not in physically in school, but we're always learning! Wash your hands, practice social distancing, and read every day! We will all be together again soon!

- King Staff

King Values                  King Beliefs                                                                  

*Love    *Teamwork             *We believe ALL children can learn.

*Dedication *Respect           *We believe that change is a process, not an event.

*Growth  *Patience               *We believe that we will improve with patience and dedication.

                                               *We believe that everyone is important and respected at King.


Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School is nestled in a northeast Omaha neighborhood located near 38th and Maple. The school was built in 1973 and named after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. making it the first OPS school to be named after a prominent African-American.

Before King Elementary became the school we know today, it spent much of its life fulfilling many other roles in the neighborhood. First, it was a Junior High, then it became a Ninth Grade Center. Several years later, it became a Science Magnet Center. In 1988, Clifton Hill Elementary, located 8 blocks to the west of King, closed and the students and staff moved to King. As a result, King turned into a Primary Center, servicing students from Pre-Kindergarten to Third Grade up until May of 1999. When OPS returned to neighborhood schools during the 1999-2000 school year, King Primary Center became King Elementary and is now the used by the local Pre-Kindergarten through Sixth Grade students.

King Elementary is well known throughout the community for providing a good, sound education for all of our students. We emphasize the fact that we are an academy school. Many of our former students are now achieving honor status and community accomplishments in their various other schools.

Our recognition at King Elementary comes on a daily basis provided by our satisfied clientele. Our school is working toward providing a multitude of special events involving our families, such as make-and-take workshops, drug fairs, family suppers, etc. Our goal is to help parents get involved in their children's education.


King School Improvement Plan

King Elementary Behavior Matrix


All Settings






  • Give every speaker/guest FIVE (w/ body basics)
  • Respond with “yes ma’am/sir” or “no ma’am/sir”

  • Voice Level 0
  • Respect property
  • Model a 5 line (line basics)
  • Voice Level 2
  • Respect personal space
  • Chew with your mouth closed
  • Clean up after yourself
  • Voice: Silent
  • Voice Level 4
  • Play fairly
  • Being a good sport


  • Use kind and encouraging   words
  • Treat others the way you want to be treated

  • Smile and greet nonverbally
  • Open doors for others
  • Pick up fallen displayed work
  • Say “please and thank you” when being served
  • Include others
  • Give everyone their privacy
  • Wait your turn
  • Include others
  • Taking turns


  • Follow directions
  • Keep hands, feet, and other objects to yourself
  • Do what’s right, even when out of sight
  • Keep clean floors and lockers
  • Go directly to your destination
  • Walk
  • “Quiet 5”
  • Clean up after yourself
  • Use utensils appropriately
  • Walking feet
  • Clean or report spills immediately
  • Stay seated
  • Flush and turn water off
  • Wash hands with soap and water
  • Feet remain on the floor
  • Keep water in sink
  • Take care of equipment
  • Use equipment safely
  • Never give up