King Elementary

King Elementary
3706 Maple Street
Omaha, NE 68111-3195

Phone: (402) 457-5723
Fax: (402) 457-4932


Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 5th Class/Individual Picture Day
Thursday, April 5th Reading/History Family Night with the PANCAKE MAN 5:30-7:00p.m.
Wednesday, April 11th Goal/Book Buddy Day
Friday, April 13th No School-Teacher Planning Work Day
State Testing (NSCAS) April 16-27th-Please make sure your child gets plenty of sleep!
Wednesday, May 2nd Goal Buddy Celebration
Friday, May 4th No School- Professional Development Day
Tuesday, May 15 Cox Kids Day at T.D. Ameritrade Park
Thursday, May 17th BBQ Family Lunch
Thursday, May 17th Science Fair 5:30-7:00
Friday, May 18th Field Day
Friday, May 25th Awards Assembly at 10:00 a.m.-Last Day of School

GOLD Award Winning School!!

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

Home of the Cubs!

Breakfast starts at 8:35a.m. School starts at 8:50a.m. We want our students to be on time, all day and everyday!! School ends at 4:05p.m.

King Cubs In The Spotlight

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















decrease by 5%


Professional Development Focus Areas:     
 1.  Gradual Release of Instruction
 2.   Engagement Strategies- Kagan
 3.   Math
 4.  Spalding (Phonemic Awareness, Reading, Writing)