Welcome to Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Academy (PK-8)

Welcome to Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Academy. It is our pleasure to partner with our neighborhood community to educate and serve your scholars. Our excellent and dedicated team of educators is committed to academic achievement and social growth while instilling the values of hard work, service to others, and personal leadership in our scholars. 

If you are interested in joining our MLK family and want additional information, please contact us at 616-819-2600. 

Principal
Harvey Crawley

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Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Academy

645 Logan St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 616-819-2600
Fax: 616-819-2596
Harvey Crawley
Principal
Cinque Moody
Dean of Students
Karan Perras
Head Secretary

School Hours

Breakfast 8:10 a.m.
Start Time 8:30 a.m.
Dismissal 3:26 p.m.
Half Day Dismissal 11:40 a.m. 

At MLK, we are family. 

Located in southeast Grand Rapids, Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Academy features state-of-the-art classrooms, collaborative learning spaces, and a beautiful Library/Media Center. 

We have an outstanding, dedicated team of educators and support staff who care for each scholar, their families, and each other. 

Offering a safe and secure environment, we strive to ensure that all scholars have an enriching and engaging learning experience. By encouraging growth academically, behaviorally, and socially, we allow our scholars the opportunity to thrive as learners and as citizens. We celebrate this growth and success throughout the year. 

We have incorporated distance learning for years and are poised to be a leader in the district as a blended model of new technologies and old practices, giving our students the best of both worlds. Our 1-to-1 student technology device approach ensures that every student has the opportunity to learn inside and outside the classroom.

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