Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School No. 9
Start Time 7:30 a.m.
Dismissal Time 2:00 p.m.Grade Level PreK-6
Community Site Coordinator
Shirley J.A. Green
What Every Family Should Know
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr PS # 9 is a community school. Faculty and staff provide a comprehensive elementary program with a focus on personalized learning for Pre-K to Sixth grade children in English and Spanish. As part of the 21st Century School Afterschool program, we provide our students an expanded day program. We offer student choices in academic, athletic, social emotional, and enrichment programs In addition, our community school department also offers parents opportunities for active and meaningful engagement in their children’s education, work force development, and financial literacy programs. Finally, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of two schools in New York State that exited from Receivership to Good Standing Accountability.
Uniforms Required YesForeign Languages SpanishEnglish Language Learners YesHonors/Enrichment Classes YesEarly Literacy Program YesChorus YesBand/Orchestra YesInstrumental Music Lessons YesSports YesStep Teams NoExtended/Expanded Day NoSaturday School YesOn-Site After-School Care Trenton and Pamela Jackson R-Center and BADEN provides 21st Century virtualSummer Programs TBDBusiness/College/Faith Partnerships Rochester General Hospital School Based Health Center, Baden Street Settlement Center, Heels of Greatness, Catholic Family Services, Hillside Family Agencies, Boys Scout of America, Girls Scouts of America Nazareth College, Brockport College, Monroe Community College, St. Paul Episcopal Church Network: Adopt-A-Classroom, God’s Vision Ministry, Crossway Assembly of God, and Iglesia de Dios El Alfarero Divino
- The Blossoming Reading program supports English Language Learners by developing literacy in the student’s first language while also teaching English. The faculty utilizes various teaching models to accelerate core academic skill development in the student’s native language as well as English, so that students can advance and participate in dual language or English classes.
- The STEM program offers opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It incorporates technology and engineering into the regular curriculum. The program teaches independent innovation and allows students to explore greater depths of all subjects by utilizing the skills learned.
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. connects directly to the Trenton and Pamela Rec-Center, so students and families may participate in the City of Rochester programs that promote swimming, boxing, healthy living, education, creativity, self-discovery and positive relationships.