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500 Bilmark Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28213
Courier #: 448
P: 980-343-0698  |  F: 980-343-0700 
Principal: Jennifer Dean
LC: Beacon Learning Community
Bell Schedule: 8:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Grades: 6-8
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District: Maximize academic achievement by every student in every school.

School: Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School provides a rigorous and relevant educational experience for every child. 


District: CMS provides all students the best education available anywhere, preparing every child to lead a rich and productive life.

School: Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School cultivates a mindset of life-long learning, which strengthens every student’s ability to succeed in future endeavors.


  • Educators in our school must value working with this age group and be prepared to do so.
  • Courageous, collaborative leadership is needed at every level in the school.
  • The shared vision must guide our decisions.
  • An inviting, supportive, and safe environment must be provided.
  • High expectations for every member of our educational community are essential for growth and success.
  • Active learning is the only form of true learning.
  • Every student must have an adult advocate.
  • School initiated family and community partnerships are vital for growth.
  • The curriculum must be relevant, challenging, integrative, and exploratory.

    *Adopted from staff book study of the following:
   Erb, T. (2005). This We Believe in Action. National Middle School Association.
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