School & Dept Directory
3125 Martin Luther King, Jr.
Albany, GA 31707
(229) 438-3504 (fax)
School Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Vontressa Childs, Principal
School Colors: Blue and Gold
Title 1 Distinguished School
School Mascot: Trojans
School Motto: "Striving for Educational Excellence"
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Elementary School is located in the southwestern suburban
area of Dougherty County in a rustic setting. River Road
Elementary was the first name of this great school. In the
early 1980's the school was renamed in honor of the renowned
civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The school
serves children in grades K-5 with two self-contained
classes of exceptional students and one resource class.
Students also have the opportunity to participate in the
Dougherty County Gifted Education program. Our mission at
Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School is to provide an
educational program that will inspire all students to: excel academically;
achieve the necessary skills to become a productive
individual in a global society; and achieve independence in problem-solving and critical
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Elementary offers students a comprehensive educational
program as mandated by the Georgia Department of Education
and the Dougherty County Board of Education. Academic
offerings are in the areas of Reading, Language Arts, Math,
Social Studies, Science, Health, Physical Education, Art
Education, Music Education, and Character Education. Other
educational programs added to enhance our curriculum are:
Reading Intervention, Early Intervention Program (EIP),
Reading First, Choosing Healthy Activities and Methods
Promoting Safety (CHAMPS), A+ Learning, Family Life, Computer
Lab and Science Lab. Our school offers an after school
remedial education program tailored to meet the needs of
students who scored below the minimum level of proficiency on
standardized tests. Our Exceptional Students
programs also cater to the needs of our special needs
Dr. Lane Price
Rev. James C. Bush
Partners in Excellence
Albany Management Information Services
American Legion Post 512
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
Englewood Nursing Home
Healthy Kids Wellness Center
Mount Hebron Baptist Church
Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church
Southgate Neighborhood Watch
Dougherty County School System
200 Pine Ave., Albany, GA 31701
Copyright © 1998-2013. All rights reserved.
The statements set forth in this website
are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as the
basis of a contract between the Dougherty County School System and any
individual. While every effort will be made to insure accuracy of the
material stated herein, Dougherty County School System reserves the right
to change any provision listed in this website without notice to any individual.
The Dougherty County School System is an Equal Opportunity Employer
and does not discriminate on the basis of color, race, national origin, age, sex, religion, or disability.