• Mrs. Kimberly VanDuren, Principal                       Kimberly VanDuren      

    Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,

    Welcome to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary Website.  We are thrilled about the 2020-2021 academic year.  Although we are starting the year with remote learning, I eagerly await the day we all return to the building.  We all miss our MLK students and families.   


    Despite this different approach to the start of the school year, we still have a lot of great activities and events planned.  Be sure to check out our monthly calendars and newsletters to stay up to date on all MLK information.  Our students and staff work hard every day and student achievement continues to rise.  


    It is my goal to provide each child at MLK a safe and pleasant school environment and to work with each child as he or she develops academically, socially and emotionally throughout these crucial elementary school years.  Please be sure to reach out to your child’s teacher, other MLK staff, or myself with any questions or concerns you may have.  Children benefit greatly when parents and school staff communicate and collaborate, especially during remote and hybrid learning.  We all have a common goal – for your child to be successful at school.  On behalf of the staff and faculty of MLK, I thank you for your support.  We are honored that you choose to send your child to MLK.    


    I look forward to seeing you at our events throughout the year! 




    Kimberly VanDuren

    Utica City School District

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary

    211 Square Street Utica, NY 13501

    Phone: 315-368-6720

    Fax: 315-792-0051


    Moving Forward…Together