Back to Search Results

Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School

favorite_border favorite

Quick facts

children icon
Grades Served 9th -12th
enrollment icon
Enrollment 1077 Students
type of school icon
Type Of School DPSCD
start time icon
Start/End Time 8:00 am - 3:20 pm
Before/After care icon
Before/After Care No/No
uniform icon
Uniform Yes
Wait list icon
Accepting New Students No arrow_downward See below
Student/Teacher ratio icon
Student/Teacher Ratio 35:1

Application Required

How to Apply

Points of pride

We offer three examination programs within the school: Mathematics, Science and Technology; Center for International Studies; and Commerce and College Preparatory Liberal Arts. King is also the first high school designed and certified as a green energy building with gold certification.


school leader
Dr. Deborah Jenkins

Dr. Deborah Jenkins, a native Detroiter, is passionate about Detroit students receiving a quality education. Currently principal of Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School, she has served as an educator for more than thirty years. Principal Jenkins leveraged her leadership experience and knowledge of organizational structures to transform four schools. Prior to being a principal, her unique mathematics teaching style and creativity helped shape the lives of many students. As an adjunct professor, she nurtured and supported many adult students, many who are now educators, to reach numerous victories and accomplishments.

Location & Contact

Distance from Entered Location Enter location
3200 E. Lafayette
Detroit, MI
Get Directions
Phone Number +13134947373
Social Media
Bell Times

08:00 am - 03:20 pm


Yes, Transportation is Provided

Students may show their DPSCD issued student ID to ride DDOT free of charge Monday - Friday between the hours of 6:00am - 10:00pm. For more details please see or call the school. Transportation provided for exceptional education students according to their IEP. For more details, please contact the Office of Exceptional Students Parents at Frederick Douglass Academy South Wing at 2001 W. Warren Suite 166, Detroit, MI 48208-2216 or call (313) 748-6499.

Commute Time

Public Transportation

To see available transit times enter your location below.

No Walk Data No Walk Data
No Drive Data No Drive Data
No Transit Data No Transit Data


Enrollment Details
Enrollment 1077
Accepting New Students?


Application Required Yes
Application Priorities
Enrollment Instructions

To enroll in one of the District's examination high schools, students must first be accepted through an application process, including an examination. Once accepted, parents/guardians must submit completed enrollment forms and required documentation to enroll. Please visit for more information or call 313-873-6346.

Academics & Activities


High School students' coursework is based on a rigorous core curriculum of required courses in the main content areas of English Language Arts (4 credits), Mathematics (4 credits), Science (3 credits), and Social Studies (3 credits) as well as Physical Education and Health (1 credit), World Languages (2 credits), Visual, Performing, and Applied Arts (1 credit), and an out-of-class learning experience. In addition, students have access to a broad range of electives from Business Law to Digital Music and Editing, advanced coursework like AP Calculus AB and Chemistry, as well as career and technical education programs and opportunities to take college-level courses for college credit. Annually, the District publishes a course catalog of Board approved courses.

Support Programs

Top Activities

Football, Band, Dance, Vocal, Basketball, Swimming, MSAT and CISC Pathways

Top Activities
Leadership and Mentoring
Student Government
Debate and Speech
Spoken word/Poetry

Academic Offerings

Academic Offerings
Math interventionist
Reading interventionist
Honors classes
Honors society
Dual Enrollment
Foreign Languages
Field Trips
Career/Industry Certifications
AP Classes


Is there a parent advisory council?


DPSCD schools offer a variety of initiatives to support parents and increase parent involvement. This includes Parent-Teach Home Visits and Parent Teacher Associations that ensure that teachers and parents are working together to advocate for our schools and children. DPSCD’s Parent Academy also provides FREE classes for District and non-District parents that equip them with tools and skills to build capacity and confidence to support students academically, socially, and emotionally.