Why do so many MLK students have to move?

Martin Luther King, Jr. is currently RRPS’s largest elementary school, with enrollment near 940. This is well over the school’s intended capacity of 800 students, and especially puts a strain on shared facilities such as the cafeteria, gym, art and music classes, and playgrounds. Bringing the enrollment down at MLK will benefit both the students who will move into smaller schools and those students who remain at MLK.

In the short term, reduced enrollment at MLK will also help to facilitate construction work scheduled to begin at MLK this summer and continuing into the school year.