Our Principal


    Dear Lions,

    As the proud Principal of Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, it is my pleasure to work with over 1,400 students and over 100 staff members to ensure a positive and rewarding experience for your student. Our family of Lions takes pride in academic and social experiences that challenge every student to grow past their potential every day.  Our classes are built on the premise of rigor and support, both of which are upheld on a daily basis by our talented staff that ensures our student's academic success. 

    This year, the students and staff of King Middle School will work towards a transition to the Common Core State Standards as well as strengthening our commitment to our Lion Core Values; Kindness, Integrity, Never Giving Up and Generosity. Our teachers believe that teaching above and beyond the standards helps build well-rounded students who are prepared for success in high school and beyond. We are proud of our commitment to academics and we work tirelessly to create the safest and most welcoming learning environment for all students. Our staff is always available to meet and discuss school issues or the individual progress of any student with parents, guardians, and the students themselves.

    To make the school year the best for you and your student please support King Middle School in any way you can. Consider becoming a bigger part of the King Family by joining our Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO).  I implore you to not only be involved with our school, but to become an extension of it because education is an all-inclusive effort.  I wholeheartedly believe in the phrase “all for learning, and learning for all.” Abiding by this philosophy, we can work together as a community to not only raise achievement levels, but also to provide more opportunities for activities that enrich our student’s experiences here at King. 

    We Are All Lions!

    Principal Greg Smedley 

  • Greg and Heidi

    Greg Smedley
    (760) 901- 8800

    Heidi Barker
    (760) 901- 8800
    Assistant Principal