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I’m a new parent. How can I make sure I’m in the loop?
Make sure you’re signed up to receive our email newsletter. Newsletter sign-up here. Like Friends of King on Facebook and follow us on Instagram. Come to a Friends of King meeting if you can.

When is the next meeting of Friends of King?
Our meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of the month and will be posted on our calendar.  If there are any changes to that time, you will be notified both on this website and in the newsletter. Please plan on joining us! Your thoughts, ideas and volunteering are important to us!

When is the first day of school in the fall?
First day of Instruction for 2019-20 school year is Tuesday, August 20th. 

How do I get to school?
If possible, don’t drive! Too many vehicles coming to school at once creates a dangerous situation for the hundreds of students who do walk. Consider choosing a drop-off point a few blocks from school, taking transit, or walking or biking to school.

There are some GREAT places that open early where you can meet up with friends, and for parents to get coffee or breakfast near T.S. King.  To name just a few:

  • 7-11 on Virgil & Santa Monica
  • Lyric Theater Cafe at Hyperion & Lyric
  • Cafe Vita on Sunset Drive & Hillhurst
  • Dinosaur Coffee on Sunset Blvd. at Sunset Junction
  • Go Get ‘Em Tiger on Hollywood Blvd.
  • and at 8 a.m., you will beat the line at Sqirl!

What programs does Friends of King support with their fundraising efforts?

  • Beautification
  • Computer technology
  • Classroom materials
  • Field trips
  • PE equipment
  • Campus cleanup
  • After school programs
  • Edible garden
  • Teacher appreciation
  • Special student events

I’m interested in getting more involved. What volunteer opportunities are available?
We would LOVE to have you! Click here to find out more.

What are the after school options at King?
L.A.C.E.R. offers a free program on a lottery basis. You can also visit the L.A.C.E.R. website for more detailed information:

Join L.A.C.E.R. on Facebook:

Where can I find a school calendar and cafeteria menus?
The official, LAUSD school website,, has important contact information, school and district calendars, lunch menus and many other useful resources and updates.

I have questions about LAUSD policy towards immigration status.
Please refer to the We Are One site on the LAUSD site.

I have questions about enrollment, academics or curriculum.
Please contact the school.

Thomas Starr King Middle School
4201 Fountain Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029

Phone: (323) 644-6700
Fax: (323)-913-3594