Brighton Elementary School was renamed Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School at a renaming ceremony held at the school. The ceremony was attended by 400 people, including students.
In keeping with the desire to recognize Martin Luther King Jr. and his accomplishments, the Seattle School District chose to rename Brighton Elementary. The original Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School was closed by the school district in 2006. The closure happened despite protests and lawsuits from the community. ♦