The mission of James School is to ensure that all children will increase academic achievement through the implementation of research based teaching methodologies, the use of standard based instruction and the integration of 21st century technology.

Mary Bachkora
Mary Bachkora, Principal
5810 Scarritt Ave.
Kansas City, Missouri 64123
Bell Times: 
8:10 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.

School News

  • Last day for students is May 21

    The last day of the 2014-2015 school year for students will be Thursday, May 21. This will be a full day and students will be released at their school's normal bell time.

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  • Enroll Your Child Today In Our 2015 Summer Experience

    When schools are out for the summer, it’s important for families to select fun, safe, healthy and educational activities for their children. We offer extensive summer learning opportunities for students throughout Kansas City Public Schools. Here you’ll find resources to help keep your child engaged, active and learning all summer long.

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    Eco Elvis visited with the students at James to teach them about the different components of the Recycling Program. The students recycled trays and other items during lunch. This launch program is in full effect.

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    Students in the fourth grade learned about the process of composting and how it effects the earth. Ms. Patience guided the students in making posters to show their knowledge about composting.

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    Students and their families participated in a Family Fun Night during a SAC Meeting. Cindy Hackney, District Coordinator for Math, brought activities that involved Math and Reading. There was food,activities and fun.

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    We are seeing great improvement in attendance! Thank you for getting your children to school! Rewards for good attendance: Monthly Drawings: 100% attendance for the month: 2-$25.00 gift cards. 95% attendance for the month 2-$10.00 gift cards. End of month celebration for March - Balloon Animals and/or movie and popcorn. Class Awards - The class with the best attendance for the week/month and highest number of students with 95% attendance or better will earn a celebration.

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    Homework is an important part of school. In order for students to be successful, make sure that students have a place and scheduled time for completing their homework each evening.

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KCPS Headlines

  • Parents' Right to Know

    Kansas City Public Schools receive federal funds for Title I. As a parent of a student in a Title I school, and in accordance with the ESEA Section 1111(h) (6) PARENTS RIGHT-TO-KNOW, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers who instruct your child. Federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child’s classroom teachers, and requires the school to give you this information in a timely manner.

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