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Original Gladstone School
About Gladstone Elementary 
Gladstone School is located in the historic Northeast part of Kansas City, Missouri. The old school was established in 1915. It was demolished in 1988 to make way for the new Gladstone School. The newer building was built on the foundation of the original school, and thus has a long history as a neighborhood school.
 
Graduation Left Side Graduation Right side  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The new building was built as a dual-themed magnet school. One side was built to accommodate Math and Science themes, while the other side focused on the Visual and Performing Arts. 

The Front View
The current status as a neighborhood school benefits from the beautiful auditorium and dance studio, as well as a computer lab.
 
The school day begins at 8:10am and ends at 3:20pm.
Breakfast is served from 7:45am to 8:10am.
Early release days (half-days), dismissal is at 11:40 am.
 
Gladstone School has a strong ELL program and a classroom for New Americans. The school is the official site of the Kansas City Public Schools Deaf and Hard of Hearing elementary program.
 
Each Fall, the school partners with community organizations to help host the annual Cliffhanger Walk/Run. Cliff Drive was designated as a State Scenic Byway on June 2, 2000. It winds 4.27 miles from The Paseo and Independence Avenue, through Indian Mound on Gladstone Boulevard, just one block from Gladstone Elementary. 
 
Contact Information
(816) 418 - 3950 
 

Neighborhood School Frequently Asked Questions 

 
Q:   Who is eligible to attend school in the Kansas City Public Schools?
A:    Any student currently residing within the boundaries of Kansas City Public Schools.
 
Q:   How do I know which Neighborhood School my child will attend?
A:    Use the "Find Your School" service. If you need clarification, you may call the Student Support & Community Services Office at 816-418-7505, or any of the Neighborhood Schools.
 
Q:   What is the age requirement for my child to enter Kindergarten?
A:   Your child must be 5 years of age before August 1.*
*Updated 4/18/13
 
Q:   Is my child eligible for transportation?
A:   Students who live 1.5 miles or more from their Comprehensive Community School are eligible for transportation. Some restrictions apply. A handbook containing more detailed transportation information is available here
 
Q:   What documents do I need to submit if I am new to the district?
A:   • A birth certificate or other official verification of birth
       • Child's current up-to-date immunization record
       • Proof of current residence (Current utility bill: electric, water, gas, home phone, cable, lease or mortgage agreement)
         If the parent or guardian is not the head of household, please use this document to prove residence.
       • Parent/guardian photo ID (Proof of Guardianship, if required)
       • Discipline records from previous school*
       • Grades/transcripts from previous school*
        *A request for records form is included in the school application packet
 
Q:   Will I be allowed to enroll my child in KCPS without having an up-to-date immunization record on file?
A:   No: Missouri law (RSMo 167.181) requires all children show proof of adequate immunizations. 
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