• school About Hartman Elementary

    John T. Hartman became a part of the Kansas City Missouri School District with the annexation of the Ruhl-Hartman District in 1947. The school was named in honor of a Presbyterian Missionary whose name had been associated closely with the community. The Rev. John T. Hartman, a Sabbath School Missionary, helped organize several churches here in the first quarter of the century. Neighbors said that John T. Hartman would pitch a tent in a neighborhood and hold Sunday school meetings from which an organized church would develop. In this way, he is credited with founding the former Prospect Avenue Presbyterian church, the Covenant Presbyterian Church, and the Trinity Presbyterian Church.
    In 1986, John T. Hartman School became John T. Hartman Investigative Learning Magnet (Hartman). In the reconstruction of the Kansas City Missouri School District, beginning in the fall of 1998, Hartman remained a magnet school of choice.
    During the 2002-2003 year Hartman Investigative Learning Magnet joined the Missouri Accelerated Schools Program and became an accelerated school. Before returning to a neighborhood school in 2009, Hartman was a school of choice having made AYP 4 years in a row. Parent perceptions of Hartman Elementary School have been very positive. The integrity of Hartman Elementary School is being maintained through the active involvement of parents, staff and community in the teaching and learning process.
    Contact Information
    (816) 418 - 1750 
  • 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.