• school About James Elementary School

    James Elementary is located at 5810 Scarritt in the Northeast area. James Elementary School is over a century old and is deeply rooted in tradition. Many former James students still reside in Kansas City and often, when former students come to town to visit, they stop by the school. James School is focused on high academic achievement and outfitted with the latest 21st Century Technological classroom tools to bring interactive lessons to life. To further advance the technological age, James school is a part of the 1to1Initiative in which every student received a laptop for usage in the classroom. James has over 15 active partnerships with local civic business and agencies. To that end, every child will visit a college in the 2015-2016 school year as they aim high towards attending college in their future. Taking Our Knowledge Straight to College is in its fourth consecutive year.

    Contact Information
    (816) 418 - 3700
  • 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.