• About Our School

     
    Banneker Elementary
    Benjamin Banneker Elementary School is one of Kansas City Public School’s (KCPS) neighborhood schools. As a one-to-one school, every student at Banneker has their own technology device offering our teachers the flexibility to use innovative teaching opportunities.

    Banneker will implement the Extended School Year Model for the 2017-2018 school year. This will add 31 days to the end of the school, helping to decrease knowledge lost over the summer and allowing teachers an extended time to continue their lessons. School will begin in August and run through the end of July with additional breaks in the months of June and July.

    Community Partnerships are very important to our school; we have partnered with Phi Beta Sigma fraternity to greet students each morning. Volunteers from My Brother’s Keeper program, Girls on the Run, along with Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts all regularly serve within our school.
     
     
    Contact Information:
    (816) 418-1850 
  • 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.