• Garfield Elementary
    Garfield Elementary
    436 Prospect Ave.
    Kansas City, MO. 64124
    (816) 418-3600 

    Grades: Kindergarten through 6 grades
    A.M. bell: 8:10
    P.M. bell: 3:10

    Garfield Elementary was built in 1962 after a school with the same name at 421 Wabash Street was torn down the year before. The old school was a tall, brick building with a bell tower that had been in northern Kansas City since the late 1800s. Garfield Elementary School is a public school located in Kansas City, MO. It is part of the Kansas City Public Schools.

    Garfield Elementary is a neighborhood school that serves students in the Northeast community.  Located at 436 Prospect, Garfield has over 500 students in Kindergarten through 6th grade. It serves a very diverse community with students from more than 15 countries representing a variety of cultures. Many students receive specialized assistance through the English Language Learners program. Garfield staff teaches the curriculum as provided by KCPS. Teachers support students learning with small group instruction and practice centers. KCPS implemented the One to One initiative at Garfield during the 2014-2015 school year. Each student in grades 1 through 6 have their own laptop to use as a learning tool in the classroom. These devices remain at school at the elementary level.


    Garfield focuses on the advantages of positive behavior through the Missouri Positive Behavior Intervention Support initiative.  Students are encouraged to focus on what they do right as a means to success. PBIS is divided into three tiers. Garfield has successfully over the years implemented Tier 1 and has begun the steps of Tier 2. Garfield was presented the Bronze Award for Achievement and is working for Silver. The PBIS team meets bi-monthly to access and evaluate the program's success and student achievement.

    Garfield has partnered with Truman Medical Center Behavioral Health to transition into a Trauma Sensitive School. School personnel can then help children overcome adversity by building resiliency.
  • 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.