About Our School
Creating a caring, collaborative learning environment.
John T. Hartman Elementary is best known for its outstanding culture. With a caring, nurturing staff, extensive community partnership and generous parent involvement, Hartman Elementary is built on the desire to develop the whole student.
The main focuses at Hartman are attendance, attitude and achievement. By providing a solid foundation, students quickly learn how to be competitive and grow naturally into their love of learning.
GIVING STUDENTS A VOICE
Throughout the year, the principal hosts town hall meetings where students are empowered to raise their voice and become a part of the solution.
School leadership understands that a well-cultivated school, along with those special teachers that inspire their students, will result in students who not only want to learn, but will naturally become top scholars.
As one of KCPS’ neighborhood schools, we offer a variety of different programs and services to help both the student and his/her family.
- Free Pre-K Program
- Free Before & After School Care (K-6)
- Free Breakfast & Lunch
- Drama Club
- Newspaper Club
- Hartman GEMS
- Hartman GENTS
- Boy Scouts
- Girl Scouts
- New Outdoor Classroom
- Upper Room Summer School
Neighborhood School Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: 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 Office of Admissions 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 September 1.Q: Is my child eligible for transportation?A: Students who live 0.5 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• Two proofs 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 the previous school*• Grades/transcripts from the previous school**A request for records form is included in the school application packetQ: 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.