• About Our School

    Developing tomorrow’s leaders.

    Named after a Mexican-American hero, Primitivo Garcia, Primitivo Garcia Elementary School is a diverse neighborhood school that serves students from a variety of cultures and backgrounds. We are in our second year of implementing “The Leader In Me” program. This program is based on the principles of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People developed by Steven Covey. The purpose of this grant is to develop leadership skills in all students by showing them their worth, potential and positive contributions to the school.

    Meeting the needs of all learners.

    It is the belief of Primitivo Garcia Elementary School that we are a community of learners. School is a safe place where everyone comes together to promote learning. Teachers work together as a team and serve as instructional and life mentors to our students. Families are essential partners in this relationship and this relationship is strengthened through active participation.

    Our community partners are a vital part of the school as they help to educate and meet the needs of children. Some of our partners include Mattie Rhodes, KC Hispanic News, Score One for Health, Ruiz Public Library, Tony Aguirre Community Center, KC Lead to Read, William Jewel College and The Literacy Lab. These partners offer students valuable relationships with caring adults and other opportunities that the school would not be able to provide without their support.

    Activities & programs include:

    • Free Before & After School Care (K-6)
    • Basketball
    • Kids in the Kitchen
    • Drill Team
    • Art
    • Gardening
    • Lead to Read
    • Literacy Lab
    • Mattie Rhodes partner
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    Online Enrollment

    Enrollment will be online only - applications cannot be submitted at schools. Enroll by visiting www.enrollkc.org. Kiosks will be available at the Board of Education (BOE) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Technical support will be available at the BOE and by calling (816) 418-7888.

  • 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 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:

    Required documents to enroll in Kindergarten – 12th Grade:
    (Kindergarten must be 5 years old by September 1, 2020)

    1. Birth Certificate
    2. Student's current immunization record
    3. Parent/guardian photo ID (Proof of guardianship, if required)
    4. Previous school records – transcript, behavior, attendance (grades 1st – 6th)
    5. Two proofs of residency (See “Acceptable Proofs of Residency” list below)
      • One from each column

    Documents to in enroll for Pre-Kindergarten:
    (Pre-Kindergarten must be 3 years old by September 1, 2020)

    1. Enrollment application
    2. Student's verification of birth (Birth Certificate)
    3. Student's current immunization record
    4. Parent/guardian photo ID (Proof of guardianship, if required)
    5. Two proofs of residency.
    6. Proof of income:
      • Two current pay stubs
      • Current TANF award letter
      • Current SSI verification
      • Unemployment letter
      • Current 1040A tax form with W-2's, (employer letter on company letterhead, notarized letter from employer)
      • Child support letter

    ACCEPTABLE PROOFS OF RESIDENCY

    (one from each column)

    PROOF OF RESIDENCE #1

    • Current utility bill: electric, water or gas. (Disconnect or shutoff notices will not be accepted. Bills must be within the last 30 days)
    • Valid Property Deed
    • Current Real Estate Tax Receipt
    • Mortgage Statement/Bill
    • Signed Residential Lease Agreement
    • Residency Affidavit – Must be notarized (fine at kcpublicschools.org or Office of Admissions 2901 Troost)

    PROOF OF RESIDENCE #2

    • Personal Property Tax Receipt (Past year)
    • Homeowner’s/Rental Insurance Policy (Current year)
    • Social Services, Social Security Statement, or Other Legal/Court Documents
    • Pay stub/Pay check (within 30 days)
    • Bank statement (within 30 days)
           • 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 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.