• About Our School

    troost

    Teaching outside the box.

    At Troost Elementary School, our teachers, administrators and staff strive to provide the best culture and environment each day for every student and their parents. As one of KCPS’ neighborhood schools, we work diligently to provide academic assistance for every student in our school.

    Troost teachers and staff think outside the box to find innovative and unique ways to support student needs. Plus, our staff parent assistance on how to encourage their child’s school career. Parents are invited to participate whenever possible – volunteer, help within the classroom, join on field trips, eat lunch with their child, work on class projects, etc. In turn, Troost staff build long-term bonds with students over the years, and parents trust the staff.

    Partnering with the community for success.

    From mentoring programs to one-on-one initiatives, field trips and more, at Troost, we continually search for innovative ways to help our students succeed. Part of that success is through key partnerships, programs and services.

    Each week, our partner, Lead to Read organizes business partners and community volunteers to provide a one-on-one reader on Thursday for kindergarten through third grade students.

    Through a partnership with Scholastic, Troost students receive 10 new books throughout the school year to create their own home library. As a Positive Behavior Initiative School, teachers and staff help students achieve success in social, emotional and academic areas. By focusing on constructive reinforcement and eliminating punishment, we can proactively encourage positive student behaviors.

    Activities & programs include:

    • Free Before & After School Care
    • Mentoring Programs
    • National Elementary Honor Society
    • Junior Achievement
    • Boy Scouts
    • Girl Scouts
    • Chess
    • Basketball
    • LINC
    • My Very Own Library
    • Literacy Lab
    • Huddle Up School
    • Positive Behavior Initiative School
     

    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 Educaiton (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.