• About Our School 

    Gladstone School is located in the historic Northeast part of Kansas City, Missouri. The old school was established in 1915. It was demolished in 1988 to make way for the new Gladstone School. The newer building was built on the foundation of the original school, and thus has a long history as a neighborhood school.
    Original Gladstone School
    The new building was built as a dual-themed magnet school. One side was built to accommodate Math and Science themes, while the other side focused on the Visual and Performing Arts

    The current status as a neighborhood school benefits from the beautiful auditorium and dance studio, as well as a computer lab.
    The school day begins at 8:10am and ends at 3:20pm.
    Breakfast is served from 7:45am to 
    Early release days (half-days), dismissal is at 11:40 am.


    Gladstone School has a strong ELL program and a classroom for New Americans. The school is the official site of the Kansas City Public Schools Deaf and Hard of Hearing elementary program.
    Each Fall, the school partners with community organizations to help host the annual Cliffhanger Walk/Run. Cliff Drive was designated as a State Scenic Byway on June 2, 2000. It winds 4.27 miles from The Paseo and Independence Avenue,
    through Indian Mound on Gladstone Boulevard, just one block from Gladstone Elementary. 
  • About Our Principal 

    Dana Carter, Principal at Gladstone Elementary, KC Public Schools
    Mrs. Dana Carter, Principal 
    Gladstone Elementary School
    Kansas City Public Schools District
    Hello my name is Dana Carter.  
    I have been the principal of Gladstone Elementary for the past six years and have enjoyed every single year.  I have two children.  Their names are Andrew, who is twenty four and Jackson, who is four years old.  I love spending time with my family, exercising, and being outdoors on beautiful days.  I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Utah State University and my Master Degree in Educational Administration from Park University.  One of my favorite things about being a principal is seeing all my little kiddos smiles each and every day.  When I am feeling down I just pop my head in a classroom and immediately I smile. Gladstone is a great school and has an excellent community surrounding it.  Thank you for all of your support and know that I am always here.  
    As we like to say at Gladstone, Work Hard and Be Nice.