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Benjamin Banneker Elementary (K-6)

Benjamin Banneker Elementary

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7050 Askew Ave
Kansas City, MO 64132
816-418-1850 Visit School Website

School Leader(s)

Dr Jimmie Bullard, Principal
  • NO Tuition
  • Availability for 2021-2022
  • Transportation provided
  • Before and After-Care Available

Quick Facts

Our Mission

Banneker Elementary School's mission is to educate students to be life long learners through high expectations, the use of technology and the ability to solve real community/world problems, as they contribute positively to society.

Points of Pride

  • As a one-to-one school, every student at Banneker has their own technology device offering their teachers the flexibility to use innovative teaching opportunities.
  • Community Partnerships are very important to their school; My Brother's Keeper, Girls on the Run and Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts regularly serve within their school.

School Hours

  • School Hours: 9:15 am - 4:15 pm
  • Before Care Hours Start: 7:00 am
  • After Care Hours End: 6:00 pm

School Details

  • Year Established: 1991
  • Total Enrollment: 417
  • Affiliation: KCPS-Neighborhood
  • School Type: KCPS-Neighborhood

Feeder Schools

  • Middle School: Central Middle School
  • High School: Southeast High School


  • Tuition: NO Tuition

Our Demographics


Receive Special Ed Services


English Language Learners

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Programs and Features

Specialized Programs

  • N/A

Arts Programs

  • N/A

Sports Programs

  • Basketball (Boys)
  • Basketball (Girls)

Clubs + Activities

  • Robotics
  • Student Government

Family Engagement

  • Evening Family Events
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Schoolwide Volunteers
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Application Process

Application Details

Although many schools have application deadlines, most continue to accept applications for available seats on an ongoing basis.

  • Enrollment Open: Ongoing. More information is available here.
  • Residence: Students must live within the KCPS boundaries.

How to Apply

Students are guaranteed a seat at their KCPS neighborhood school.

Submit applications online or in person at the Board of Education building, 2901 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64109. Applications CANNOT be submitted at the school.

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Student Performance

Standardized Test Results



Why It Matters

Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests are scored (or graded) according to four achievement levels: Below Basic, Basic, Proficient, and Advanced. The number shown here is the percentage of students who scored Proficient or Advanced. When comparing scores between years, please remember that the test Missouri gives has changed several times.

Please note that private schools are not required to participate in these exams.

In 2019, the average English score in Missouri was 48.7%; the average Math score was 41.9%, source

Attendance Rate 90/90


Why It Matters

Schools strive to have at least 90% of their students achieve a 90% attendance rate because kids learn best when they’re in school.

In 2019, 87.3% of Missouri students were in attendance at least 90% of the time, source.

Third Grade Reading Scores


Why It Matters

Third grade is the important time when kids switch from learning to read to reading to learn and is an important benchmark for a student’s educational development.

In 2019, the average 3rd grade reading score in Missouri was 48.7%, source

Student Growth

English Language Arts


Why It Matters

This data determines if individual students, compared to their peers, are making achievement gains over time in English Language Arts.

There are three categories possible: Floor (minimum), On Track (doing just fine), and Exceeding (outperforming their peers).



Why It Matters

This data determines if individual students, compared to their peers, are making achievement gains over time in Mathematics.

There are three categories possible: Floor (minimum), On Track (doing just fine), and Exceeding (outperforming their peers).

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Parent Perspective


Tray Nguyen, Benjamin Banneker Parent

My child is currently enrolled in the 2nd grade at Benjamin Banneker Elementary School in Kansas City Public Schools. Our family chose to come to Banneker because his father is the new administrator at the school and we want to be a part of the community he serves and grew up in as a child. The school has an excellent teaching and administration staff. His 2nd grade teacher is phenomenal and remarkable. She challenges him daily with rigorous assignments and instruction while providing a positive nurturing classroom environment.

Banneker is a beautiful campus with an enormous playground, highlighted by a computer lab designed for college students. It is home to the Derrick Johnson Library Den that provides free scholastic books as well as a community garden that community members and students maintain. Students learn about vegetables and are allowed to take the vegetables from the garden home to eat.

As a parent I have plenty of opportunities to be involved and my child does as well. Parent involvement activities include but are not limited to: Muffins with Mom, Doughnuts with Dad, Grandparents Day, Fall Feast, and many holiday programs. Students are able to participate in various programs and honors such as: First Lego Robotics, Elementary National Honor Society, Zoo Club, Boys and Girl Scouts of America, Girls on The Run, Honor Roll, Scripps National Spelling Bee, and much more.

To that end, I would recommend Benjamin Banneker to any parent in our neighborhood.

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