Brookside Charter School

Public Charter • PK-8

Our Mission

We empower students to be leaders of their tomorrow. We develop leaders who bravely make the world a more just place. We nurture the whole child, instill a growth mindset, and foster cultural competence.

Tuition: NO Tuition
NO Transportation provided
After-Care only
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Points of Pride

Brookside Charter School is proud to have MCPSA's Charter Leader of the Year, MCPSA's KC Teacher of the Year, and DESE's Teacher of the Year on staff.
Brookside Charter School provides leadership opportunities for all of their students. From clubs to internships to sports, all students can find their greatness.
Because Brookside Charter School does not provide transportation to their students, staff and families get to interact daily to truly build a successful support system for all students.

Brookside Charter School

1815 E 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64130
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School Details

Year Established: 1956
Total Enrollment: 725
School Type: Public Charter
Sponsor: The Missouri Charter Public School Commission
School Hours: 8:15 am - 3:30 pm


Tuition: NO Tuition


Feeder Schools

Receive Special Ed Services
English Language Learners

Specialized Programs

    Arts Programs

    • Band
    • Drawing
    • Drum/Percussion
    • Instrumental Music
    • Literature
    • Painting
    • Sculpture
    • Visual Arts
    • Vocal Music

    Sports Programs

    • Basketball (Boys)
    • Basketball (Girls)
    • Cheerleading (Boys)
    • Cheerleading (Girls)
    • Football
    • Track and Field (Boys)
    • Track and Field (Girls)
    • Volleyball (Girls)
    • Yoga

    Clubs & Activities

    • Book Club
    • Coding
    • Debate
    • Environmental Club
    • Math Team
    • National Honor Society
    • Peer Counseling
    • Robotics
    • Spirit Squad
    • Student Government
    • Yoga

    Social Services

    • BackSnack Program
    • Dental Services
    • Health Clinic
    • Interpreters
    • Learning Support Specialists
    • School Breakfast
    • School Counselor
    • School Lunch
    • School Nurse
    • Social Worker
    • Therapist
    • Vision Services

    Family Engagement

    • Classroom Volunteers
    • Evening Family Events
    • Family Appreciation Events
    • Field Trip Chaperone
    • Parent Communication App
    • Parent Education Programs
    • Parent-Community Association
    • Parent-Teacher Association
    • Parent-Teacher Conferences
    • Schoolwide Volunteers

    Application Details

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

    Application Open: November 12, 2022
    Application Close: March 1, 2023
    Kindergarten Cutoff: August 1
    Residence: Students must live within KCPS boundaries.

    How to Apply

    Brookside Charter is one the Kansas City schools working together to simplify their initial application process into one easy 8-question form  – SchoolAppKC – that you can fill out on any electronic device.

    *Note: If Brookside Charter does not have space, you may choose to remain on their waiting list.

    Admission Preferences

    • Siblings
    • Alumni
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    Enrollment Requirements

    • Completed application
    • Birth Certificate
    • Current Immunization Record or Religious Exemption Statement
    • Most recent report card/transcript (not required for kindergarten applicants)

    Public schools also require:

    • Proof of Address (also called “Proof of Residency”)
    • Parent or guardian photo ID

    Standardized Test Results


    * Indicates data has been suppressed due to a small student sample.


    * Indicates data has been suppressed due to a small student sample.

    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


    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


    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


    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).



    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).

    Raelyn Douglas, Brookside Parent

    My daughter is in 1st grade at Brookside Charter School. She’s been at Brookside since the summer before her kindergarten year. She loves Brookside because everyone is so friendly and helpful. Sending your child to school is scary, but when we walked into Brookside, I automatically knew my daughter was in a safe and secure place. We met teachers, toured the classroom, and I knew she was going to be just fine. My daughter has loved all of her teachers! They always communicate and ask parents to be involved in what’s going on. They want you to participate in everything from the classroom to events and even Brookside Bear games.

    Brookside Charter has always been welcoming and patient, which is very important and for you and your child. Someone is always there to support you and your student. Before and after school care is very helpful, too. Mornings and afternoons can be a little busy for me! Brookside is always clean and organized. It shows they care about the building and teach the students to care as well. Brookside Charter staff makes sure they are fully aware of who is in and out of the building. It’s safe for all of our kids and staff.

    I love Brookside!! The staff is dedicated. The curriculum is rigorous, too.  I mean, I wasn’t reading like these students when I was in kindergarten! I have recommended Brookside Charter to a lot of my friends and they have enrolled their kids, too. It’s a great school community!

    We are proud Brookside Bears!!


    Jana Jackson, Brookside Parent

    “My sons Avery and Malcolm (currently grades 5 & 8 respectively) have been Brookside scholars since pre-K, and I am proud of my choice. I love the partnership I have forged with Brookside staff members and other parents. Class instructors contribute daily to the personal and academic development of my children. Malcolm required intervention for speech development concerns and Avery struggled with reading confidence during 1st and 2nd grade. Their teachers empowered them to choose their approach to adversity and celebrated with them as they overcame their individual obstacles. Children are referred to by name and are held accountable by ALL staff members during and outside of class time, which instills the sense of community I remember from my early school days. I am continually thankful for Brookside’s investment in the future of my young leaders!! “