Crossroads Academy – Central Street

Public Charter • K-6

Our Mission

Crossroads Charter Schools prepare and inspire students to build a better tomorrow by providing an academically rigorous K-12 education in a creative, collaborative, community-focused environment.

Tuition: NO Tuition
Transportation provided
Before and After-Care Available
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Points of Pride

As part of our vision of preparing students who have a positive impact on their family, their community and the world, our students have participated in and organized multiple service projects over the years!
Crossroads Charter Schools utilize the downtown neighborhood as an extended campus for learning, taking a minimum of 7 learning expeditions each year!
Crossroads Charter Schools was named the 2017 Charter School of the Year by the Missouri Charter Public School Association.

Crossroads Academy – Central Street

1011 Central Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
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Crossroads Academy - Central Street

School Details

Year Established: 2012
Total Enrollment: 345
School Type: Public Charter
Sponsor: Kansas City Public Schools
School Hours: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Tuition: NO Tuition


Feeder Schools

Receive Special Ed Services
English Language Learners

Specialized Programs


  • Choir
  • Visual Arts
  • Vocal Music

Sports Programs

  • Basketball (Boys)
  • Basketball (Girls)
  • Soccer (Boys)
  • Soccer (Girls)
  • Track and Field (Boys)
  • Track and Field (Girls)

Clubs & Activities

Social Services

  • BackSnack Program
  • Learning Support Specialists
  • School Counselor
  • School Lunch
  • School Nurse
  • Uniform Closet

Family Engagement

  • Classroom Volunteers
  • Evening Family Events
  • Field Trip Chaperone
  • Parent-Community 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 11, 2023
Application Close: March 1, 2024
Kindergarten Cutoff: September 1

Students must live within the KCPS boundaries.

Priority is given to those who live or work within the Greater Downtown Area (State Line to Prospect, Missouri River to 39th St.), but all are welcome and encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Crossroads is one of the Kansas City charter schools working together to simplify their initial application process into one easy application – SchoolAppKC – that you can fill out on any electronic device.

Admission Preferences

  • Siblings
  • Geographic
  • Employee
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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

On Track

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).

Jennifer Bergmann, Crossroads Parent

We have been parents of a scholar at Crossroads Academy Central for the past three year. Our son has attended Kindergarten through the Second grade and we have been very pleased with the Mission the Leadership, Administrators and, above all, the teachers. The knowledge and scholarship that the teachers bring as well as the dedication to the individual students is excellent. We chose this school for its commitment to inclusion, diversity and focus upon academics, especially in science. Parents are encouraged to participate in every aspect of the school and this creates a community and an open dialogue with teachers and administrators.

One of the best aspects of this school is the commitment to providing a framework for learning, but also of student discipline, not only in academics, but in respect for themselves, their teachers, and each other. Students wear uniforms, which I was initially opposed to, but have found it to be a very positive tool that eliminates distraction and drama. The scholars have access to remedial instruction as needed as well as talented reading and other specialty instructors.

The extended day offers scholars a chance to pursue “passion projects” where they can use multimedia to explore something that they are passionate about. All students have access to technology and learning programs on iPads, which also teaches them responsibility for the property and appropriate behavior when utilizing the technology. The location of the school, directly in the downtown area, offers the students a school in a busy metropolitan setting and access to amenities such as the KC Public Library, The KC Symphony, Union Station, and The Folly Theater.