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  • crossroads academy quality hill building
    Crossroads Academy Quality Hill is a public K-5th grade public charter school in Kansas City, MO. Students that live within the boundaries for Kansas City Public Schools are eligible to attend and are admitted via lottery. All students at Crossroads Quality Hill are bussed in or dropped off by parents each day.
  • fifth graders on rug
    These fifth grade students work on a science lesson with their teacher.
  • fifth graders completing group project
    In fifth grade, students are completing project in groups. The unique classroom spaces allow lots of different spots for students to find the work environment that works best for them.
  • decorated pumpkins in art class
    In art class, students are exposed to a variety of art mediums. Here, they had decorated pumpkins for Halloween and also made sugar skulls with their teacher. All students go to art class weekly.
  • area with stuffed animals and pillows for quiet time
    Nooks like this one give students a quiet place to take a break during class or independent work time. In this case all of the stuffies are characters from some of their favorite books for early readers - Piggy and Gerald on the top loft and Pigeon below!
  • art projects displayed in hallway
    In the hallway, students display their work and their learning. Here students have labeled types of trees that they learned about and posted some selfies of themselves.
  • second graders listen to a story
    In second grade, students listen to a story read to them by their teacher. Literacy is very important at Crossroads Academy Quality Hill and students are encouraged to read independently as well as build their vocabulary throughout the day.
  • third graders in tent
    Students in third grade really embraced the camping theme and even have a tent in class.
  • third grade pajama day
    In third grade, students have earned a “camp in” where they wear their pajamas to school and read independently or work independently on their devices. The camp fire is projected onto the smart board. Typically students at Crossroads Academy Quality Hill wear uniforms consisting of khaki or navy bottoms and white, navy, or light blue tops.
  • open space for teachers to work in small groups
    Crossroads Quality Hill is located in a former hotel that has been remodeled into a school building. There are unique open spaces like this one that give teachers a place to work with students in small groups. Kids are also able to use these and because there are interior windows, teachers can still keep an eye on them.
  • coats and lunchboxes in hallway
    Hooks like these are outside of some classrooms. Students store their coats and lunchboxes here. Students at Crossroads Academy Quality Hill bring their lunch from home or parents pay for it based on a sliding scale.
  • students work displayed in hallway
    In the hallway, students are recognized for work that they do well. Here, a student social studies project is on display.
  • fourth graders in the gym
    These fourth grade students play a fun game in gym. All classes go to gym class once each week. When the weather permits, students walk to a neighborhood playground and play outside. Crossroads Charter Schools believe in making the City and the community part of the classroom for students.
  • fifth graders in music class
    In music class, these fifth grade students use technology to enhance their musical knowledge. All classes go to music once each week.
  • school counselor with students
    Support for students’ social and emotional needs is built into school life at Crossroads Academy Quality Hill. Here school counselor, Nia High, takes students through an exercise designed to help them calm down when they are upset. In addition to emotional support, Crossroads Academy Quality Hill has extra time built into the day to support students with academic needs as well.
  • first graders completely online assignment
    These first grade students are completing vocabulary practice online. In each classroom students have access to technology and an expansive library of leveled books to choose from.
  • first graders read independently
    In first grade, these students read independently on the carpet while others complete assignments online. Personalized learning is a feature of instruction at Crossroads Academy Quality Hill and technology is used as one way to meet students where they are.
  • area with rug and pillows for breaks
    Areas like this one allow students to learn comfortably and take a break when they need one.
  • students with two teachers
    In class, students have a lot of space to move around and the room is intentionally divided into centers. At Crossroads Academy Quality Hill, larger class sizes are taught by two teachers and a paraprofessional to help ensure all students academic needs are met. The two teacher classroom allows students to get more one on one support and helps teachers not get overloaded with student needs.
  • kindergarten students at carpet
    In Kindergarten, these students get ready for a brain break at the carpet. Crossroads Quality Hill teachers support student learning and brain health by intentionally incorporating opportunities for movement into classroom life. 
  • lindsay yates and patricia justice
    Lindsay Yates (featured right) is founding principal of Crossroads Academy Quality Hill. She is featured here with Patricia Justice (featured left) who greets students and parents each morning in English or Spanish. Both work to build a warm and supportive community around Crossroads students.

Crossroads Academy – Quality Hill (K-5)

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1080 Washington Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
816-221-3191 Visit School Website

School Leader(s)

Lindsay Yates, Principal LaKeshia Lewis, Vice Principle
  • NO Tuition
  • Limited space available for 2020-2021
  • Transportation provided
  • Before and After-Care Available
  • Participating SchoolAppKC School

Quick Facts

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.

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.

School Hours

  • School Hours: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Before Care Hours Start: 7:00 am
  • After Care Hours End: 6:00 pm

School Details

  • Year Established: 2016
  • Total Enrollment: 267
  • Affiliation: Charter
  • School Type: Charter

Charter Sponsor

  • University of Central Missouri - Warrensburg


  • 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

  • Visual Arts
  • Vocal Music

Sports Programs

  • N/A

Clubs + Activities

  • N/A

Family Engagement

  • Classroom Volunteers
  • Evening Family Events
  • Field Trip Chaperone
  • Parent-Community Association
  • 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.

  • Application Open: November 14, 2020
  • Application Close: February 22, 2021
  • Offer Date: March 1, 2021
  • Decision Date: March 8, 2021
  • Residence: 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 Academy – Quality Hill is one of 16 Kansas City charter 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 they do not have space, you may choose to remain on their waiting list.

Admission Preferences

Siblings , Geographic

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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

On Track

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).


On Track

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

“I like how the teachers are always accessible “-Santesa Gentry

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