• faxon elementary building
    Faxon is a K-6 public school and a part of Kansas City Public Schools. All students are expected to wear a uniform consisting of khaki or navy bottoms and white or navy tops.
  • students walking into school
    Students at Faxon are bussed to school or dropped off by parents each day.
  • principal kathleen snipes
    Kathleen Snipes is principal at Faxon School. She loves each student that walks through the door and works with teachers to provide a welcoming and challenging learning environment every day. 
  • students in cafeteria
    Each morning before school, students gather in the cafeteria and have breakfast. They are supervised by LINC staff who also supervise free after school care. As a part of Kansas City Public Schools, breakfast and lunch are provided free daily to all students. The school cafeteria is also a multi-purpose room and serves as a gathering place for parents during school meetings.
  • kindergarteners hugging each other
    In Kindergarten, students are welcomed to class by their peers each morning.
  • kindergarten students working on assignment
    These Kindergarten students are working at a writing center while their teacher takes attendance.
  • kindergarten students finishing morning work
    In this class, Kindergarten students are finishing their morning work before heading to circle time with their teacher.
  • student belongings in cubbies
    In class, students store their belongings in cubbies like these.
  • kindergarten student artwork displayed
    In the hallway, student work is proudly displayed. Here, Kindergarten students show off their work with addition.
  • first graders reading on rug
    In first grade, these students read independently on the carpet...
  • first graders lining up for class
    ...while these first graders line up to go to an elective class.
  • bulletin board recognizing students for being kind
    At Faxon, students are taught to be kind to one another. Here is a bulletin board where kids are recognized for being kind to one another. 
  • second graders writing papers
    In second grade, students can choose a comfy spot to do their daily writing.
  • second graders working on making and coding
    These second grade students are learning about what they will be doing for the day in their iSparks class. The iSparks curriculum is a part of Project Lead the Way and teaches students skills like making and coding.
  • third graders on computers
    These third grade students are using computers to complete a reading assignment. Computers are available to all students during the school day.
  • third graders working on laptops
    In this third grade classroom, students are writing their thoughts out on paper and then typing up their work.
  • grandparent waiting to help students
    At Faxon, partnerships with Foster Grandparents (like the woman featured here) allow students to have additional in class support when they need it.
  • fourth grader getting one on one support from teacher
    In fourth grade, this student gets one on one support from her teacher. At Faxon, teachers are committed to student success.
  • fourth graders working together
    Some of these fourth graders are working together on a group project while others are building their reading and math skills online.
  • fifth graders completing math assignments
    In fifth grade, these students are completing their morning math practice online before their teacher begins the day’s lesson.
  • fifth grader with teacher
    This fifth grade student checks in with his teacher about his progress in class.
  • fifth grader students display work
    Outside of their classrooms, fifth grade students display their work and the learning standard they met. Here, they compared and contrasted literary characters.
  • sixth graders in classroom
    In this sixth grade classroom, students are doing a vocabulary review with their teacher.
  • sixth graders finishing a discussion
    In this sixth grade classroom, students are finishing a discussion and wrapping up skills practice.
  • students in music class
    In music class, these students are singing along with their teacher.
  • volunteers setting up table for robotics team
    Volunteers set up the table for Faxon’s robotics team. This activity is open to students in grades 4-6 after school.
  • safety demonstration for students
    On this day, volunteers transformed the gym for a safety demonstration for students at Faxon. They learned about being safe at school and on the bus. In addition to music and PE, students at Faxon also go to art and library each week.
  • playground
    Outside, students have a large playground that all kids use during recess.
  • large green space and basketball court
    In addition to the playground, students at Faxon also have a large green space and black top area to play.
  • mural about kindness
    At Faxon, teachers, students and volunteers come together to create a kind school community.

Faxon Elementary (Pre-K-6)

Faxon Elementary

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1320 E 32nd Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64109
816-418-6525 Visit School Website

School Leader(s)

Kathleen Snipes, Principal
  • NO Tuition
  • Availability for 2021-2022
  • Transportation provided
  • Before and After-Care Available

Quick Facts

Our Mission

Faxon Elementary serves students, families and our community by providing data driven instruction to increase academic achievement.

Points of Pride

  • Faxon Elementary considers the whole child. To support our high expectations for student learning, we provide students with a rigorous curriculum, tutoring, and daily intervention when needed.
  • All students attend Encore classes that introduce them to art, music, physical education, library and Stem activities through Project Lead the Way.
  • We partner with many community organizations providing Robotics, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Girls on the Run to name a few.

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: 280
  • Affiliation: KCPS-Neighborhood
  • School Type: KCPS-Neighborhood

Feeder Schools

  • Middle School: Central Middle School
  • High School: Central Academy of Excellence


  • 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

  • Chess Club

Family Engagement

  • Evening Family Events
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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: December 5, 2019
  • Kindergarten Cutoff: July 31, 2020
  • Offer Date: March 1, 2021
  • Residence: Students must live within KCPS boundaries.

How to Apply

Students are guaranteed a seat at their KCPS neighborhood 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


Toriana V. Saddler, Faxon Parent

When asked to write a Parent Perspective on Faxon Elementary, I jumped at the opportunity! This is our second year at Faxon, and we couldn’t be happier with the progress our kiddos have made. We currently have a 5th grader, 1st grader and next year we will add a Kindergartener to the mix. Faxon has been in our family back when it was a Montessori school, so this was the natural direction for our family to go.

I can honestly say that over the last two years both of my children have progressed and matured not only academically but also as positive members of society. From day one I have had a clear understanding of expectations from both of their teachers as well as leadership as to what is consistently expected. As a team, we have worked together for the greater good of my children. I have a relationship with staff that extends outside of the classroom which makes me feel even better about the fact that these educators are with my kids eight plus hours of the day.

Both of my kids also participate in the LINC program, and let me tell you, this staff is AMAZING! They have so much energy and are so engaging.  The LINC program is definitely an added benefit of  the school day. I know my kids are still getting quality education while running off their extra energy.

With any school there is always an opportunity for parent involvement and Faxon is no different. However, the difference is there is an immense amount of support from staff to aid in these efforts. Recently I brought the idea of starting a PTA to the school leadership and was met with enthusiasm and support. So be on the lookout because great things are happening at Faxon!

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