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Frontier School of Excellence, Upper (9-12)

Frontier School of Excellence, Upper

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5605 Troost Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64110
816-822-1331 Visit School Website

School Leader(s)

Elyar Isgandarli, Principal Ugur Demircan, Superintendent
  • NO Tuition
  • No space available for 2021-2022
  • Transportation provided
  • No Before or After Care Available
  • Participating SchoolAppKC School

Quick Facts

Our Mission

The mission of Frontier Schools is to empower students to discover and develop their gifts and talents; in pursuit of college readiness, productive citizenship, and lifelong learning within an atmosphere of academic excellence with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) focus to prepare for the STEM-related jobs now projected for the American workforce meeting the needs of all, including those whose primary interest is non-STEM providing flexibility to expand in the future to a STEAM environment by adding an Arts component.

Points of Pride

  • STEM Focus
  • Diverse Student Body
  • Gifted & Talented

School Hours

  • School Hours: 7:25 am - 2:10 pm
  • Before Care Hours Start: No Before Care available.
  • After Care Hours End: No After Care available

School Details

  • Year Established: 2011
  • Total Enrollment: 175
  • Affiliation: Charter
  • School Type: Charter

Feeder Schools

  • Middle School: Frontier School of Excellence (6-8)

Charter Sponsor

  • University of Missouri – Columbia


  • Tuition: NO Tuition

Our Demographics


Receive Special Ed Services


English Language Learners

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Programs and Features

Specialized Programs

  • College Prep
  • Early College

Arts Programs

  • Band
  • Instrumental Music
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts

Sports Programs

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

Clubs + Activities

  • Book Club
  • Chess Club
  • Coding
  • Journalism/Newspaper
  • Math Team
  • Robotics
  • Speech + Debate
  • Student Government

Family Engagement

  • Classroom Volunteers
  • Evening Family Events
  • Family Appreciation Events
  • Field Trip Chaperone
  • Parent Communication App
  • Parent-Teacher 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 9, 2019
  • Application Close: March 2, 2020
  • Offer Date: March 4, 2020
  • Residence: Students must live within the Kansas City Public Schools District boundaries.

How to Apply


The easiest and quickest way to apply is by utilizing the Apply Online link. Alternatively you can fill out a paper application form which is available at the front office of the campus or click this link for an English application form or this link for a Spanish application form. After completing the form, there are several ways that you
can submit it to the registration office.

You can drop it off at the school office.

You can mail or fax it to the campus.

Frontier Schools admission and enrollment policies require applicants to submit complete application form in order to be considered for admission.


Frontier School of Excellence 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.

Admission Preferences

Siblings , Alumni , Geographic , Free and Reduced Lunch

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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.

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).

Student Retention Rate

Dropout Rate


Why It Matters

The dropout rate helps tell the story of the graduation rate because it takes into account students who take more than four years to graduate or who transferred to other schools.

In 2019, the average dropout rate in Missouri was 1.9%, source.

Graduation Rate


Why It Matters

The number of students who started at a school in 9th grade and graduate from that particular school four years later.

In 2019, the average graduation rate in Missouri was 89.64%, source.

ACT Scores

ACT Average Score


ACT Participation Rate


Why It Matters

The ACT is a standardized test that many students take before applying to college. This is the percentage of graduates who took the ACT and their average score. Students need a score of at least 18 in order to qualify for Missouri A+ Scholarships. Research shows that students who earn a 21 or higher have the best chance of earning grades C or higher in college.

In 2019, Missouri’s average ACT score was 20.6 and the percent of graduates who took the ACT was 76.69%, source

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Parent Perspective

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