George Melcher Elementary

KCPS-Neighborhood • K-6

Our Mission

Our philosophy is based on meeting the needs of the total child. We are concerned with all areas of development: academic, social, physical and emotional. While our focus is on increasing student achievement, this is not at the exclusion of children's social, physical or emotional well-being.

Tuition: NO Tuition
Transportation provided
Before and After-Care Available

Points of Pride

Melcher has a philosophy that "You can when you believe you can."
They have an array of diverse community partnerships.
They offer many activities for students after school.

George Melcher Elementary

3958 Chelsea Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64130
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Student Recruiter: Tonoa Foster
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School Details

Year Established: Information not shared with SMKCS
Total Enrollment: 335
School Type: KCPS-Neighborhood
School Hours: 9:15 am - 4:15 pm


Tuition: NO Tuition


Feeder Schools

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English Language Learners

Specialized Programs

    Arts Programs

      Sports Programs

      • Basketball (Boys)

      Clubs & Activities

      • Robotics
      • Yoga

      Social Services

      • BackSnack Program
      • College Advising
      • Dental Services
      • Health Clinic
      • Interpreters
      • Learning Support Specialists
      • School Breakfast
      • School Counselor
      • School Lunch
      • School Nurse
      • Social Worker
      • Uniform Closet
      • Vision Services

      Family Engagement

      • Classroom Volunteers
      • Evening Family Events
      • Family Appreciation Events
      • Field Trip Chaperone
      • Parent Education Programs
      • 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.

      Enrollment Open: Ongoing. More information is available here.
      Kindergarten Cutoff: July 31
      Residence: Students live within Melcher's boundaries in the Central Zone in the KCPS boundaries.

      How to Apply

      Enroll online on the KCPS website

      Applications for signature and neighborhood schools open on December 14, 2020

      The initial round of applications deadline is February 15, 2021

      The week of March 1st, initial seats will be offered, and parents will need to complete the registration form.

      You can still apply after the deadline, seats will be offered at a later date.

      Submit applications online or in person at the Board of Education building, 2901 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64109. Applications CANNOT be submitted at schools.

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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).

      Ciera Allen, Melcher Parent

      My daughter, Aubrey, currently attends Melcher. I also have a two-year old I plan to send to Melcher.

      This is my daughter’s second year at Melcher. Every week I receive a newsletter with classroom and building events. I chose Melcher because I live in the vicinity and want my children to attend their neighborhood school. Also, my mother has subbed in the building and always has good things to say about the school. I’ve noticed that Melcher principal and teachers have good control of the students. I don’t see a lot of behavior problems. The building is decorated nice and pretty with a calm environment.

      I like Melcher because the principal helps to match the students up with their teachers. She really cares about the students there. My daughter talks a lot and her teacher has good control over her talking habits. I teach my daughter structure at home and her teacher works with me on that. My daughter has grown a lot since being in Melcher.

      As a parent I have the opportunity to attend SAC meetings and school programs. Parent meetings are each month as Muffins-with-Mom or Donuts-with-Dad meetings or after school dinners.

      Melcher also offers a dance team. My daughter can’t wait until next year so she can be a part of it! My daughter also goes to the before/after school program (LINC). They have girl scouts, basketball, cheerleading and robotics.