• Gladstone Elementary
    Gladstone is a Pre-K through 6th grade elementary school and a part of Kansas City Public Schools. Gladstone Elementary is the official site of the deaf and hard of hearing elementary school program for KCPS and also hosts Pre-K classes exclusively for students with disabilities. Students are expected to wear uniform daily including khaki or navy pants and a white or navy shirt
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    At Gladstone, murals like this one encourage students to look forward towards a hopeful future. They are leaders in charge of their lives.
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    During school-wide assemblies and parent meetings, students and community gather here in the Gladstone Elementary auditorium to hear from Principal Carter or Vice Principal Coble.
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    In addition to the playground, students also have a large black top area and this green space for play.
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    Outside, students at Gladstone have a playground for all grades. Each class has recess daily.
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    In gym class, students practice gross and fine motor skills through organized play. Each class goes to Physical Education class once each week
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    Here this first grade line leader demonstrates his leadership ability by silently reminding those behind him to get quiet.
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    Students at Gladstone are a part of the Leader in Me program. It is designed to hold students accountable for their behavior by teaching them leadership skills.
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    In addition to computer lab, students at Gladstone also go to iSparks class where they learn design thinking. Here, their teacher shows the tools students use to learn how a bird’s beak works so that they can design a machine that picks up small objects.
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    In computer class, students use these computers to learn 21st century skills like navigating the web and online design. Students go to computer class weekly.
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    These sixth grade students work to complete their science assignment on the carpet in small groups and at tables individually.
  • Gladstone Elementary
    In 6th grade, students are in groups at tables to complete their assignments. Gladstone students are working on their soft skills including working cooperatively before they move on to middle schools.
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    n the school library, students have comfortable seating spaces and books organized by reading level, subject, or genre. All classes visit the library weekly.
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    Upper elementary students are still encouraged to read on their own. Here is a reading space where students can select a book and take a break during individual reading time.
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    In fifth grade, students use technology more during their classwork. Here, fifth grade students are using their laptops to collaborate with their teacher during a class assignment. Technology is available to every student at Gladstone when they need it.
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    In every classroom, students have a variety of books to choose from for their reading. Gladstone students benefit from a diverse selection of books organized by author, series, and theme in class.
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    Outside of each classroom, students have shelves where they store their book bags before entering the room.
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    n this 4th grade classroom, students have many seating options. There are high tables, collaborative benches, and individual chairs available to them while they work on their writing assignment.
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    In this fourth grade classroom, a teacher uses her electronic smart board to teach a lesson to students.
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    These third grade students are reading books they have selected for themselves during silent reading time.
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    These second grade students read on their own. One even takes advantage of the book nook in the corner.
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    n this second grade classroom, student are reading individually in their most comfortable spots. Notice the flexible seating in the room. Students can choose if they sit, recline, or lie down completely. Students can also work with their teacher or a paraprofessional in the room if they need support
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    In this first grade classroom students are working on a vocabulary activity with their teacher after snack.
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    These kindergarten friends worked together on a puzzle.
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    In this kindergarten classroom, students play in centers. These two students are building a tower while a friend offers suggestions.
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    In this kindergarten classroom, students move to their carpet spots while they wait to begin an activity with their teacher.
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    n Pre-K, students have stations that help them to focus on sensory play. *Note* Pre-K is only Monday-Thursday at Gladstone.
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    As a part of Kansas City Public Schools, students at Gladstone receive free breakfast and lunch daily. Before and After School care are free daily as well.
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    Stairwells at Gladstone have been painted and designed by staff themselves. Students are encouraged to think about their future at every turn in the building.
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    Gladstone lives out its mission for students to be their best by partnering with organizations to provide health care services to kids. These dental technicians are with UMKC dental school and gave Gladstone students free checkups and cleanings.
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    Every hallway at Gladstone is decorated with a positive affirmation for students, staff and parents. This one reminds students that they can make a difference in the world.
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    Parents are greeted in the front office in English or in Spanish by to receptionists. Here Ms. Johnson is helping a parent and Ms. Monroe (not featured) is available as well.
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    Dana Carter (left) is the head principal at Gladstone Elementary. Kelly Coble (right) is her vice principal. Both have been educators in the district for several years and love working with students at Gladstone

Gladstone Elementary (K-6)

Gladstone Elementary

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335 N Elmwood Ave
Kansas City, MO 64123
816-418-3950 Visit School Website

School Leader(s)

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

Quick Facts

Our Mission

At Gladstone Elementary, our mission is to analyze data to increase learning through individualized instruction. We will support our learners emotionally in order to inspire secure and confident learners. Our vision is to collaborate with the community to create life-long learners who believe in themselves and take charge to make good life choices.

Points of Pride

  • We pride ourselves on building a positive culture.
  • We have a very beautiful and diverse population.
  • We work hard on analyzing our data and using this information to guide our instruction.

School Hours

  • School Hours: 8:20 am - 3:20 pm
  • Before Care Hours Start: 7:00 am
  • After Care Hours End: 6:00 pm

School Details

  • Year Established: 1988
  • Total Enrollment: 424
  • Affiliation: KCPS-Neighborhood
  • School Type: KCPS-Neighborhood

Feeder Schools

  • Middle School: Northeast Middle School
  • High School: Northeast High School


  • 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

  • N/A

Clubs + Activities

  • N/A

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.

  • Enrollment Open: Ongoing. More information is available here.
  • Kindergarten Cutoff: July 31
  • Residence: Students live within Gladstone's boundaries in the North 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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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


Sarah Patrick, Gladstone Parent

My daughter is a 6th grader and this is her second year at Gladstone Elementary. We have watched her blossom and grow both academically and personally while attending. We love Gladstone!

When our family moved to Kansas City a few years ago, my husband and I began looking at school options for our daughter, Darbi. We value public education and feel there is a tremendous benefit in being a part of the diverse community found in the Northeast. So, we enrolled Darbi in Gladstone, our neighborhood school.

We have been so happy with our choice! The school building is always clean and kept in great condition. The hallways feature student art that is both inspiring and encouraging. The faculty and teachers work hard to create a safe, loving environment with high expectations. I feel it shows by the rising test scores and hard work of the student body.

Our principal, Dana Carter, values parent involvement and has been working hard this year to find creative ways to engage even more of her parents. The school hosts multiple family-oriented events and activities throughout the year. Plus, students have a chance to join several after-school clubs, such as Black Light – a performance group that meets each week.

Our family is so happy with our decision to enroll our daughter at Gladstone. From school faculty to the personal growth of our daughter, it continues to be a great choice. Gladstone is a fantastic school in the Northeast!

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