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  • Guadalupe Centers Middle School is a 6-8th grade public charter school and a part of Guadalupe Education System. Students at Guadalupe Center Middle School are bussed to school from all neighborhoods within the boundaries for Kansas City Public Schools. Students are expected to wear uniforms to school daily. These consist of khaki pants and school issued shirt.
  • Claudia Meyer (featured left) is head principal at Guadalupe Center Middle School. She leads the school along with her assistant principal Amy Wolf (featured right). Both women believe that students can learn in an environment where their teachers are fully supported. They have worked to create a school where teachers and students can grow.
  • Here, both women lead a weekly staff planning meeting. They are planning how to support student learning for the remainder of the year and tracking their progress while they do it. Student performance data hangs on the wall behind them to help with that tracking.
  • When students enter the building, they are greeted by two receptionists. Both women are ready to assist students in English or in Spanish. Guadalupe Centers Middle School has a high Spanish speaking population. As a result, many staff members are bilingual as well and work to create an inclusive school community.
  • Murals like this one are found in the stairwells at Guadalupe Centers Middle School. Students are encouraged to embrace their Latinx heritage and are reminded of shared history frequently.
  • Students at Guadalupe Centers Middle School are provided lunch on a sliding scale. Parents pay for meals according to their income. Students are also free to bring their lunch to school each day.
  • Students eat in the cafeteria in separate lunch shifts and are supervised by staff.
  • In class, students work to complete a warm up assignment given to them by their teacher. In this science class, students are working on computers given to them by the school. All students at Guadalupe Centers Middle School have access to technology when they need it.
  • In this social studies class, students take notes from slides that their teacher has provided them.
  • In this class, students work together to complete a chart to show their learning.
  • In this class, students take notes along with their teacher. He is using a smart projector to share his thinking with them.
  • Bulletin boards like these are featured throughout the hallways. Students at Guadalupe Centers Middle School are encouraged to set high expectations for themselves.
  • Here students display their learning about Greek mythology.
  • In this class, students are playing a learning game online with their teacher as a part of a review for an upcoming exam.
  • In this math class, students are working on solving problems under the guidance of their teacher.
  • In this class, a teacher stops to assist students one on one in class.
  • All students at Guadalupe Centers Middle School take music class. Here, their music teacher serenades students in the hallway between classes. He has also started a mariachi band that performs at festivals and events around Kansas City.
  • Theater is an elective course for students at Guadalupe Centers Middle School. Here, students talk through an upcoming scene they are working on.
  • In this English class, students are working in small groups to complete their assignment.
  • Guadalupe Centers Middle Schools have a variety of opportunities for students to get involved. Bulletin boards like these are in hallways to let students know what is available.
  • In this class, students work in pairs to complete their math assignment. Their teacher passes out their graded work and Mr. DeLeon (featured right) drops by class to be sure that students are on track. Students visit Mr. DeLeon when they are having a difficult day and need to take a break from class. He helps them to refocus and get back to work.
  • In art class, students are working with paints to complete a project.
  • Students at Guadalupe Centers Middle School are able to visit the nurse as needed. Here a student stops in with a pass from her teacher. Students also benefit from school partnerships with Communities in Schools and reading tutors as well.
  • In gym class, students play soccer along with their teacher. All students go to gym class weekly at Guadalupe Centers Middle School.
  • Outside, teachers and students can take advantage of open seating areas when the weather is nice.
  • Students can play on this basketball court when they are outside after school or during gym class.
  • Guadalupe Centers Middle School also has this soccer field used by students and community.

Guadalupe Centers, Middle School (6-8)

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2640 Belleview Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64108
816-472-4120 Visit School Website

School Leader(s)

Claudia Meyer, Principal Amy Wolf, Assistant Principal Joe Palmer, Superintendent
  • NO Tuition
  • Availability for 2020-2021
  • Transportation provided
  • After-Care only
  • Participating SchoolAppKC School

Quick Facts

Our Mission

Regardless of economic, social and prior academic background, Guadalupe Center Middle School students will be academically prepared through a rigorous, standards-based curriculum to advocate for social justice within our community.

Points of Pride

  • Teachers are reflective and evaluative professionals, regularly engaging in active and open communication¬reflecting our commitment to develop and improve. We provide a rigorous curriculum that enables all students to meet and exceed established measures of success.
  • We ensure that all teaching is effective, and meets the needs of all students.
  • Empower students in developing the confidence and independence to make good decisions that will enable them to lead a healthful and fulfilled life. We also, participate in Missouri Connections and Career Pathways.

School Hours

  • School Hours: 7:45 am - 3:45 pm
  • Before Care Hours Start: No Before Care available.
  • After Care Hours End: 5:00 pm

School Details

  • Year Established: 1999
  • Total Enrollment: 319
  • Specialized Focus: Culturally Centered
  • Affiliation: Charter
  • School Type: Charter

Charter Sponsor

  • University of Central Missouri - Warrensburg

Tuition

  • Tuition: NO Tuition

Our Demographics

9%

Receive Special Ed Services

73%

English Language Learners

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Programs and Features

Specialized Programs

  • Culturally Centered

Arts Programs

  • Drama + Theater
  • Instrumental Music
  • Mariachi

Sports Programs

  • Basketball (Boys)
  • Basketball (Girls)
  • Cheerleading (Girls)
  • Soccer (Boys)
  • Soccer (Girls)
  • Volleyball (Girls)

Clubs + Activities

  • Book Club
  • Chess Club

Family Engagement

  • Evening Family Events
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences
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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
  • Decision Date: March 22, 2019
  • Residence: Students must live within the KCPS boundaries.

How to Apply

Guadalupe Centers is one of 18 Kansas City 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

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Student Performance

Standardized Test Results

English

Math

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

92%

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

Floor

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).

Mathematics

Floor

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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