The mission of Primitivo Garcia Elementary School is that all children demonstrate leadership through self-mastery, ownership of behavior, working with others, and continuous improvement to become productive and successful community members.
Points of Pride
- Our school is a Leader in Me School
- We are also named after Kansas City's first Latin American hero, Primitivo Garcia, who received a Carnegie Hero Medal for giving his life to save his teacher.
- Serving others is a tradition that we carry on in our school.
- School Hours: 8:20 am - 3:20 pm
- Days Open: Information not shared with SMKCS
- Year Established: 1993
- Total Enrollment: 279
- Affiliation: KCPS-Neighborhood
- Middle School: Northeast Middle School
- High School: Northeast High School
- Tuition: NO Tuition
- Tuition Amount: No tuition
Receive Special Ed Services
English Language Learners
Programs and Features
- Basketball (Boys)
- Basketball (Girls)
- Cheerleading (Girls)
Clubs + Activities
- Evening Family Events
Although many schools have application deadlines, most continue to accept applications for available seats on an ongoing basis.
- Application Open: December 4, 2018
- Kindergarten Cutoff: August 31, 2019
- Residence: Students live within Garcia's boundaries in the North Zone
How to Apply
Submit applications online or in person at the Board of Education building, 2901 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64109. Applications CANNOT be submitted at the school.
Students are guaranteed a seat at their KCPS neighborhood school.
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 2018, the average English score in Missouri was 49.2%; the average Math score was 42.1%, source
Attendance Rate 90/90
Why It Matters
Schools strive for students to have at least 90% of their students have 90% attendance because kids learn best when they’re IN school.
In 2018, 87.5% 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 2018, the average 3rd grade reading score in Missouri was 48.6%, source
Missouri Annual Performance Report (APR)
Why It Matters
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) creates a “grade” called the Annual Performance Report (APR) for each public school. It is made up of five variables: General Academic Achievement + Subgroup Achievement* + College and Career Readiness + Attendance + Graduation Rate (where applicable).
* Subgroup Achievement: A school shows improvement in performance for students in identified subgroups, including free/reduced price lunch, racial/ethnic background, English language learners, and students with disabilities.
Turquoise Templeton, Primitivo Garcia Parent
As the single parent of a 2nd grader, it is important to me that my child is not only excelling at school, but also at life. I want my child to value education, and also learn skills that will allow her to thrive in life. Although we have only been at Primitivo Garcia Elementary for a few short months, it has been a great environment to watch my student learn and grow!
One of the best reasons for choosing Garcia Elementary was the staff. Staff members, such as Principal Alomenu and Parent Liaison, Ms. Boyd, go above and beyond to ensure students have a sense of safety, security, and belonging while attending the school. Parents are encouraged to be an active part of their students’ educational growth through organizations, such as SAC. Through SAC, parents are allowed an opportunity to be involved and knowledgeable on how the school is meeting criteria and guidelines. Other organizations such as LINC, offer parent involvement through events such as Muffins with Moms and reading fairs.
Also, students are offered a variety of extracurricular activities and enrichment programs, such as Junior Achievement, which encourages entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy through experiences. The LINC before and after-school program offers various activities to students whom use the service, including cooking lessons by staff, and art classes through Mattie Rhodes, a local community center. And, if students require additional assistance, services are available such as speech.
I feel Garcia Elementary has been a great choice for my child!