Our mission is to ensure that each student reaches his or her fullest potential. We will meet each student's individual academic and social needs and provide educational experiences utilizing technology. We do this as a collaborative community to foster a safe and nurturing learning environment.
Points of Pride
- Trailwoods is a fully accredited elementary school earning 100% of the APR points as awarded by the MO DESE.
- Leader in Me School. Working together to develop the leader in all students.
- Trailwoods Elementary is a comprehensive elementary school offering support to the total child and family through a comprehensive support network.
- School Hours: 8:10 am - 3:10 pm
- Before Care Hours Start: 7:00 am
- After Care Hours End: 6:00 pm
- Year Established: Information not shared with SMKCS
- Total Enrollment: 368
- Middle School: Northeast Middle School
- High School: East High School
- Tuition: NO Tuition
Receive Special Ed Services
English Language Learners
Programs and Features
- Soccer (Boys)
- Soccer (Girls)
Clubs + Activities
- Student Government
- 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
- Residence: Students live within Trailwoods's boundaries in the East 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.
Mayra Hernandez, Trailwoods Parent
There is no school in Kansas City like Trailwoods Elementary. I have two students there: a first grader and a fourth grader. I used to have a sixth grader at Trailwoods, but he is now at Lincoln. For the last four years, the community within Trailwoods has educated and loved my children. When my family and I first moved to Kansas City I enrolled all my children there because it was the neighborhood school and could provide buses for my kids. I quickly discovered that the school was much more. The teachers truly care about my kids and my kids want to go to school.
That first year here I needed a job and applied to work at LINC. Working here has allowed me to see just how friendly, knowledgeable, and caring the teachers are. The administration knows me by name and talks to me about my children. As a bilingual parent at a mostly English language learning (ELL) school I do a lot of translating between parents and staff. Through the meetings, phone calls, and letters I translate I am able to see how committed everyone in the building is to helping all students succeed.
Trailwoods is a unique place because they are a Leader in Me school. As Trailwoods has embraced The Leader in Me, I have had the opportunity to become more involved in the school community and work alongside other parents to support and take ownership of the school. We have worked together; parents, staff, and students to paint the hallways and create an inviting environment. Trailwoods has brought out the best in my children and helped make them smart, happy, and great leaders.