• Troost Elementary building
    In PE, students improve their gross and fine motor skills through organized sports. All students go to gym weekly. The gym and the auditorium are in the same room. Staff brings chairs into the gym when needed for all-school parent events.
  • Troost Elementary Principal Dr. Shaunda Fowler
    Dr. Shaunda Fowler (not shown) is principal of Troost Elementary. Vice Principal Jacobs (shown left) and school receptionist Mrs. Jacobs (shown right) greet all students each day when they come to school. They take a team approach and work hard to make kids at Troost feel like one big family.
  • Troost Elementary welcome message
    Welcoming messages and images like this one are seen throughout Troost Elementary. Staff are committed to making parents and kids feel welcomed to school each day.
  • Troost elementary lunch room
    As a part of Kansas City Public Schools, students at Troost Elementary are expected to wear a uniform of khaki or navy bottoms with white or navy tops. Students also receive free breakfast and lunch daily at school.
  • Students playing game with teachers
    In Kindergarten, these students play a sight word game with their teacher. *Note* two classes were combined on this day so there are several teachers shown here.
  • Student and parent having breakfast in classroom
    This Kindergarten mom dropped her daughter off and takes time to have breakfast with her. At Troost, parents are always welcomed into the classroom and treated as members of the Troost Elementary family.
  • Foster grandparent volunteers
    Foster Grandparents like these lend additional support in classrooms at Troost. These ladies help read with students, connect with parents, and create a welcoming classroom environment. 
  • Hooks for bookbags and coats
    In classes students have assigned hooks like these for their belongings.
  • Bulletin board of student work
    Outside of their classrooms, Kindergarten students show off their learning. Here they have a bulletin board where they have collected labels that they recognize and can read.
  • Students around table
    In first grade, students are writing book reports in their table groups.
  • Students drawing at tables
    These first grade students are illustrating their book reports to hang later in the hallway.
  • Student reading corner
    In all classrooms, students have reading corners like this one where they can select a book based on interest and sit on soft furniture to read.
  • Students listening to teacher
    In second grade, these students have community circle time on the carpet with their teacher. Students at Troost Elementary check in as a class multiple times each day to work on lessons and to reset as a class if needed. This class is discussing their plan for the rest of the day.
  • Positive Behavior Matrix
    At Troost, students are taught the PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Support) and encouraged to be responsible for their actions all over the building.
  • Students listening to volunteer read story
    These third grade students are ready to hear a story from a community volunteer. Troost invites partners like Lunch Buddies into their school to support student learning. 
  • students in the library
    In the library, these fourth grade students are working on a project with the help of the school librarian. All students go to the library weekly.
  • students in gym class
    In gym class, these students get ready to end their choice time and head back to class. All students go to gym once each week.
  • art classroom
    In art class, students learn different artistic mediums and techniques. All classes go to art once each week.
  • students writing essays on laptops
    In fifth grade, students work on personal essays using school provided laptops. All students at Troost Elementary have access to a computer when they need it.
  • Students in iSparks lab
    In iSparks lab, fifth grade students work on independent projects. All students go to iSparks once each week to learn coding and design.
  • fraction Minecraft bulletin board
    Outside of the iSparks lab, students display their work combining math with the popular game Minecraft.
  • Students listening to teacher
    In sixth grade, these students listen to their teacher give instructions for an upcoming English assignment. 
  • Students in auditorium
    At Troost, the auditorium is a place for all school assemblies and also doubles as the music room. Here students wait in the auditorium to be dismissed to a field trip. 
  • Outdoor playground
    Outside, students have a playground that is used by all grade levels.

Troost Elementary (K-6)

Troost Elementary

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1215 E 59th St
Kansas City, MO 64110
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School Leader(s)

Dr. S. Fowler, Principal sfowler1@kcpublicschools.org
  • NO Tuition
  • Availability for 2021-2022
  • Transportation provided
  • Before and After-Care Available

Quick Facts

Our Mission

Our mission is to develop successful, academically driven leaders who have compassion for themselves and their community while being problem-solvers.

Points of Pride

  • Caring for Kids
  • MVOL
  • aSTEAM Village partnership

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: 1923
  • Total Enrollment: 322
  • Affiliation: KCPS-Neighborhood
  • School Type: KCPS-Neighborhood

Feeder Schools

  • Middle School: Central Middle School
  • High School: Southeast 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

  • Classroom Volunteers
  • Evening Family Events
  • Family Appreciation Events
  • Field Trip Chaperone
  • Parent Education Programs
  • Schoolwide Volunteers
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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 Troost's boundaries in the South Zone in 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

On Track

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).


On Track

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

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