Wendell Phillips Elementary

KCPS-Neighborhood • K-6
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Our Mission

Wendell Phillips' mission is to develop within all students the ability and desire to achieve academic excellence in a safe and nurturing environment.

Tuition: NO Tuition
Transportation provided
Before and After-Care Available

Points of Pride

Academic Performance
Daily Attendance
Low Rate of Office Referrals

Wendell Phillips Elementary

2400 Prospect Ave
Kansas City, MO 64127
816-418-3750
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Website: https://www.kcpublicschools.org/phillips
Student Recruiter: Tonoa Foster
tfoster@kcpublicschools.org
Apply to Wendell Phillips
Apply: http://www.enrollkc.org
Wendell Phillips Elementary

School Details

Year Established: Information not shared with SMKCS
Total Enrollment: 268
School Type: KCPS-Neighborhood
School Hours: 9:15 am - 4:15 pm

Tuition

Tuition: NO Tuition

Demographics

Feeder Schools

Northeast Middle School

Northeast High School

22%
Receive Special Ed Services
23%
English Language Learners

Specialized Programs

    Arts Programs

      Sports Programs

        Clubs & Activities

          Social Services

          • School Breakfast
          • School Counselor
          • School Lunch
          • School Nurse

          Family Engagement

          • Evening Family Events
          • Parent Communication App
          • Parent-Teacher Conferences

          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: August 31
          Residence: Students live within Wendell Phillips' boundaries in the North Zone in KCPS boundaries.

          How to Apply

          Enroll online on the KCPS website.

          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.

          Apply to Wendell Phillips
          Apply: http://www.enrollkc.org

          Enrollment Requirements

          • Completed application
          • Birth Certificate
          • Current Immunization Record or Religious Exemption Statement
          • Most recent report card/transcript (not required for kindergarten applicants)

          Public schools also require:

          • Proof of Address (also called “Proof of Residency”)
          • Parent or guardian photo ID

          Standardized Test Results

          English

          * Indicates data has been suppressed due to a small student sample.

          Math

          * Indicates data has been suppressed due to a small student sample.

          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

          61%

          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

          0%

          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

          Exceeding

          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

          Exceeding

          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).

          Rita Allen, Wendell Phillips Parent

          I am a proud parent of a 4th grader and a 6th grader. My children have been under the leadership and instruction of the Wendell Phillips staff for four years. It has been a journey of parent teacher partnership to identify struggles, find solutions, set goals, and meet and exceed goals. My children have grown so much at Wendell Phillips.

          I enrolled my children at Wendell Phillips because it is our neighborhood school; however, this school turned out to a diamond in the rough. My daughter’s 3rd grade teacher Ms. Wooton cared enough to ensure that she would be able to obtain a strong foundation in math and reading so that she could get the help she needed to be academically successful. Each year my daughter has continued to have teachers like Ms. Edwards who were supportive and encouraged her to do well.

          Through LINC, the before and after school care, students are offered the ability to participate in great activities including Chess Club, Good News Club, Boy and Girl Scouts, and basketball. Tutoring is another great resource for students to study the skills learned during the day. Wendell Phillips makes it a priority to reach out to families and encourage parent involvement by hosting a monthly SAC Meeting to inform parents about upcoming events.