Enrollment opens December 14 at 8 am


Benjamin Banneker Elementary

Kindergarten thru 6th Grade

Harrison Neal, Principal
7050 Askew Ave.
Kansas City, Missouri 64132
Phone: 816-418-1850
9:15 am – 4:15 pm

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Serving the next generation of Kansas City’s leaders.

Come home to Benjamin Banneker Elementary School! Many of our staff hail from the Kansas City area and are honored to be serving our community and our next generation of leaders. We strive to provide the best culture and environment each day for every student.

Community partnerships are very important at Banneker. Organizations support our school by providing volunteers who assist everyday with programs and activities to help make school both fun and challenging to all of our students, including our successful mentoring program.


As one of KCPS’ neighborhood schools, we offer a variety of different programs and services to help both the student and his/her family.

Activities include:

  • Free School Supplies for every student
  • Free Before & After School Care (K-6)
  • DJ Dream Foundation
  • Loads of Love Laundry Foundation
  • Scholastic's My Very Own Library
  • Mentoring Programs
  • National Elementary Honor Society
  • Every Kid in a Park Grant: George Washington Carver National Monument Museum
  • First Lego League Robotics Program
  • Student Council
  • Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts
  • Zoo Club
  • Girls on the Run
  • Basketball

Required documents to enroll in Kindergarten – 12th Grade:
(Kindergarten must be 5 years old by August 31)

  1. Birth Certificate
  2. Student's current immunization record
  3. Parent/guardian photo ID (Proof of guardianship, if required)
  4. Previous school records – transcript, behavior, attendance (grades 1st – 6th)
  5. Two proofs of residency (See “Acceptable Proofs of Residency” list below)
    • One from each column


(one from each column)


  • Valid Property Deed
  • Current Real Estate Tax Receipt
  • Mortgage Statement/Bill
  • Signed Residential Lease Agreement
  • Residency Affidavit – Must be notarized (find at kcpublicschools.org or Office of Admissions 2901 Troost)


  • Current utility bill: electric, water or gas. (Disconnect or shutoff notices will not be accepted. Bills must be within the last 30 days)
  • Personal Property Tax Receipt (Past year)
  • Homeowner’s/Rental Insurance Policy (Current year)
  • Social Services, Social Security Statement, or Other Legal/Court Documents
  • Pay stub/Pay check (within 30 days)
  • Bank statement (within 30 days)