Increasing learning through an extended school year

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Benjamin Banneker Elementary

Pre-K thru 6th Grade

Harrison Neal, Principal
7050 Askew
Kansas City, Missouri 64132
Phone: 816-418-1850

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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.


For the 2017-2018 school year, Banneker implemented an extended school year model to help decrease knowledge lost over the summer and allow teachers an extended time to continue lessons. School begins in August and runs through the end of July with short, additional breaks in the summer months.

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 Pre-K Program
  • Free Before & After School Care (K-6)
  • Mentoring Programs
  • National Elementary Honor Society
  • First Lego League Robotics Program
  • Student Council
  • Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts
  • Zoo Club
  • Girls on the Run
  • Basketball

Required Application Documents

Required documents to enroll in Kindergarten – 12th Grade:
(Kindergarten must be 5 years old by September 1, 2018)

  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

Documents to in enroll for Pre-Kindergarten:
(Pre-Kindergarten must be 3 years old by September 1, 2018)

  1. Enrollment application
  2. Student's verification of birth (Birth Certificate)
  3. Student's current immunization record
  4. Parent/guardian photo ID (Proof of guardianship, if required)
  5. Two proofs of residency.
  6. Proof of income:
    • Two current pay stubs
    • Current TANF award letter
    • Current SSI verification
    • Unemployment letter
    • Current 1040A tax form with W-2's, (employer letter on company letterhead, notarized letter from employer)
    • Child support letter


(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 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)