Enrollment opens December 14 at 8 am

Primitivo Garcia

Primitivo Garcia Elementary

Pre-Kindergarten thru 6th Grade

Jacqueline Tanner, Principal
1000 W. 17th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
Phone: 816-418-8725
8:20 am – 3:20 pm

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Developing tomorrow’s leaders.

Named after a Mexican-American hero, Primitivo Garcia, Primitivo Garcia Elementary School is a diverse neighborhood school that serves students from a variety of cultures and backgrounds. We are in our second year of implementing “The Leader In Me” program. This program is based on the principles of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People developed by Steven Covey. The purpose of this grant is develop leadership skills in all students by showing them their worth, potential and positive contributions to the school.

Meeting the needs of all learners.

It is the belief of Primitivo Garcia Elementary School that we are a community of learners. School is a safe place where everyone comes together to promote learning. Teachers work together as a team and serve as instructional and life mentors to our students. Families are essential partners in this relationship and this relationship is strengthened through active participation.

Our community partners are a vital part of the school as they help to educate and meet the needs of children. Some of our partners include Mattie Rhodes, KC Hispanic News, Score One for Health, Ruiz Public Library, Tony Aguirre Community Center, KC Lead to Read, William Jewel College and The Literacy Lab. These partners offer students valuable relationships with caring adults and other opportunities that the school would not be able to provide without their support.

Activities & programs include:

  • Free Before & After School Care (K-6)
  • Basketball
  • Kids in the Kitchen
  • Leader in Me School
  • One-to-One digitial devices
  • Score One for Health
  • Drill Team
  • Art
  • Gardening
  • Lead to Read
  • Literacy Lab
  • Mattie Rhodes partner

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

Documents to in enroll for Pre-Kindergarten:
(Pre-Kindergarten must be 3 years old by August 31)

  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 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)