John T. Hartman Elementary

Pre-Kindergarten thru 6th Grade

Dr. Jessie Kirksey, Principal
8111 Oak St.
Kansas City, Missouri 64114
Phone: 816-418-1750
8:20 am – 3:20 pm

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Creating a caring, collaborative learning environment.

John T. Hartman Elementary is best known for its outstanding culture. With a caring, nurturing staff, extensive community partnership and generous parent involvement, Hartman Elementary is built on the desire to develop the whole student.

The main focuses at Hartman are attendance, attitude and achievement. By providing a solid foundation, students quickly learn how to be competitive and grow naturally into their love of learning.


Throughout the year, the principal hosts town hall meetings where students are empowered to raise their voice and become a part of the solution.

School leadership understands that a well-cultivated school, along with those special teachers that inspire their students, will result in students who not only want to learn, but will naturally become top scholars.

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 Pre-K Program
  • Free Before & After School Care (K-6)
  • Free Breakfast & Lunch
  • Drama Club
  • Newspaper Club
  • Hartman GEMS
  • Hartman GENTS
  • Boy Scouts
  • Girl Scouts
  • New Outdoor Classroom
  • Upper Room Summer School
  • UMKC Literacy Program