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Elementary

Abraham Mallinson Elementary
709 N. Forest Avenue
Sugar Creek, MO 64054 Phone: 816-521-5530
Principal: Susan Barnes
E-mail: susan_barnes@isdschools.org
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Opened in the fall of 2013, Abraham Mallinson is the newest elementary school in the Independence School District.


Benton Elementary
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429 S. Leslie
Independence, MO 64050Phone: 816-521-5390
Fax: 816-521-5634Principal: Leslie Hochsprung
E-mail: leslie_hochsprung@isdschools.org
School Website
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Benton Elementary Data
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The original Benton school was built in 1903 and named for Thomas Hart Benton, a famous Missouri senator. The current building was opened in 1952, with a large addition in 1964. The media and early childhood learning centers opened in the spring of 2000, following the passage of a 1998 bond issue. Air conditioning was installed in the summer of 2000.


Mission

The staff at Thomas Hart Benton Elementary School envisions a child's education to be a cooperative responsibility involving the student, family, staff and community - working together to create an environment in which decisions are based on "what is best for student learning."

Vision
Thomas Hart Benton Elementary School will be a caring learning community where all members are valued as individuals and supported in their personal growth and development. In order to accomplish this, Benton will:

Provide quality instruction that effectively meets the needs of diverse learners and reflects current knowledge of best teaching, learning and assessment practices. Build positive, trusting relationships among all members of the Benton community. Engage students, families and staff in the educational process. Establish a safe, caring and supportive community where respect, responsibility, kindness and honesty are consistently valued and practiced. Foster ongoing growth through reflection, risk-taking and goal-setting.


Blackburn Elementary
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17302 R.D. Mize Rd
Independence, MO 64057Phone: 816-521-5395
Fax: 816-521-5635Principal: Sara Terrill
E-mail: sara_terrill@isdschools.org
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Blackburn Elementary is a preschool through fifth grade building educating more than 600 students each year. Our focus is to help students become proficient readers and writers. Our excellent staff and fantastic PTA work together to provide many opportunities for students to practice their reading and writing skills. Tutoring and monthly family night activities are just a sampling of student and family-centered activities that take place at Blackburn. Please visit our building web site to learn more about our staff, parent/student handbook and other activities.


Mission

Parents, teachers and students take responsibility to insure each learner will achieve the skills and self-confidence to be successful.


Bryant Elementary
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827 W. College
Independence, MO 64050Phone: 816-521-5400
Fax: 816-521-5636Principal: Dr. Jon Pye
E-mail: jon_pye@isdschools.org
School Website
Bryant Caring Communities
Bryant Elementary Data
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Bryant Elementary School, built in 1913 and re-modeled in 1980, is located in the Truman Historical District of the City of Independence. Bryant is located within easy walking distance of President Harry S. Truman's home and the Truman Presidential Museum and Library. Bryant is a charter member of the University of Missouri's, Missouri Partnership for Educational Renewal (MPER). As a member of MPER, Bryant is considered a Center for Educational Renewal in Teaching and Learning. Bryant is a "neighborhood school" with the majority of Bryant students walking to and from school. Bryant, as all Independence School District elementary schools, serves grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade.


Mission

Students, families, staff, and community create a safe and collaborative learning environment that inspires strength of character and develops skills for life long learning.


Vision

All learners are inspired to do the right thing, treat people right, and value learning.


Fairmount Elementary
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120 N. Cedar
Independence, MO 64053Phone: 816-521-5405
Fax: 816-521-5637Principal: Jeff Anger
E-mail: jeff_anger@isdschools.org
School Website
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Glendale Elementary
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2611 Lee's Summit Rd.
Independence, MO 64055Phone: 816-521-5510
Fax: 816-521-5638Principal: Todd Siebert
E-mail: todd_siebert@isdschools.org
School Website
Glendale Elementary Data
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Glendale was the name early settlers gave the valley land that bordered on the east along Lee's Summit Road and Crackerneck Road south to 39th Street. The Wizard of Oz Library features memorabilia from the famous film and one of its stars, Ray Bolger. Glendale is a sister city school with Megurita School in Higashimurayama, Japan. The school's Japanese Club plans many cultural and educational activities in conjunction with the Independence Sister City program.


Mission

Believing that every child can learn, Glendale will create an atmosphere of high achievement and mutual respect where each student is challenged to achieve his or her personal best.


Korte Elementary
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2437 S. Hardy
Independence, MO 64052Phone: 816-521-5430
Fax: 816-521-5641Principal: Ron Alburtus
E-mail: ron_alburtus@isdschools.org
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Korte Caring Communities
Korte Elementary Data
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Vision

Korte Elementary School is a caring learning community where all members are valued as individuals and supported in their personal growth and development. In order to accomplish this, we will:

  • Provide quality instruction that effectively meets the needs of diverse learners and reflects current knowledge of best teaching, learning, and assessment practices.
  • Build positive, trusting relationships among all members of the Korte community.
  • Engage students, families, and staff in the educational process.
  • Establish a safe, caring, and supportive community where respect, responsibility, kindness, and honesty are consistently valued and practiced.
  • Foster ongoing growth through reflection, risk-taking, and goal setting.

Little Blue Elementary
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2020 Quail Drive
Independence, MO 64057Phone: 816-521-5480
Fax: 816-521-5692Principal: Jeffrey Williams
E-mail: jeffrey_williams@isdschools.org
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Luff Elementary
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3700 S. Delaware
Independence, MO 64055Phone: 816-521-5415
Fax: 816-521-5639Principal: Melissa Carver
E-mail: melissa_carver@isdschools.org
School Website
Korte Elementary Data
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John W. Luff Elementary School, home of the proud Luff Lions, opened its doors in September of 1959. Luff is a diverse neighborhood school where parents, staff and community strive to make it the best possible place for children. Our faculty and staff are committed to creating a learning environment which focuses on high academic standards in order to ensure a successful future for our students.


Mission

The faculty and staff of John W. Luff will strive to create a collaborative culture which fosters an environment where students achieve the skills and self-confidence necessary to become lifelong learners.


Mill Creek Elementary
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2601 N. Liberty
Independence, MO 64050Phone: 816-521-5420
Fax: 816-521-5640Principal: Anthony King
E-mail: anthony_king@isdschools.org
School Website
Mill Creek Caring Communities
Mill Creek Elementary Data
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Mill Creek Elementary is a University of Missouri partnership school located in northern Independence. As a neighborhood school, Mill Creek staff, parents and community members partner to support every child as they develop the knowledge and skills needed to become active members of their community. The Mill Creek staff is dedicated to professional growth and lifelong learning to ensure a quality education for all students pre-kindergarten through fifth grade.


Mission

In a challenging and nurturing environment, the Mill Creek learning community and its partners will ensure that students are equipped with the academic and social skills necessary to develop to their greatest potential in a diverse society and ever-changing world.


Vision

Mill Creek Elementary School is a partnership of staff, parents, students and community with a vision of:

All members taking active roles in a team effort dedicated to student success. A school where research based instructional practices result in the powerful learning experiences needed for success in an ever-changing society. All students improving their academic performance and demonstrating their personal best daily to succeed as lifelong learners and problem solvers. All students striving to develop appropriate life skills that promote positive, responsible behaviors, and a solid work ethic: all students believe success comes through effort and hard work. All students developing an understanding of and a respect for people from varied cultural, ethnic, economic and racial backgrounds to become good citizens. A school that is safe, caring and educationally stimulating, which will increase student life chances.


Ott Elementary
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1525 N Noland Rd.
Independence, MO 64050Phone: 816-521-5435
Fax: 816-521-5642Principal: Ronnee Laughlin
E-mail: ronnee_laughlin@isdschools.org
School Website
Ott Elementary Data
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Welcome to Christian Ott Elementary, home of the Bear Cubs. Christian Ott takes pride in its rich history as the oldest elementary school in the Independence School District. We are committed to providing powerful learning experiences for all children in order to develop knowledgeable and successful learners. Visit our homepage for more information about our great school.


Mission

Where students are learning the skills they will need to be successful citizens of the future.


Procter Elementary
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1403 W. Linden
Independence, MO 64052Phone: 816-521-5440
Fax: 816-521-5643Principal: Amy Hawley
E-mail: amy_hawley@isdschools.org
School Website
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Procter Elementary Data
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Procter Elementary School has a distinguished place in the history of Independence. It has served this neighborhood since 1935. Our namesake, Alexander Procter, was a reverend at the First Christian Church during the late 1800s. Procter Elementary is built on his original family property. Several generations of families have attended Procter while living in one of Independence's oldest neighborhoods. On average 300 students, preschool through fifth grade attend Procter. In 2004, Procter was designated a Gold Star school by Missouri's Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Over its 72 years, Procter has had building additions four times, the most recent being in 2005. Procter remains the center of an active Independence neighborhood. Its beautiful setting, park-like landscaping, and vintage building assures that Procter Elementary School will be a distinguished place into the future.


Mission

The entire Procter community will create a dynamic culture committed to developing literate, responsible learners who understand the value of lifelong learning, demonstrate strength of character and realize their potential.


Vision

Procter Gold Star Accelerated Elementary School has a vision of a learning partnership where students, staff, families and community members are unified in purpose to create: A school community where all students and staff can achieve excellence and personal success in the processes of reading, writing and problem solving. A school community where students and staff work and learn in a safe, attractive, orderly and stimulating environment. A school community where students learn and practice honesty in relationships, responsibility for actions and respect for the rights of others. A school community where diversity is welcome and each person's strengths are celebrated.


Randall Elementary
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509 Jennings
Independence, MO 64056Phone: 816-521-5445
Fax: 816-521-5644Principal: Christy Compton
E-mail: christina_compton@isdschools.org
School Website
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Randall Elementary Data
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Welcome to Randall Elementary School. We are a neighborhood school located in northeast Independence. As a building, we have committed ourselves to providing the best possible education for our students. One way we facilitate this process is through our community involvement. We believe that by working with the community, we can create a successful environment for our students not only when they are in the classroom, but also when they are working and learning in their own neighborhoods. At Randall, we offer a strong focus on academics and achievement.


Mission

To provide learning experiences that give all students a maximum opportunity to become productive citizens.


Vision

The Randall Elementary School dream is a balance of teachers, students, parents and community members working together to create an environment for all persons to become lifelong learners where:

Students interweave life skills, arts and academics. Students have the freedom, right and responsibility to learn. Students have the freedom to experience happiness, friendship, fun and self-confidence in a safe atmosphere of support and understanding. Students begin their journey as lifelong learners who seek and achieve personal success and academic excellence. The environment is one of mutual respect. Home and school work as partners to develop students who are physically, mentally and morally sound and prepare the students to become responsible citizens. The equipment, building and surrounding property is continually upgraded and maintained to benefit the school family. Communication is developed with parents and community members in order to encourage their involvement.


Santa Fe Trail Elementary
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1301 S. Windsor
Independence, MO 64055Phone: 816-521-5450
Fax: 816-521-5645Principal: Gib Rito
E-mail: gib_rito@isdschools.org
School Website
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Santa Fe Trail Elementary Data
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Santa Fe Trail Elementary, a pre-kindergarten through fifth grade school, is located in the central part of Independence, Missouri, and was named for its historic location on the Santa Fe Trail. The 42,870 square foot school was constructed in 1980 to replace the former Alton and Noland schools. The Santa Fe Trail attendance area is bordered by commercial streets on the east and west, Chrysler Avenue and Noland Road respectively. The northern and southern boundaries, Truman Road and 31st Street, are residential neighborhoods. Busy 23rd Street and railroad tracks intersect and divide the Santa Fe Trail attendance area. Due to the high traffic on this thoroughfare, the vast majority of students are bus riders. Families from zip codes 64055, 64050 and some from 64052 make up the student population. Our Santa Fe Trail mascot is the Trailblazer and our school colors are blue and gold. Santa Fe Trail, a Title I school, is a true neighborhood school. Our programs continue to focus on student and family success. We are a "œFight Free" school and have a strong character education program. On average, approximately 200-300 family members attend monthly school and family night programs. We are proud that our Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) scores have consistently improved each year. This is a result of dedicated faculty and staff who consistently analyze our teaching methods and make necessary changes to improve student performance.


Mission

Santa Fe Trail will serve as a center linking student learning, family involvement and community support. By working together, we will create an environment which allows students to become successful contributors in society.


Spring Branch Elementary
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20404 E. Truman Rd.
Independence, MO 64056Phone: 816-521-5455
Fax: 816-521-5647Principal: Aaron Kirchhoff
E-mail: aaron_kirchhoff@isdschools.org
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Spring Branch Elementary Data
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Spring Branch Elementary School is located on the east side of the Independence School District. This is currently a growing area for new housing. We offer programs from early childhood education (three years to school age) through fifth grade in a family-friendly environment. Convenient before- and after-school childcare is offered through the Kids' Safari program. An active Parent Teacher Association supports the staff and students. Spring Branch is the home of the Wildcats. We believe in doing our personal best and focusing on success. There are a variety of enrichment clubs offered during the school year. Art, handbell music, Young Authors, community service, Books and Cooks, karate, lateral wall climbing, walking and cup stacking clubs are some of our most popular. Club time complements our district's comprehensive curriculum and offers additional opportunity for fun learning. We hope you will come to visit us soon.


Mission

To provide learning experiences that gives all students maximum opportunity to become productive citizens.


Sugar Creek Elementary
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11424 Gill
Sugar Creek, MO 64054Phone: 816-521-5460
Fax: 816-521-5648Principal: Shellie Dumas
E-mail: shellie_dumas@isdschools.org
School Website
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Sugar Creek Elementary Data
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Mission

The staff at Sugar Creek Elementary School will offer learning experiences in a structured, safe, positive, and culturally diverse learning community that will enhance student opportunities for success. Sugar Creek students will apply the knowledge and skills gained at school to be successful as they continue their school career and become productive self"“sufficient members of our global society.


Vision

Sugar Creek Elementary School is a caring learning community where all members are valued as individuals and supported in their personal growth and development. In order to accomplish this, we are committed to ensuring:

  • Providing quality instruction that effectively meets the needs of diverse learners and reflects current knowledge of the best teaching, learning, and assessment practices.
  • Working to foster positive, trusting relationships among all members of the Sugar Creek community.
  • Engaging all students, families, and staff members in the educational process.
  • Ensuring a safe, caring, and supportive school environment exists where respect, responsibility, kindness, and honesty are consistently valued and practiced.
  • As professionals, we will be fostering on-going growth through participation in quality professional development, reflection, positive risk taking, and professional goal setting.

Sycamore Hills Elementary
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15208 E. 39th St.
Independence, MO 64055Phone: 816-521-5465
Fax: 816-521-5649Principal: Amber Miller
E-mail: amber_miller@isdschools.org
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Mission

The Sycamore Hills Accelerated School community regards education as an ongoing process of learning and creating. The administration, staff, students, parents and community unite to create a school environment for the good of all. They believe that by building on strengths every individual in the school community is empowered to attain maximum development and achieve optimal learning.


Three Trails Elementary
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11801 E. 32nd St.
Independence, MO 64052Phone: 816-521-5470
Fax: 816-521-5650Principal: Robert Streich
E-mail: robert_streich@isdschools.org
School Website
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William Southern Elementary
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4300 Phelps
Independence, MO 64055Phone: 816-521-5475
Fax: 816-521-5646Principal: Kathy Ambrose
E-mail: kathy_ambrose@isdschools.org
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Come "Discover the Treasure Within" at William Southern Elementary School. We have an outstanding staff of professionals who are dedicated to achieving excellence; resulting in continued gains in MAP scores for students. All staff at William Southern Elementary will be innovative in their instruction to help students reach their full potential, developing students of good character, while instilling a love for learning. William Southern is the home of the Bulldogs with a pre-kindergarten through fifth grade program of studies. We enjoy tremendous PTA support from our neighborhood community and parents. Come be a part of our future!


Mission

Every child at William Southern can trust each adult to create a quality-learning environment, recognize their gifts, celebrate their successes and prepare them to become responsible, productive members of our community.