About

Kansas City Kansas Public Schools

Our School District Website

Emergency Safety Interventions

Here is the link for the KCKPS Emergency Safety Interventions.

Our ESI Policy

Current Emergency Safety Interventions Policies from the KCKPS district.

Code of Conduct

Here is the KCKPS Code of conduct


Banneker Elementary School will prepare our students for the 21st Century by developing skills of problem-solving, research and critical thinking. Our goals of student achievement and success will be supported by a positive, encouraging learning community.

The school is named after a famous African American, Benjamin Banneker. He was a mathematician, astronomer, and writer of an almanac and a scientist. He devised the plans of the city of Washington, D.C.

The colors are blue and gold. Blue stands for “The Sky is the Limit”. Gold stands for “Richness in Knowledge.”

The mascot is the panther, “Paw” panther. We, like panthers are climbers, climbing to the top of the ladder of honor and success.

Kid Zone

Banneker Elementary is fortunate to be able to offer an after-school Kidzone Program. 

Students in Kindergarten through fifth grades may participate in variety of activities including Camp Fire, homework, and tutorial sessions, girl scouts and martial arts.

Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 4:00 – 6:00 PM, and on Wednesday from 2:00 – 6:00 PM. Enrollment packets are available at school. For more information, contact the Kidzone Office at (913) 627-4390.

Early Dismissal Days 

Students will be dismissed at 2:00 PM on the following Wednesday afternoons for teacher Staff Development. Parents are welcome to attend. 

  • August 17, 24, 31
  • September 7, 14, 21, 28
  • October 5, 12, 19, 26
  • November 2, 9, 16, 30
  • December 7, 14
  • January 4, 11, 18, 25
  • February 1, 8, 15, 22
  • March 1, 8, 22, 29
  • April 5, 12, 19, 26
  • May 3, 10, 17, 24

School Closings

Announcements about school closings during bad weather will be listed on local TV news and Radio Stations. These are generally posted by at least 7:00 AM. Look for USD #500 and/or Kansas City Kansas Unified School District. A message on the schools’s answering machine will also explain if school will be cancelled or not. You may call Banneker Elementary at 913-627-4700