Top 10 Best Independence Public Elementary Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 31 public elementary schools serving 11,108 students in Independence, MO.
The top ranked public elementary schools in Independence, MO are William Yates Elementary School, Buckner Elementary School and John W. Luff Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Independence, MO public elementary schools have an average math proficiency score of 31% (versus the Missouri public elementary school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 35% (versus the 42% statewide average). Elementary schools in Independence have an average ranking of 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Missouri public elementary schools.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Missouri public elementary school average of 31% (majority Black).

Best Public Elementary Schools in Independence, MO (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
William Yates Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3600 Davidson Rd
Independence, MO 64055
(816) 874-3740
Grades: K-5
| 362 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Buckner Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2101 N Twyman Rd
Independence, MO 64058
(816) 650-7300
Grades: K-4
| 307 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
John W. Luff Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3700 S Delaware Ave
Independence, MO 64055
(816) 521-5415
Grades: PK-5
| 328 students
Rank: #44.
Sycamore Hills Elementary School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
15208 E 39th St S
Independence, MO 64055
(816) 521-5465
Grades: PK-5
| 521 students
Rank: #55.
Lewis And Clark Learning Ctr.
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2101 N Twyman Rd
Independence, MO 64058
(816) 650-7708
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
Rank: #66.
Mill Creek Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2601 N Liberty St
Independence, MO 64050
(816) 521-5420
Grades: PK-5
| 281 students
Rank: #77.
Three Trails Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
11801 E 32nd St S
Independence, MO 64052
(816) 521-5470
Grades: PK-5
| 331 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Cler-mont Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2101 N Twyman Rd
Independence, MO 64058
(816) 650-7350
Grades: K-4
| 349 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Little Blue Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2020 Quail Drive
Independence, MO 64057
(816) 521-5480
Grades: PK-5
| 284 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Blue Hills Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2101 N Twyman Rd
Independence, MO 64058
(816) 650-7440
Grades: K-4
| 340 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Indian Trails Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2101 N Twyman Rd
Independence, MO 64058
(816) 650-7645
Grades: PK-4
| 355 students
Rank: #1212.
Sugar Creek Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
11424 Gill St
Independence, MO 64054
(816) 521-5460
Grades: PK-1
| 129 students
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Bryant Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
827 W College
Independence, MO 64050
(816) 521-5400
Grades: PK-5
| 223 students
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Procter Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1403 W Linden Ave
Independence, MO 64052
(816) 521-5440
Grades: PK-5
| 212 students
Rank: #1515.
Blackburn Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
17302 E R D Mize Rd
Independence, MO 64057
(816) 521-5395
Grades: PK-5
| 404 students
Rank: #1616.
Bridger Middle School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 36%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
18200 E M-78 Hwy
Independence, MO 64057
(816) 521-5375
Grades: 6
| 787 students
Rank: #1717.
Spring Branch Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
20404 E Truman Rd
Independence, MO 64056
(816) 521-5455
Grades: PK-5
| 289 students
Rank: #1818.
Glendale Elementary School
(Math: 31% | Reading: 41%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2611 S Lee's Summit Rd
Independence, MO 64055
(816) 521-5510
Grades: PK-5
| 437 students
Rank: #1919.
Ott Elementary School
(Math: 30% | Reading: 37%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1525 N Noland Rd
Independence, MO 64050
(816) 521-5435
Grades: PK-5
| 399 students
Rank: #2020.
Thomas Hart Benton Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
429 S Leslie
Independence, MO 64050
(816) 521-5390
Grades: PK-5
| 405 students
Rank: #2121.
Santa Fe Trail Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1301 S Windsor St
Independence, MO 64055
(816) 521-5450
Grades: PK-5
| 362 students
Rank: #2222.
Fire Prairie Middle School
(Math: 29% | Reading: 31%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2101 N Twyman Rd
Independence, MO 64058
(816) 650-7158
Grades: 5-6
| 710 students
Rank: #2323.
Abraham Mallinson Elementary School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
709 North Forest Ave
Independence, MO 64054
(816) 521-5530
Grades: 2-5
| 259 students
Rank: #2424.
Cassell Park Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
10401 East 31st Street South
Independence, MO 64052
(816) 521-5540
Grades: PK-5
| 357 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Fairmount Elementary School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
120 N Cedar Ave
Independence, MO 64053
(816) 521-5405
Grades: PK-5
| 296 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
William Southern Elementary School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
4300 S Phelps Rd
Independence, MO 64055
(816) 521-5475
Grades: PK-5
| 405 students
Rank: #2727.
Korte Elementary School
(Math: 20% | Reading: 25%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2437 S Hardy Ave
Independence, MO 64052
(816) 521-5430
Grades: PK-5
| 458 students
Rank: #2828.
Elm Grove Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2101 N Twyman Rd
Independence, MO 64058
(816) 650-7400
Grades: K-4
| 305 students
Rank: #2929.
Day Treatment
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 21-39% )
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
600 W Mechanic Ave
Independence, MO 64050
(816) 521-5508
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
Rank: #3030.
Clifford H. Nowlin Middle School
(Math: 16% | Reading: 22%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2800 S Hardy Ave
Independence, MO 64052
(816) 521-5380
Grades: 6-8
| 934 students
Rank: #3131.
Randall Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
509 Jennings Rd
Independence, MO 64056
(816) 521-5445
Grades: PK-5
| 279 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Independence, Missouri

Independence, Missouri Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
2101 N Twyman Rd
Independence, MO 64058
(816) 650-7490
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
570 Evanston
Independence, MO 64053
(816) 418-4350
Grades: PK-6
| 362 students
2437-2431 S Hardy
Independence, MO 64052
(816) 418-4450
Grades: PK-6
| 538 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public elementary schools in Independence, MO?
The top ranked public elementary schools in Independence, MO include William Yates Elementary School, Buckner Elementary School and John W. Luff Elementary School.
How many public elementary schools are located in Independence, MO?
31 public elementary schools are located in Independence, MO.
What is the racial composition of students in Independence, MO?
Independence, MO public elementary schools minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Missouri public elementary schools average of 31% (majority Black).

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