Award Year: 2016

Chapel Hill Elementary School

3220 NE 67th Terrace
Gladstone, MO, 64119-1542

(816) 321-5040

Mrs. Raylene Walsh, Principal at time of Nomination

North Kansas City Schools

School Website


The Chapel Hill community believes that all students, when provided with a safe environment, appropriate instruction, adequate time, and sufficient resources can learn and will learn.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 11%
  • White: 64%
  • Hispanic: 9%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 2%
  • Asian: 6%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 7%
  • ELL: 9%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Students researching and collaborating in the Library Media Center.

Students researching and collaborating in the Library Media Center.

Established in 1961, Chapel Hill is one of 21 elementary schools in the nationally accredited North Kansas City School District. We are proud to be a neighborhood school and an integral part of the community. Since its establishment, Chapel Hill's student population has continued to grow and evolve into a very diverse student group. Despite our rapidly changing student population, our highly-experienced staff works diligently to maintain high levels of achievement. We believe there is a strong correlation between student achievement and the high-quality instruction that results from implementation of research-based strategies and innovative techniques. We utilize a workshop model to deliver instruction, one that facilitates differentiation based on mastery. Daily conferring and formative assessments guide lesson planning for whole group, small group, and individual learning experiences. With our 21st century learners in mind, we have embraced a new model for technology integration and are nearing a 2:1 ratio of students to computers. Students are challenged to create, collaborate, problem-solve, and extend their thinking using technology as a platform. Our school motto is "Success for all - all children can learn and will learn." We attribute our high student achievement and continuous improvement, despite the increasing number of at-risk students, to our building-wide culture of high expectations. As our principal Raylene Walsh says, "It takes everyone doing their part, and more, to ensure all students learn at continuous high levels, year after year."