Award Year: 2016

Lucy Franklin Elementary School

111 NE Roanoke Drive
Blue Springs, MO, 64014-1305

(816) 874-3690

Mr. Doug Nielsen, Principal at time of Nomination

Blue Springs R-IV School District

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Lucy Franklin is committed to providing a quality school experience characterized by high expectations, mutual respect, responsibility, and outstanding performance within and beyond the classroom.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 6%
  • White: 79%
  • Hispanic: 8%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 6%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Lucy Franklin is student-centered, family-friendly and parent-supported.

Lucy Franklin is student-centered, family-friendly and parent-supported.

Lucy Franklin Elementary (LFE) is one of 13 elementary schools in the Blue Springs R-IV School District and currently serves a diverse population of 605 K-5 students. The school provides a comprehensive education to students through its talented staff.

As a close-knit neighborhood school, LFE is best described as student-centered, family-friendly, high-performing and parent-supported. The school opened in 1989 and as a result of strong growth within its attendance boundaries, has experienced additions to the facility, including classroom space, a multipurpose room, an artificial turf surface and handicap accessible playground equipment. The school also includes exercise clubs, disc golf course, and walking/running track, supporting its commitment to community health and wellness. During the 1996-97 school year, LFE was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School.

There is a single theme at LFE - unity of purpose. The school implemented Professional Learning Community (PLC) data teams. Staff developed a vision of total stakeholder engagement. This was accomplished through two-way communication, transparency, fidelity with instructional approach, and shared ownership for a commitment to student success.

Students at LFE have shown significant gains in meeting or exceeding proficiency on statewide annual assessments. In the past three years, LFE has achieved the highest number of students in the Proficient and Advanced range within the Blue Springs School District.

Through a mutual commitment towards the unity of purpose, Lucy Franklin Elementary continues to focus on the needs of its students.