Award Year: 2020

Piper Elementary School

3131 North 122nd Street
Kansas City, KS, 66109-4827

(913) 721-1243

Mrs. Bilee Jo Grable, Principal at time of Nomination

Piper-Kansas City

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Our mission is "to provide each student with quality instruction, learning opportunities, and a safe educational environment which inspires academic success, personal excellence, and responsible citizenship".

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 14%
  • White: 72%
  • Hispanic: 5%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 4%
Students partner with local organizations.

Students partner with local organizations.

At Piper Elementary our work is centered around students' social-emotional well being and fostering behaviors and attitudes that create a welcoming and positive environment for all. With a positive attitude towards school, students have a reason to want to be at school because they have something special to offer to our building. Our students are at the center of everything we do in Piper!

We are committed to creating a foundation of academic and social-emotional success. We pride ourselves in educating students and parents in the process through which children understand and manage emotions, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. Our school connects with students from diverse backgrounds and serves students with different motivations for engaging learning, behaving positively, and performing academically. We believe that social-emotional learning provides a foundation for safe and positive learning and enhances each student's ability to succeed in school, community, and life.

Unique to our student learning and success is the investment we take in adult learning and the common purpose for working together. We accept learning as the fundamental purpose of our school and, therefore, are willing to examine all practices for their impact on learning. We are invested in the ideas, curiosity, and wonder of others. Individuals and teams seek relevant data and information to promote continuous growth, gauging our effectiveness on the basis of results rather than intentions. We are hard on ideas but soft on people.

Our work is love made visible. - Kahil Gibran