Ravenwood Elementary is one of 21 elementary schools in North Kansas City Schools. Over the last five years, attendance has ranged between 358 and 402. Currently, we serve approximately 380 students. We house an ELL program at Ravenwood and serve dozens of students that have English as a second language. We have 27 students involved in SAGE, our gifted program, which represents approximately 7 percent of our student population. Our staff to student ratio averages 20:1. The average years of experience of our professional staff are 8.2 years and 52.5 percent of our staff have advanced degrees.
Ravenwood opened in September 1967 as an open-pod school with just two pods and a sunken gym structure to provide physical education for students with space for performance-based events. At that time students ate lunch in their pods.
Within a year of opening, the school completed an additional pod structure to accommodate new growth in the community.
About 1996, pods were restructured into classrooms, and the school added eight new classrooms and a large gym. The sunken gym area was leveled to provide cafeteria space for student dining.
In the summer of 2005 an additional Kindergarten classroom was added to the existing structure to accommodate the continued growth within Ravenwood's learning community.
Our school offers a before- and after-school program called Adventure Club. Ravenwood offers extracurricular activities for our students such as “Running Ravens” track club and “The Rocking Ravens” singing club. Students in 4th and 5th grades have the opportunity to apply for the Student Council Advisory Board and may enroll in the Orchestra.
As our school continues to grow, we strive to find ways to create learning experiences that are engaging, innovative, and challenging.