About Lakewood

  • Hello! Welcome to Lakewood Elementary School — Home of the Leopards!

    Lakewood Elementary School has a rich history in the North Kansas City School District. Established in 1956, Lakewood opened its doors in the fall of 1957.

    Our school site is located in Kansas City, Missouri and sits across a beautiful scenic lake. It is one of 22 elementary schools in the North Kansas City Schools and currently has the smallest student population in the district.

    Lakewood currently serves kindergarten through fifth grade, with approximately 235 students. Class size averages approximately 22 students. In addition to our core curriculum, we offer art, physical education, computer technology and music. Our fifth grade students have the opportunity to participate in an additional music program, learning how to play a string instrument.

    Our school day starts with our bell ringing at 8:45 a.m., and we end our day at 3:40 p.m. 

    We have an active PTA and various events scheduled that make for a fun year for our students. We have a strong sense of community and support.

    Mission Statement

    Lakewood Elementary is a community-based school that provides a solid educational foundation to develop successful citizens of character to ensure the development of lifelong learners.

    Our principal, teachers and staff are all dedicated to assisting our students grow intellectually, academically, physically and emotionally. As our principal states we are “All-In”.

    Learning at the Lake – At Norclay!

    Beginning in fall 2023, we will hold school at the Norclay Building in North Kansas City (on the campus of North Kansas City High School) temporarily while our brand-new school is built! Planned to open in 2025, the new facility will bring together students from both Lakewood and Winnwood Elementary to provide a world-class, modern learning environment.

    Our phone number will remain the same. The address for Norclay is 2061 N. Howell St, NKC, MO 64116.

Quick Facts

  • Grades K-5
    Established 1956
    Mascot: Leopards
    Colors: Black and Gold
    School Hours - 8:45 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.