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Welcome to William Yates Elementary

  • The mission of the William Yates Elementary School

     Empowered children today, powerful leaders tomorrow." 

    The Leader In Me 
    The Leader in Me is an innovative, school-wide model that emphasizes a culture of student empowerment and helps unleash each child’s full potential. Applying The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, teachers and students internalize timeless leadership principals that nurture the skills students need for success in the 21st century.





  •  Enrollment

    New Student Enrollment at WYE: July 31st from 8:30-7:00

    Returning Student Enrollment: August 7th from 8:30-7:00 

    Kindergarten Enrollment

    Beginning Monday, June 4, Kindergarten students will need to go to DPS to verify residency (no longer accepted at the school).  They open July 16 from 8 AM – 4PM, Monday-Friday.



    WYE Summer School

    Letters for Summer School Placement will be in the mail the week of May 29th 


    Summer School Info



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    WYE Free Summer Lunch and Breakfast Menu






    Summer School will run from June 4th - June 28th with WYE being offered as one of the sites.   The attached form must be received in the WYE office by Friday, April 13th. 

     Summer School K-4

    Summer School 5th going to Middle School




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  • 3600 Davidson Road
    Independence, MO 64055
    School Hours:
    9:15 a.m. -4:05 p.m.

    Office Hours:
    Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. 
    School Lunch Times:
    Kindergarten: 11:55-12:15
    1st Grade: 12:05-12:25
    2nd Grade: 12:20-12:40
    3rd Grade: 12:30-12:50
    4th Grade: 12:45-1:05
    5th Grade: 12:55-1:15
    (816) 874-3799


  • Car riders may enter the building at 8:55 am daily. Please refrain from bringing your students any earlier, as we do not have supervision prior to 8:55 am. If you have questions about drop-off or pick-up traffic flow, please contact the school office at 816-874-3740