Located on the original Santa Fe Trail, Blue Ridge Elementary opened for the 1948-49 school year, with first through fifth grades. Funding for Blue Ridge came from a 1945 bond issue, one of 18 that voters passed in 18 consecutive years in Raytown. During the 1992-1993 school year, Blue Ridge students attended other elementary schools as a major renovation took place. The fireplace that is in the Blue Ridge office to this day, is a part of the original building.
School Supply Lists
The basic* school supply list for Blue Ridge can be found here.
*These are basic lists to get students started for the year. Certain classroom activities may require additional supplies throughout the year. Many schools may also be holding school supply sales, and if so, they will be sending you information on dates and time.
As part of the district's efforts to be more environmentally friendly, embrace innovative technology and maintain fiscal responsibility, the district has transitioned from paper to electronic flier (eflier delivery). To publicize content that supports the basic educational mission of the district and/or benefits the population of the district in a positive manner, the Raytown C-2 School District uses Peachjar, a free online service for schools, to post approved efliers so that they are accessible to parents, staff and students as wanted/needed. To learn more about Peachjar, please click here.
Kansas City’s mask mandate expired on Jan. 1, 2022. Masking is now encouraged but optional for all students and staff. Masks are still federally mandated to be worn on public transportation; therefore, we will continue to require masks on all district transportation including school buses.
Southwood Elementary Principal Dr. April Sutherland was recently selected as the Kansas City Suburban Region Exemplary New Principal by the Kansas City Elementary Principals Association (KCEPA).
The Raytown School District was awarded the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) for the 2021–2022 budget year.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:30 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.
Wednesday Early Release
8:30 a.m. - 2:05 p.m.
Half Day Schedule
8:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Lunch is served.