James Elementary is located at 5810 Scarritt in the Northeast area. James Elementary School is over a century old and is deeply rooted in tradition. Many former James students still reside in Kansas City and often, when former students come to town to visit, they stop by the school. James School is focused on high academic achievement and outfitted with the latest 21st Century Technological classroom tools to bring interactive lessons to life. To further advance the technological age, James school is a part of the 1to1Initiative in which every student received a laptop for usage in the classroom. James has over 15 active partnerships with local civic business and agencies. To that end, every child will visit a college in the 2015-2016 school year as they aim high towards attending college in their future. Taking Our Knowledge Straight to College is in its fourth consecutive year.