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Junction Elementary is one of four elementary schools in the Turner district consisting of students in grades preschool-5th grade. There are approximately 300 students and 50 faculty and staff members. At Junction we constantly strive for students to make the right choices in their education and teach them to be responsible for themselves and their work. 

Mission Statement
The school and home will create a learning environment which promotes productivity, responsibility, and self-reliance in each child.

Belief Statement
We believe learning is the shared responsibility of students, parents, community, teachers, and administrators. All students will be provided with opportunities:

  • To develop a sense of citizenship, respect for self, respect for others, and environment
  • To learn responsibility and self-discipline
  • To meet academic, social, emotional, and physical needs in a safe and fair environment
  • To become life long learners

christina compton, principal

Ms. Christina Compton is the principal at Junction Elementary. For the past ten years Ms. Compton has served as an elementary principal in both Excelsior Springs and Independence, Missouri before joining the Junction community. Prior to her role as principal, she taught first and second grade and was an instructional coach in the North Kansas City school District. She received her Elementary Education degree from Missouri State University and her Masters in Specialized Reading and administrative certification from Northwest Missouri State University. Most recently Ms. Compton completed her Education Specialist in Urban Policy and Leadership at the University of Missouri Kansas City.

"I am passionate about public education and I am driven and motivated by doing what is best for kids. Every decision that I make will be made with this premise in mind. In my many years as an educator, one truth has revealed itself over and over again - open communication is critical for success at all levels. In order for us to continue moving forward we must work together towards the same vision."- Christina Compton



Junction Elementary
2570 South 42nd St.
Kansas City, KS 66106

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School Hours 
8:05am - 3:05pm

Office Hours
7:00am - 4:00pm