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Turner Elementary School is located in the heart of the Turner school district between Turner High School and Turner Middle school. Turner Elementary serves approximately 650 students in Preschool through 5th grade. Our campus is adjacent to Pierson Park and is the former Pierson Junior High School. When the new Turner High School was opened, the former Turner High building became Turner Middle School, the Pierson campus was remodeled for elementary students, and Turner Elementary was relocated from what is now recognized at the Turner Recreation Center.

With a full contingent of highly professional certified and classified staff, we are working together to ensure our students get the best educational opportunities available. Turner Elementary is a great place to learn and grow!

Our Mission
Achieving success by expecting the best from everyone.
We will...
Understand & Appreciate Differences
Be Innovative
Strive for Growth
We are CUBS!

TARA HUDSON, principal

Tara Hudson has been principal of Turner Elementary since 2015. Before becoming principal, Ms. Hudson was the assistant principal at Turner Elementary. She also taught math, science, and ELA at the Sixth Grade Academy. Prior to that, she taught 5th grade and Oak Grove Elementary. Before coming to Turner, Ms. Hudson taught 4th and 5th grade in USD 500. She received her Masters of Administration from Emporia State and her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Kansas State. 




Chad Cross is the Curriculum Administrator at Turner Elementary. Prior to joining Turner in 2021, Chad was a counselor at Belton High School and an administrator at Herndon Career Center in the Raytown School District. Chad received his B.S. in business & psychology and M.S in School Leadership from Baker University. Chad earned his M.Ed. in sport psychology and Ed.S. in school counseling from the University of Missouri. He is excited to be part of the TE family! 




Turner Elementary
1800 S. 55th St.
Kansas City, KS 66106

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School Hours 
8:05am - 3:05pm

Office Hours
7:00am - 4:00pm