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Home of the Comets

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About Us


Mission Statement

Building a foundation upon which all students can develop essential academic and life skills.

Starside Elementary is home of the COMETS. We are a Title I school with approximately 450 students, kindergarten to 5th grade, and over 70 dedicated staff members. Our Starside Family works together each day to develop and grow academic, social, and life skills in order to make a positive difference in our community. We have a relentless commitment to spreading kindness and leading by example to achieve our fullest potential. COMETS have heart!

Office Staff

Jan Hicks, Principal 

Michelle Brown, School Improvement Specialist

Starla Newberry, Registrar 

Andrea Clem, Building Secretary

McKenzi Mispagel, Counselor 

Tara Brown, Nurse

To report an absence, parents or guardians may contact the school by phone at 913-667-6279 or use the "Report an Absence" online form as a convenience.

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Our Location:
35400 West 91st Street
De Soto, KS 66018

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Our Office Hours:
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM 

Our Academic Day:
Doors open to all students - 8:30 AM
School starts - 8:45 AM
Dismissal - 3:50 PM 

Starside Family Handbook

The Kansas State Department of Education report card for Starside Elementary may be viewed here.