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John Fiske Elementary School

PDS School Name: 
John Fiske Elementary School
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Located in Kansas City, Kansas, John Fiske serves students in kindergarten through fifth grade.  Eighty-five percent of John Fiske’s student population is ethnically diverse.  Nearly 76% of its students are eligible to receive free or reduced lunch and 17% qualify for ELL support.

PDS School Representative: 
Josie Herrara
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John Fiske Elementary School

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