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Welcome To Sterling Elementary!

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522 East Gay Street- Warrensburg, Missouri 64093

Telephone - 660.747.7478
Fax - 660.747.9400

Principal: Dr. Christine Johnson
 Assistant Principal: Ms. Ashley Tegenkamp


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Welcome to Sterling Elementary School

If you are new to the Sterling family, you just entered into a very special school. Sterling is a close-knit educational community that promotes the academic and social development of all students in a safe, friendly environment. We are committed to valuing the unique traits of ALL our learners and invite our families to work in partnership with our school.  This year our school motto is "let's root for each other and watch each other grow."   We are committed to our work as educators and acknowledge the impact our words and actions can have on students' success.  At Sterling, we will cheer for all members of our learning community.

Our dedicated staff serves approximately 425 students in grades 3rd-5th.  At Sterling, we continue to reach for the stars and set goals leading to student success.  Our school will take time to guide students in charting their progress towards meeting academic and social goals, engage in celebrations when we reach specific milestones, and communicate our approach in achieving individual and team successes.  This year our three building goals are:

Reading: Sterling students will show growth on the STAR Reading assessments. By May 2020 80% of Sterling students will be at or above grade level.

Math: Sterling students will show growth on the STAR Math assessments. By May 2020 75% of Sterling students will be at or above grade level.

Behavior: By May 2020, Sterling students will consistently demonstrate behaviors that reflect a safe, respectful, and responsible school climate as evidenced by a higher ratio of positive versus negative office referrals.

I am honored and humbled to be the principal of this amazing school, as this year will be my sixth year to serve the community in this capacity.  This year we welcome aboard Mrs. Ashley Tegenkamp, assistant principal. We invite you to join our community as we work together to best serve our students!  It is our desire to keep you informed of all that is taking place at school.  Up-to-date and additional information will be sent to you via email and will appear on our school & teacher web pages.  Frequent school happenings & celebrations will be featured on social media: Follow us on Facebook at Sterling Elementary School and Twitter @WR6Principal.

Please feel free to contact us at any time if you have a suggestion, concern, or just a "good story" to share!   We look forward to working with you and your children!


Dr. Christine JohnsonPrincipal

Mrs. Ashley Tegenkamp, Assistant Principal

Hello, Sterling Families! I am excited to serve as your Assistant Principal for the 19-20 school year! I live is Lee's Summit with my husband, Marc, and two sons, Peyton (9) and Luke (6). I taught in the classroom for 9 years (grades 1, 3, 4, and 6) in Lee's Summit and served as an instructional coach in the Fort Osage School District for the last 3 years. I am looking forward to connecting and growing with you this year! Do not ever hesitate to contact me with anything you may need! Let's make it a great year!
Ms. Ashley Tegenkamp
Assistant Principal

With Excitement & Anticipation,
Christine Johnson, Ed. D.
Principal, Sterling Elementary
Phone: (660)-747-7478.




During regular school hours: Our doors open at 7:50am and school begins at 8:20am. We dismiss at 3:20pm.

Click Here to see The District's Supply List.
Sterling and Martin Warren's Summer Reading Challenge
*Click HERE to quickly see Nellie Hart Sterling Library Media Webpages.

* Click Here to access the Flexible Learning Site.
* Click Here to access the free online books from Mid-America that can be accessed through July 31.


Parents: These are Third Grade Math Tutorials and Fourth Grade  Math Tutorials which go along with our math series.