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Neighborhood schools, charter schools, signature schools, private schools – for anyone living in the Kansas City Public Schools district, finding the right school for our children is a challenge. Show Me KC Schools helps families navigate the elementary, middle, and high schools serving children and youth in the heart of Kansas City.

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The Economic Cost of Truancy

Aug 28, 2015
The Atlantic According to a recent report, truancy is a growing problem. There is a litany of long-term side effects that affect not just the children, but also their communities and the nation as a whole. Read the full article at TheAtlantic.com. … read more

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Kansas City Public Schools To Partner In Charter School

Aug 27, 2015
KCUR, 8/27/2015 An innovative partnership betweeen KCPS and Urban Neighborhood Initiative's proposed charter school, KC Neighborhood Academy, moves forward after last night's school board meeting. KC Neighborhood Academy plans to open in fall of 2016 with a focus on STEAM … read more

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Students’ ACT scores in Missouri, Kansas beat the national average

Aug 26, 2015
The Kansas City Star, 8/27/15 If the national ACT exams are a true indicator, then Missouri graduates are more prepared for college this year than last year, and most plan to pursue a higher education. More Missouri graduates took the … read more

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How The U.S. Is Neglecting Its Smartest Kids

Aug 25, 2015
NPR, 8/24/2015 Author, Chester E. Finn Jr., argues that high achievers are being neglected by schools that have no incentive to push them farther up in his book titled Failing Our Brightest Kids: The Global Challenge of Educating High-Ability Students. … read more

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Latest state tests are a mixed bag for Kansas City Public Schools

Aug 17, 2015
The Kansas City Star, 8/17/2015 The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education on Monday released Missouri Assessment Program test scores showing how the 528 districts and 39 charter schools across the state performed in four key academic areas. Kansas … read more

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If you are exploring this website you are probably like many other parents in Kansas City trying to understand the differences between schools and hoping to find the right school for your child. Here are some facts about Kansas City schools to get you started.
Where to Begin?

Where to Begin?

For many parents searching for the right school for their children, the questions are limitless: What’s my KCPS neighborhood school? What Catholic school can my child attend? What is a charter school? Our FAQ page is a good place to find these answers.
Navigating the Choices

Navigating the Choices

Not one, but 15 school districts serve students in Kansas City, Missouri. They are: Belton, Blue Springs, Center, Grandview, Hickman Mills, Independence, Kansas City Public Schools, Kearney, Lee’s Summit, Liberty, North Kansas City, Park Hill, Platte County, Raytown, and Smithville. Show Me KC Schools provides information about every K-12 school within Kansas City Public Schools’ boundaries – charter, district, private, and parochial.
What is a charter school?

What is a charter school?

A charter school is a tuition-free public school for families who live within the boundaries of the Kansas City Public Schools district. Charter schools operate independently of the traditional public school district and are governed as 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations.
KCPS: Two Types of Schools

KCPS: Two Types of Schools

Did you know KCPS operates two types of schools- neighborhood schools and signature schools (previously “magnet schools”)? Signature schools offer specific educational themes, such as Montessori, foreign language, performing arts, or college preparation. All students living within the KCPS district may apply to attend a signature school, regardless of where they live in the district.
SHOW ME KC SCHOOLS BELIEVES THAT GREAT SCHOOL OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE TO KC FAMILIES AND THAT THESE OPTIONS WILL ONLY INCREASE AS MORE FAMILIES INVEST IN OUR SCHOOLS.