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School options in KCPS' boundaries are unique. Start with an overview of KC's school landscape.
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Helping KC families find the right school for their child

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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Brain science: Should schools teach boys and girls different subjects?

Apr 23, 2015
Brain science: Should schools teach boys and girls different subjects? THE WASHINGTON POST, 4/23/2015 Among the more thought-provoking discoveries in the emerging science regarding the teen brain is the fact that the pace of brain development differs in males and … read more

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Review of Missouri K-12 learning goals further strained

Apr 21, 2015
Review of Missouri K-12 learning goals further strained KC Star, 4/20/2015 A panel of Missouri teachers and parents tasked with reviewing the state's education standards is so divided that members told the State Board of Education on Monday they have … read more

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As KC school district ponders big moves, Southwest students are at the forefront

Apr 20, 2015
As KC school district ponders big moves, Southwest students are at the forefront KC STAR, 4/19/15 Read about the perspectives of the current Southwest High School students as education leaders continue to discuss the future of their school. Read the … read more

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In New Orleans, A Second-Chance School Tries Again

Apr 19, 2015
In New Orleans, A Second-Chance School Tries Again NPR, 4/17/15 Read about a young principal's determination to transform the school culture and the students' attitude toward school at a "second chance school" in New Orleans. Read the full story at NPR.org

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Stowers Foundation pledges $2 million toward Academie Lafayette-Southwest high school partnership

Apr 15, 2015
Stowers Foundation pledges $2 million toward Academie Lafayette-Southwest high school partnership KC Star, 4/14/15 $3.3 million pledged in support of an Academie Lafayette-KCPS High School, located at the current Southwest Early College Campus. Read the full story at KCStar.com

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"Schoolhouse Trivia"

June 11, 2015
Drexel Hall
We hope you'll join us for our inaugural fundraiser, Schoolhouse Trivia, on June 11th at Drexel Hall! Enjoy a fun evening of dinner and trivia and a unique opportunity to learn more about Kansas City's schools! Your opportunity to purchase tickets … read more
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Get the Stats

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.