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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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East High School Gets Multi-million dollar grant for academics

Jan 19, 2017
KCUR East High School, in Kansas City, recieves multi-million dollar School Improvement Grant (SIG). This is federal money awarded through the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). DESE distributes the SIG to very low performing schools. Read the full … read more

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How the systemic segregation of schools is maintained by 'individual choices'

Jan 19, 2017
NPR Since the ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, many schools have remained segregated or re-segregated. Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross that when it comes to school segregation, separate is never truly equal. Read the full … read more

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5 big ideas in education that don't work

Jan 19, 2017
NPR Education researcher, John Hattie, suggests that popular school remedies aren't as effective as they're thought to be. In particular, achievment standards, achievement tests, school choice, small class sizes, and more money. Read the full story at NPR.org.

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positive school cultures thrive when support staff included

Jan 19, 2017
neaToday In matters of education and school culture, everyone involved-- including principals, custodians and bus drivers to teachers, nurses, administrators, security and food service workers-- all help to mold a quality education experience for students. It's important that each adult involved … read more

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Mark Bedell Reflects on his first semester as KCPS Superintendent

Jan 19, 2017
KCUR KCPS Supt. Bedell says he's done observing--it's time to act. Last month Bedell outlined his plan to move the district forward in a 22-page report in which he recapped his experiences during his first 100 days as superintendent. Read … 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.