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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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Divides over charter schools and race await the next Kansas City superintendent

May 21, 2015
Divides over charter schools and race await the next Kansas City superintendent Kansas City Star, 5/20/2015 As Superintendent Steve Green plans to step down, the school board discerns the process it will use to choose an interim superintendent and then … read more

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KC schools superintendent is finalist for Atlanta job

May 13, 2015
KC Superintendent Steve Green set to leave for post in Atlanta area The Kansas City Star, 5/13/2015 Superintendent Steve Green plans to leave Kansas City Public Schools for a superintendent post at the Atlanta-area DeKalb County School District after four years of leading … read more

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Best High Schools in Missouri

May 13, 2015
BEST HIGH SCHOOLS IN MISSOURI U.S. News and World Report, 5/12/2015 Lincoln College Preparatory Academy is ranked 1st among public high schools within Missouri. Find out why Lincoln College Prep earned this honor and more about how other MO schools ranked at USNews.com

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Boosting Education For Babies And Their Parents

May 11, 2015
Boosting Education For Babies And Their Parents NPR, 5/9/2015 The Harlen Children's Zone celebrates the graduation of 5,000 parents or expectant parents from its unique parent education program, The Baby College. Over nine consecutive Saturdays, students learn about subjects including baby-proofing, nutrition, … read more

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From Ferguson to Baltimore: The Fruits of Government-Sponsored Segregation

Apr 30, 2015
From Ferguson to Baltimore: The Fruits of Government-Sponsored Segregation 4/29/2015, Economic Policy Institute This article explores some of the root causes of segregation in so many major cities and suggests how we can start to reverse it. As we continue … read more

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Schoolhouse Trivia

June 11, 2015
Drexel Hall
Join us for our inaugural fundraiser, Schoolhouse Trivia, on June 11th at Drexel Hall! Enjoy live music, great food, complimentary drinks, and a friendly game of grade-school trivia with several of Kansas City’s finest school leaders. Tickets are just $75 with … 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.