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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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In state proficiency tests, all scores are not created equal

Jul 5, 2015
In state proficiency tests, all scores are not created equal KC Star, 7/5/2015 A report by Harvard Kennedy School professor Paul E. Peterson gave Missouri an “A” for its rigor and ranked it eighth in the nation. Kansas, in the … read more

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The Problem With Ds

Jun 29, 2015
The Problem With Ds The Atlantic, 6/29/2015 Andrew Simmons argues that the kids who became accustomed to Ds in high school often struggle if and when they’re in college because they never developed the academic and personal skills necessary to … read more

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Preliminary test scores show KC schools building a case for full accreditation

Jun 25, 2015
Preliminary test scores show KC schools building a case for full accreditation KC Star, 6/24/2015 As spring test scores are rolling in, Kansas City Public Schools is optimistic that their improved high school test scores will lead to full accreditation. … read more

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Fidgeting May Benefit Children With A.D.H.D.

Jun 24, 2015
Fidgeting May Benefit Children With A.D.H.D. New York Times, 6/24/2015 Instead of telling children with hyperactivity and attention problems to sit still, perhaps we should encourage them to wriggle at will, according to a new study of children with attention … read more

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Kauffman Foundation launches EdWise, an education data website

Jun 24, 2015
Kauffman Foundation launches EdWise, an education data website KC Star, 6/24/2015 For families, educators and researches eager to do a deep dive into school options and education data, the Kauffman Foundation just released EdWise - a data source with 14 million … 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.