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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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Mayor's Third Grade Reading Initiative Earns Kansas City All-American Distinction

Jun 22, 2017
KCUR Mayor James' third-grade reading initiative earns Kansas City All-American Distinction. “I would sit on the attic steps with a flashlight and read Doc Savage books,” James said Tuesday as he accepted an All-American City Award for his efforts to … read more

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Private Company Money Creates Unfair Disparities Among Detroit Pre-K

Jun 22, 2017
The Atlantic In Detroit, privately funded pre-school enrichment programs create unfair disparities at one local school. "At Carver, all of the pre-K students are getting a quality education and a leg-up on school. But the children in Marshall’s classroom get … read more

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For Some Students, Getting An Education Means Crossing the Border

Jun 21, 2017
NPR The land border crossing between Tijuana, Mexico and San Ysidro, Calif. is one of the busiest in the world. Every day 25,000 people cross the border on foot. Among the crowd are students whose families live in Tijuana. Each … read more

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A School that provides the one constant in homeless children's lives

Jun 20, 2017
NPR "In Oklahoma City, schools saw the number of students reported to be homeless rise from 3,600 in 2016 to more than 5,400 this past year. ""That is a huge jump," says Kathy Brown, the homeless education coordinator for the … read more

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New Americans Don't Lose A Step In KCPS

Jun 16, 2017
The Plug Summer Academy at East High School and Gladstone Elementary School helps recent immigrants. Read the full story at ThePlugKCPS.org

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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.