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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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Buffalo show turnaround of urban schools

Jul 20, 2017
The Hechinger Report Black and Latino students have seen the most dramatic improvements, significantly narrowing the graduation gap with their white peers. Family support specialist creates "family-like" bond with students, helping them to improve socially and academically. Read the full … read more

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why whites and asians have different views on success

Jul 20, 2017
The Atlantic New study explores why Asians are more likely to attend elite colleges and struggle, than white counter-parts attending less-selective schools where they'd excel. Read the full story at TheAtlantic.com.

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Students Compete in First-Ever International High School Robotics Competition

Jul 20, 2017
NPR The first-ever international high school robotics competition is happening in Washington, D.C., this week. Over 150 countries from six continents sent teams to compete. Read the full story at NPR.edu.

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Group gets grant to improve after school science program

Jul 11, 2017
KC Star The Maine Mathematics & Science receives nearly $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to provide training for out-of-school educators. The alliance says the grant will  train educators such as librarians to bring science, technology, engineering and … read more

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Study: Holding kids back a grade doesn't necessarily hold them back

Jul 10, 2017
NPR Study suggests that students be placed in developmentally appropriate classrooms, rather than grouping children by age. "Nationwide, about one in 10 children must repeat at least one grade, and they tend to be disproportionately low-income or come from minority … 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.