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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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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.

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Kansas City School Districts Find The More A Student Moves, The Further They Fall Behind

Apr 24, 2018
KCUR When it comes to academic achievement, how long a student stays in a school matters. That’s why Kansas City Public Schools tracks the achievement of students who move around a lot, even though the state doesn’t. Read more at … read more

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Sixteen years ago she was a graduate, now she's back to run Notre Dame de Sion

Apr 23, 2018
Kansas City Star Alicia Herald, chair of the Missouri Public Charter School Commission is selected to lead Kansas City Notre Dame de Sion Catholic school in Kansas City — the grade school and all-girl college preparatory academy. Read more at … read more

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Local High Schoolers Take Civil Rights Tour

Apr 9, 2018
KCUR Local students of University Academy, a charter school with mostly black students, and Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy, a private Jewish school, discuss their experience visiting civil rights landmarks in the southern United States. Listen to more beginning at 32:04 … read more

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Kansas City's First All-Girls Charter High School Picks A Leader

Apr 9, 2018
KCUR “I understand that I am a guest in your community, and I am honored that you chose me to teach your children. I think when anyone trusts you with their children, it’s one of the most honorable things someone … read more

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Northeast Newscast Episode 48 – the State of KCPS w/ Superintendent Dr. Mark Bedell

Apr 3, 2018
Northeast News Kansas City Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Mark Bedell sat down with Kansas City's Northeast News to discuss his vision for the district. Listen in as he reflects on standardized testing, the district’s accreditation status, student-led protests, and the … read more
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