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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 can find a middle path between district-run and charter schools

May 15, 2018
Kansas City Star "The million-dollar question: How do we get on a more equitable, coherent and higher-quality path?" Read more at The Star.  

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KCPS board approves early release for students on Wednesdays, starting next school year

May 14, 2018
Fox 4 News “A lot of people are doing this early release. I know it is being viewed as disruptive and I think we are going to do everything in our power to try to make this as smooth as … read more

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Challenging the Myths We Believe About Our Children’s Education

May 10, 2018
On Being When you do hear white parents having a conversation about school choice, the things they say about why they can’t send their children to poorly rated, highly diverse public schools are predictable. Learn what those common things are … read more

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Why New Election Maps Could Mean Changes Ahead For Kansas City Public Schools

May 10, 2018
KCUR “First and foremost, we want to make sure our families are aware of the process,” school board member John Fierro says. “We don’t want them to wake up next year and ask, ‘How did this happen?’ And we want them … read more

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How Kansas City’s Complex Racial History Is Still Influencing Education Choices

May 9, 2018
KCUR It’s difficult to talk about the future of education in Kansas City without acknowledging the past. As families in the KCPS boundaries navigate the best education options for their families, we’re encouraged by the progress being made in the … read more
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