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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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Youth Program is Helping Kids Plant the Seeds for Healthy Relationships

Aug 15, 2017
NPR A youth program through the University of Maryland is helping teens cultivate positive relationships. The program is called "4-H", and is facilitated by Alexander Chan, a former marriage and family therapist. The focus is on creating positivity in their … read more

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Schools handle title IX Cases for K-12 Students

Aug 11, 2017
The Atlantic Schools are looking to redirect  conversations about Title IX expenses. "While K-12 schools have largely been left out of the debate, in recent years the Office for Civil Rights has seen a surge in Title IX complaints against … read more

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Meet Kansas City Schools' new deputy superintendent

Aug 3, 2017
The Star Kansas City Public Schools welcomes new deputy superintendent to complete school board cabinet. Read the full story at KansasCity.com.

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Popularity of dual-language education could leave Latino learners behind

Aug 2, 2017
Hechinger Report "Rising popularity of dual-language education could leave Latino students behind. In D.C., native English speakers clamor for a program once designed for Latino immigrants. Who should get priority?" Read the full story at HechingerReport.org.

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Mastering the art of fun - dreams KC offers yoga class for preschoolers

Aug 2, 2017
KCTV5 Dreams KC offers Yoga for preschoolers. Founder and Executive Director, Catina Taylor, claims yoga helps with self-regulation and to calm themselves. Taylor wants to help the students learn these "tools" so that they can use them in the future when … read more

Get the Stats

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.