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Helping KC families find the right school for their child right here in KC

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.
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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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Applying To Most Charter Schools Is About To Get Easier For Kansas City Families

Dec 3, 2018
KCUR Starting Monday, families living within Kansas City Public Schools boundaries can apply to 16 charter schools with a common application. Read all about and even a quote from our very own Tricia Johnson at KCUR.

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ACLU: Missouri Schools Still Punishing Black Students More Severely Than White Students

Aug 1, 2018
KCUR Some Missouri schools still seen punishing black students more severely than white students. A fall ACLU report found that black students made up 40 percent in out-of-school suspensions, despite them being 16 percent of the total student population receiving … read more

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What’s school without grade levels?

Jul 30, 2018
The Hechinger Report Is eliminating age-based grade levels the key to finally reaching mastery-level competencies? In North Dakota, one district seems to think so. Tasked with the goal to stop grouping students solely by age, they're adopting competency-based education where … read more

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State tests don’t have to be disconnected from classroom practice

Jul 26, 2018
The Hechinger Report After introducing the ACT as the state test for high school students, Nebraska’s education commissioner, Matthew Blomstedt, is trying to change even more by looking at end of the year assessments for grades third through eighth. According … read more

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Kauffman Grant Will Keep Tutoring Center At Kansas City Elementary School Open

Jul 25, 2018
KCUR Kauffman Grant secures tutoring program at Kansas City Public Schools' Pitcher Elementary. Read about it's success at KCUR.