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Ewing Marion Kauffman School (5-12)

Ewing Marion Kauffman School

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6401 The Paseo
Kansas City, MO 64131
816-268-5660 Visit School Website

School Leader(s)

Lindsey Woods, Amy Rosenwald and Ben Carman-Brown (Principals) info@kauffmanschool.org Lindsey Dolge, 7th & 8th Grade Principal Ben Carman-Brown, HS Principal
  • NO Tuition
  • Availability for 2021-2022
  • Transportation provided
  • No Before or After Care Available
  • Participating SchoolAppKC School

Quick Facts

Our Mission

The mission of the Kauffman School is to prepare students to excel academically, graduate from college, and apply their unique talents in the world to create economically independent and personally fulfilling lives.

Points of Pride

  • Our strong teacher development and retention from year to year has contributed to our outstanding student successes in the classroom.
  • Students have regularly scored top scores in their end of year and end of course exams. 100% of high school students receive free, quality ACT and AP prep classes.
  • Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of different summer programs, including study abroad experiences, paid community internships, and pre-college programs on college campuses.

School Hours

  • School Hours: 7:45 am - 3:30 pm
  • Before Care Hours Start: No Before Care available.
  • After Care Hours End: No After Care available

School Details

  • Year Established: 2011
  • Total Enrollment: 343
  • Affiliation: Charter
  • School Type: Charter

Charter Sponsor

  • Missouri Charter Public School Commission


  • Tuition: NO Tuition

Our Demographics


Receive Special Ed Services


English Language Learners

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Programs and Features

Specialized Programs

  • Advanced Placement
  • College Prep

Arts Programs

  • Choir
  • Drama + Theater
  • Drawing
  • Instrumental Music
  • Literature
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts

Sports Programs

  • Baseball
  • Basketball (Boys)
  • Basketball (Girls)
  • Cheerleading (Boys)
  • Cheerleading (Girls)
  • Cross Country (Boys)
  • Cross Country (Girls)
  • Soccer (Boys)
  • Soccer (Girls)
  • Track and Field (Boys)
  • Track and Field (Girls)
  • Volleyball (Boys)
  • Volleyball (Girls)

Clubs + Activities

  • Book Club
  • Culinary Arts
  • Debate
  • Journalism/Newspaper
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics
  • Speech + Debate
  • Step Team
  • Student Government

Family Engagement

  • Classroom Volunteers
  • Evening Family Events
  • Family Appreciation Events
  • Field Trip Chaperone
  • Parent Communication App
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Schoolwide Volunteers
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Application Process

Application Details

Although many schools have application deadlines, most continue to accept applications for available seats on an ongoing basis.

  • Application Open: November 13, 2021
  • Application Close: March 1, 2022
  • Offer Date: March 7, 2022
  • Decision Date: March 14, 2022
  • Residence: Students must live within the KCPS boundaries. A geographical enrollment preference will be given to students living in six zip codes: 64123, 64124, 64127, 64128, 64130, and 64132, but all are welcome to apply.

How to Apply

The Ewing Marion Kauffman School is one of 16 Kansas City charter schools working together to simplify their initial application process into one easy 8-question form – SchoolAppKC – that you can fill out on any electronic device.

Note: If they do not have space, you may choose to remain on their waiting list.

Please call 816-268-5660 or email enroll@kauffmanschool.org with questions.

Admission Preferences

Siblings , Alumni , Geographic

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Student Performance

Standardized Test Results



Why It Matters

Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests are scored (or graded) according to four achievement levels: Below Basic, Basic, Proficient, and Advanced. The number shown here is the percentage of students who scored Proficient or Advanced. When comparing scores between years, please remember that the test Missouri gives has changed several times.

Please note that private schools are not required to participate in these exams.

In 2019, the average English score in Missouri was 48.7%; the average Math score was 41.9%, source

Attendance Rate 90/90


Why It Matters

Schools strive to have at least 90% of their students achieve a 90% attendance rate because kids learn best when they’re in school.

In 2019, 87.3% of Missouri students were in attendance at least 90% of the time, source.

Student Growth

English Language Arts


Why It Matters

This data determines if individual students, compared to their peers, are making achievement gains over time in English Language Arts.

There are three categories possible: Floor (minimum), On Track (doing just fine), and Exceeding (outperforming their peers).



Why It Matters

This data determines if individual students, compared to their peers, are making achievement gains over time in Mathematics.

There are three categories possible: Floor (minimum), On Track (doing just fine), and Exceeding (outperforming their peers).

Student Retention Rate

Dropout Rate

Does not apply

Why It Matters

The dropout rate helps tell the story of the graduation rate because it takes into account students who take more than four years to graduate or who transferred to other schools.

In 2019, the average dropout rate in Missouri was 1.9%, source.

Graduation Rate


Why It Matters

The number of students who started at a school in 9th grade and graduate from that particular school four years later.

In 2019, the average graduation rate in Missouri was 89.64%, source.

ACT Scores

ACT Average Score


ACT Participation Rate


Why It Matters

The ACT is a standardized test that many students take before applying to college. This is the percentage of graduates who took the ACT and their average score. Students need a score of at least 18 in order to qualify for Missouri A+ Scholarships. Research shows that students who earn a 21 or higher have the best chance of earning grades C or higher in college.

In 2019, Missouri’s average ACT score was 20.6 and the percent of graduates who took the ACT was 76.69%, source

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Parent Perspective


Syreeta Washington, EMKS Parent

I have a daughter, Kynnedy, who attended Ewing Marion Kauffman School (Kauffman School) since the 5th grade and graduated in 2019. The first reason I chose to enroll my daughter is because the Kauffman name means a lot to me because I was one of the first students to graduate from Project Choice. Project Choice was a program Mr. Kauffman started at his alma mater that gave high-risk students an opportunity to attend any college they wanted at no cost to the families by providing scholarships to students that met program requirements.

I was blessed to get my Bachelor’s degree through that program. When I heard that the Kauffman Foundation was starting a school, I was automatically on board. The reason my child stayed at the Kauffman School is because of the rigorous curriculum they offer that ensures my daughter’s success in college and beyond. While attending Kauffman School, I saw Kynnedy blossom from a shy and closed off child to a young lady who can be called on to speak to a room full of board members and be prepared within minutes. I love the fact that the teachers give feedback and work tirelessly to make sure each child is getting what they need to achieve not only college acceptance but college graduation.

I am a parent ambassador at EMKS which means I have the opportunity to listen to other parents’ questions about EMKS and provide a parent perspective to their questions. As a parent ambassador, I also chaperone college and overnight field trips. Kauffman School has recently started extracurricular activities (one of the things requested by Kauffman School parents) that include different clubs to explore their passions (step club, bike club, gaming club, etc.) and give a little extra help if needed (homework club).

The Kauffman School also has sports like volleyball, soccer, cheerleading, cross country, and basketball that allow our children to stay active and show off their athletic prowess, not to mention let off a little steam from all that hard work! From the beautiful newly constructed building, to the engaging curriculum, to the fully-committed staff, Kauffman School is #1 in my book.

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