Guadalupe Centers, High School

Public Charter • 9-12

Our Mission

To educate and empower our school community by providing rigorous and engaging academic and cultural experiences.

Tuition: NO Tuition
Transportation provided
No Before or After Care Available
Participating SchoolAppKC School

Points of Pride

Rigorous academic curriculum including Real World Learning, Advanced Placement courses, Dual Credit and Dual enrollment courses
GCHS maintains high academic and social-character standards with strong wrap around services from our parent organization, Guadalupe Centers Inc.
Small Class Sizes

Guadalupe Centers, High School

1524 Paseo
Kansas City, MO 64127
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Registrar: Graciela Cervantes
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School Details

Year Established: 1999
Total Enrollment: 444
School Type: Public Charter
Sponsor: Missouri Charter Public School Commission
School Hours: 8:40 am - 3:45 pm


Tuition: NO Tuition


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English Language Learners

Specialized Programs

  • Advanced Placement
  • Early College


  • Band
  • Drum/Percussion
  • Instrumental Music
  • Mariachi
  • Painting
  • Visual Arts

Sports Programs

  • Baseball
  • Basketball (Boys)
  • Basketball (Girls)
  • Cross Country (Boys)
  • Cross Country (Girls)
  • Soccer (Boys)
  • Soccer (Girls)
  • Volleyball (Boys)
  • Volleyball (Girls)
  • Wrestling (Boys)
  • Wrestling (Girls)

Clubs & Activities

  • Chess Club
  • Debate
  • Journalism/Newspaper
  • National Honor Society
  • Spirit Squad
  • Student Government

Social Services

  • BackSnack Program
  • Interpreters
  • Learning Support Specialists
  • School Breakfast
  • School Counselor
  • School Lunch
  • School Nurse
  • Social Worker
  • Therapist

Family Engagement

  • Evening Family Events
  • Parent-Teacher Association
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences

Application Details

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

Application Open: November 11, 2023
Application Close: March 1, 2024

Students must live within the KCPS boundaries.

How to Apply

Guadalupe Centers High School is one of the Kansas City schools working together to simplify their initial application process into one easy 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.

Admission Preferences

  • Siblings
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Enrollment Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Birth Certificate
  • Current Immunization Record or Religious Exemption Statement
  • Most recent report card/transcript (not required for kindergarten applicants)

Public schools also require:

  • Proof of Address (also called “Proof of Residency”)
  • Parent or guardian photo ID

Standardized Test Results


* Indicates data has been suppressed due to a small student sample.


* Indicates data has been suppressed due to a small student sample.

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


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.

ACT Average Score


The ACT is a standardized test that many students take before applying to college. This is the composite score of students who took the test. Students need a score of at least 18 in order to qualify for Missouri A+ Scholarships.

In 2023, Missouri’s average ACT composite score was 20.1, source.

Graduation Rate


This is the percentage of students who graduate in 4 years.

In 2023, 89.9% of Missouri students graduated in 4 years.

Student Outcomes

* Indicates data has been suppressed due to a small student sample.