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  • Northeast High School is a 9th-12th grade neighborhood school and a part of Kansas City Public Schools. Students at Northeast High are typically bussed to school from the surrounding neighborhood. Other students choose to walk to school or be dropped off by parents. As a part of Kansas City Public Schools, students at Northeast High School do not have to wear school uniforms, but they are expected to follow district dress code guidelines.
  • Doug Bolden is head principal at Northeast High School. He has been at the school for more than five years. He believes that it takes a team to make Northeast High great. His team approach has included partnering with several organizations to support kids at school.
  • In partnership with Principal Bolden, Northeast High School alumni have opened a food pantry for students and families inside of the building. Students are free to sign in each day and get a snack or groceries or whatever they may need. Parents can come and get items as well. A partnership with Harvesters Food Bank helps to keep the shelves stocked all year long.
  • Northeast High School alumni have also started a clothing closet inside of the building. Students in need of service hours (like these pictured here) are able to help organize clothing donations under the supervision of alumni volunteers. The clothing closet is open year round to students and their families.
  • Northeast High School also has partnerships with organizations that help to promote student academic success. Communities In Schools is one of those partnerships. Communities In Schools staff (featured far left here) help students and families to get the resources they need outside of the building so that students can reach success inside of the building. Northeast High also has several assistant principals that help to address student support needs. Mr. Belen (featured far right here) has been an assistant principal at Northeast High for more than five years. He knows many students and their families by name.
  • Veneta Pearson (featured right) is another assistant principal at Northeast High School. Here she checks in with a staff member between classes.
  • As a part of Kansas City Public Schools, all students at Northeast High School get breakfast and lunch free each day. Here, students are having lunch in the school cafeteria before they are dismissed to their next class.
  • Each day, students must pass through security before they enter the building. All guests must present identification before they are allowed to enter as well. Security officers monitor the building throughout the day to ensure that all students are safe.
  • In class and in the hallways, student diversity is celebrated. Northeast High School is one of the most diverse schools in Kansas City Public Schools. Students come from all over the world and represent many different countries. Flags are hung from the ceiling to demonstrate that all are welcome at school.
  • In class, many students have CityYear staff to help them stay on track. City Year is another partnership that supports kids at Northeast High School. Volunteers donate a year of their time to help kids who need extra attention. They do this by sitting in class alongside students, sponsoring after school clubs, and providing after school tutoring for students who need it. Here, a CityYear corps member sits alongside a student in class to ensure that she gets all of her notes.
  • Here, a CityYear corps member provides support to a student one on one.
  • In class, students are encouraged to work together on their assignments. Here, two students talk through how to begin an assignment given to them by their English teacher. All students at Northeast High School have school issued laptops. These are often used to complete their work in class.
  • In this English class, students have been assigned independent work while their teacher circles the room to offer help when they need it.
  • In Social Studies, students are participating in a class discussion and reviewing their learning with their teacher. Students are encouraged to share their thinking and explain their reasoning in class at Northeast High.
  • In this health class, students serve as peer tutors for one another.
  • Students can also work alone if they need to.
  • In math class, teachers use a combination of note taking, technology, and group projects to help students learn.
  • In this math class, students play a learning game with their teacher to review math concepts.
  • In science, students take notes as they prepare for an upcoming exam.
  • Students at Northeast High have several electives to choose from. Art is one that every student must take. In addition to helping to design and paint murals like these, students learn about art from different cultures around the world. Students can also choose from electives like ROTC, culinary arts, and more.
  • In music class, students have the opportunity to hone their vocal skills and learn more about all genres of music. All students at Northeast High School take music.
  • Northeast High School students can take one of two foreign languages. Here in French class, Monsieur Tebe checks student work before they are dismissed for the day. Students can also take Spanish if they prefer.
  • Construction is offered as an elective to Juniors and Seniors at Northeast High School. Students in this class design and build furniture for use around the building.
  • All students in Kansas City Public Schools have access to STEM courses like this one. In this computer class, students learn the building blocks for coding.
  • In gym class, students explore sports and are challenged to work together in teams. All students at Northeast High have to take gym class.
  • Outside, students at Northeast High School have a full-sized track and football field where athletic teams practice. Northeast High School has several sports teams including football, track, baseball, and soccer.
  • At Northeast High School, students are encouraged to build tight relationships with one another. Here, two students are greeting each other in the hallway before going to class.
  • Northeast High School volunteers and staff are committed to letting each student know that they matter and that they can always call Viking Nation home.

Northeast High School (9-12)

Northeast High School

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415 Van Brunt Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64124
816-418-3300 Visit School Website

School Leader(s)

Waymond Ervin, Principal
  • NO Tuition
  • Availability for 2021-2022
  • Transportation provided
  • Before and After-Care Available

Quick Facts

Our Mission

In partnership with community, parents and staff, the mission of Northeast High School is to ensure that students excel academically and professionally, conduct themselves with moral integrity, and succeed as resilient global citizens.

Points of Pride

  • Home of one of the most diverse student populations in Kansas City, Northeast celebrates and fosters diversity every day.
  • Northeast High offers a New Americans class to help newcomers adapt to the new school environment as they start the process of becoming literate in English. The ELL program provides support to meet all students where they are to become successful in the classroom.
  • The Junior Reserved Officer Training Corps program at Northeast is instrumental in preparing high school students to become self-confident, successful leaders in the classroom and in the community

School Hours

  • School Hours: 7:20 am - 2:20 pm
  • Before Care Hours Start: Information not shared with SMKCS
  • After Care Hours End: Information not shared with SMKCS

School Details

  • Year Established: 1914
  • Total Enrollment: 651
  • Affiliation: KCPS-Neighborhood
  • School Type: KCPS-Neighborhood


  • Tuition: NO Tuition

Our Demographics


Receive Special Ed Services


English Language Learners

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Programs and Features

Specialized Programs

  • N/A

Arts Programs

  • Band
  • Choir
  • Drama + Theater
  • Literature

Sports Programs

  • Baseball
  • Basketball (Boys)
  • Basketball (Girls)
  • Cheerleading (Girls)
  • Cross Country (Boys)
  • Cross Country (Girls)
  • Football
  • Indoor Track (Boys)
  • Indoor Track (Girls)
  • Soccer (Boys)
  • Soccer (Girls)
  • Swimming (Boys)
  • Swimming (Girls)
  • Track and Field (Boys)
  • Track and Field (Girls)
  • Volleyball (Girls)
  • Wrestling (Boys)

Clubs + Activities

  • Chess Club
  • Culinary Arts
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics
  • Student Government

Family Engagement

  • Evening Family Events
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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.

  • Enrollment Open: Ongoing. More information is available here.
  • Residence: Students live within Northeast High's boundaries in the KCPS boundaries..

How to Apply

Enroll online on the KCPS website

Applications for signature and neighborhood schools open on December 14, 2020

The initial round of applications deadline is February 15, 2021

The week of March 1st, initial seats will be offered, and parents will need to complete the registration form.

You can still apply after the deadline, seats will be offered at a later date.

Submit applications online or in person at the Board of Education building, 2901 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64109. Applications CANNOT be submitted at schools.

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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


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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