Southeast High School

KCPS-Neighborhood • 9-12

Our Mission

Southeast High serves neighborhood students as well as African-Centered College Prep students. Each have separate core classes, but share electives and play on the same athletic teams and clubs. Our mission is to ensure that every student receives a quality education, with a strong cultural emphasis. We are committed to ensuring that we prepare our students to be college and/or career ready. We will teach in a way that fosters a strong sense of self, through African-centered cultural values.

Tuition: NO Tuition
Transportation provided
Before and After-Care Available

Points of Pride

African heritage
Family atmosphere
Student-centered approach

Southeast High School

3500 E Meyer Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64131
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School Details

Total Enrollment: 487
School Type: KCPS-Neighborhood
School Hours: 7:20 am - 2:20 pm


Tuition: NO Tuition


Feeder Schools

Receive Special Ed Services
English Language Learners

Specialized Programs

  • Culturally Centered


  • Band
  • Choir
  • Drum/Percussion
  • Instrumental Music
  • Jazz
  • Literature
  • Photography
  • Poetry
  • Visual Arts

Sports Programs

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

Clubs & Activities

  • Debate
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Gay-Straight Alliance
  • National Honor Society
  • Student Government

Social Services

  • School Breakfast
  • School Counselor
  • School Lunch
  • School Nurse

Family Engagement

  • Evening Family Events
  • Parent Communication App
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences

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 must live within Southeast High's boundaries in the KCPS boundaries.

How to Apply

Enroll online on the KCPS website.

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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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

Leslie Friday, Southeast Parent

As a parent of both a freshman and sophomore here at Southeast High school I have experienced both some good and bad things. I truly believe that with the continued push from Dr. Whitt to create a positive atmosphere for the students, staff, and parents that Southeast can be and will be great. I chose to enroll my children in Southeast to give them a chance at some of the programs that are offered here such as the ROTC program the dance class as well as the awesome band.

I do believe that some of the staff should work on not separating the children with the school within a school choice, to hear things like those kids or bad or the AC PREP kids are better is not ok. I would like to see the staff work on being one family as opposed to the separation, I can say the leadership seems to be on one page and that helps with the culture of student discipline. The school facilities could use some updating as the custodians don’t seem to keep the restrooms clean, the building temperature is off, the front office could stand some updates with a cleaner more organized look.

As for parent involvement I think the opportunities are slim to none and when there is an opportunity the notice is to short. There are some additional programs such as mentoring groups, band, and dance team that I think are beneficial provided the students take advantage of it. Again I believe with some restructuring, some team work, consistency and better communication Southeast can be and will be great.

GO Knights!!!!!!