BLUE VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT (SOUTH JOHNSON COUNTY)
Academic achievement is at an all-time high in Blue Valley. Blue Valley’s 2015 graduates posted the highest ACT and SAT composite scores of Kansas City metropolitan area school districts. Graduates averaged an ACT composite score of 25.4 and a SAT composite score of 1864, both of which exceed the state and national averages. From these record breaking scores to recognition for innovative school programs, the efforts of Blue Valley students and the dedication of staff, aligned with the goals of the district’s strategic plan are making Education Beyond Expectations a reality in classrooms throughout the district.
Phone: (913) 239-4000
SHAWNEE MISSION SCHOOL DISTRICT (NORTH JOHNSON COUNTY)
Located in suburban northeast Johnson County, Kansas, ten miles from downtown Kansas City the district is the third largest school district in the state of Kansas. As of the 2015-16 school year, approximately 27,695 students attend 33 elementary schools, five middle schools and five high schools. The district has consistently been ranked among the finest school districts in the nation earning praise locally, regionally, and nationally for its commitment to providing excellent educational programs and services for students. The district has a graduation rate of approximately 91 percent. Shawnee Mission seniors in the class of 2015 earned more than $32 million in scholarship offers.
Phone: (913) 993-6200
OLATHE SCHOOL DISTRICT
Let us introduce you to the fastest growing school district in the area, and to the community that has been listed among America’s Top 25 Places to Live and Go to School. From Global Education Excellence Award winner from the EF High School Exchange Year to 17 Blue Ribbon School Awards and an impressive $50.8 million in scholarships offered to 2015 graduates. In addition, Olathe’s rich activities and athletics programs create a well-rounded student population. Serving most of Olathe and portions of the cities of Lenexa, Overland Park and Shawnee, you will find innovative and quality education at every level.
Phone: (913) 780-8245
LEE’S SUMMIT SCHOOL DISTRICT (SOUTHEST KC METRO)
The 117-square-mile Lee’s Summit R-7 School District is recognized as one of the top educational systems in the state and nation. Located in the southeast portion of the Kansas City metropolitan area, the district serves the communities of Lee’s Summit, Greenwood, Lake Lotawana and Lake Winnebago as well as unincorporated areas of eastern Jackson County and also includes a small portion of Blue Springs and Kansas City municipalities. The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District has gained an annual average of 345 new students since 1990, with enrollment for 2015-16 at 17,739. Recognized nationally for its quality educational programs and a commitment to success for all students, the R-7 School District has good reason to attract its many new residents.
Phone: (816) 986-1000
KANSAS CITY MISSOURI PUBLIC SCHOOLS (CENTRAL KC METRO)
From early childhood, through the middle years and into college, we are cultivating excellence and graduating greatness. We are the new Kansas City Public Schools and we are asking that you consider joining us as we forge the great schools that Kansas City deserves. The purpose of Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) is to ensure that every school provides a quality education that prepares ALL of our students, regardless of background or circumstance, for success in college, career, and life.
Phone: (816) 418-7000
NORTH KANSAS CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT(NORTH METRO)
Just north of Kansas City’s vibrant downtown, North Kansas City Schools is a district of nearly 19,500 learners who benefit daily from an academically rigorous curriculum for grades pre-K to 12. NKC Schools has earned both state and national accreditation and is recognized throughout Missouri as a leader in academic innovation. NKC Schools is among the largest districts in the KC metro area with 21 elementary schools, 5 middle schools and 4 high schools. In addition, the school district offers optional Pre-K and before/after school programs, expansive gifted/honors opportunities, career and professional academies, A+ certified high schools, as well as nationally recognized adult and community education programs for learners of all ages.
Phone: (816) 321-5000
BLUE SPRINGS SCHOOL DISTRICT (EAST METRO)
The mission of the Blue Springs School District is to create an educational community in which each individualacquires knowledge, develops skills,and functions as a literate citizen to achieve personal goals. The Blue Springs School District is dedicatedto providing our students the greatest educational opportunities. We strive to assure all our students are prepared to take their place as productive, informed, and caring members of society.
Phone: (816) 224-1390
We want our children to receive an education in schools where they are unconditionally supported, respected, and challenged so they can develop their God-given talents. If this is what you want for your child, we invite you to learn more about the Catholic Schools. Our teachers and schools partner with our parents to help shape children both academically and spiritually. We do this by providing an environment and a curriculum that is infused with the Catholic faith and committed to forming young disciples of Jesus Christ.
Catholic schools in Kansas: www.ArchKCK.org/schools
Catholic schools in Missouri: www,CatholicSchoolSystem.com
The Kanas City metro area offers a wide variety of highly acclaimed private schools. Following are just just a few of the many options.
- Pembroke Hill – The Pembroke Hill School is Kansas City’s largest independent college preparatory school serving students ages 2 years through 12th grade. www.PembrokeHill.org
- Barstow – The Barstow School is a secular, coeducational, independent preparatory school in southern Kansas City with an enrollment of approximately 700 students. www.BarstowSchool.org
- Heritage Christian Academy – Heritage Christian Academy is a Christ-centered, Pre-K through Grade 12, college preparatory school that challenges students to reach their highest potential in a Christ-centered environment.www.hcakc.org
For a comprehensive list of all area private schools: www.usa.com/kansas-city-mo-ks-area-private-schools