Missouri Board of Education granted KCPS provisional accreditation on August 6, 2014 after a third straight year of improvement in academic achievement, End of Course exams, college and career readiness, attendance and graduation rates. The state Board’s decision is the result of a well-executed improvement plan and the committed efforts of students, families and staff. KCPS earned 92.5 out of a possible 140 points on the 2014 MSIP5 results, which measures school district success in reaching state-mandated marks for student achievement. That result was a jump of 8.5 points from the 84 points earned in 2013, and 54.5 points more than the school district’s 2012 results. That’s a 143 percent increase over two years. 
 
The community is invited to attend Regional School Improvement Team meetings for a review of the Kansas City Public Schools' efforts to regain state accreditation and implement meaningful reforms. The meetings are held in the Parent University room at Manual Career Technical Center, 1215 E. Truman Rd., Kansas City, MO 64106. They are open to the public. At these meetings, team members hear evidence presented by KCPS staff about its progress toward accreditation and graduating students that are college, career, and workforce ready.
 

2014 Kansas City Public Schools Plan

In February 2014, KCPS submitted the 2014 Kansas City Public Schools Plan to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).  The Plan, developed in collaboration with Kansas City stakeholders, lays out the district’s strategy for regaining full accreditation. To view the Kansas City Public Schools Plan, CLICK HERE
 

School Improvement Advisory Committee (SIAC)

What’s it going to take for Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) to regain full accreditation?  What’s it going to take for your school to regain/sustain full accreditation?  How can we retain and attract students? In order to answer these questions and more, School Improvement Advisory Committees (SIACs) will begin work in Fall 2014 to address strategies for each KCPS school and the district as a whole.  Each school's SIAC will include representatives from school staff, parents and the community. The committee will meet monthly through the end of the school year.  The kick-off event will be in November. For more information, CLICK HERE.