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Local Kansas City Hero Primitivo Garcia

Primitivo Garcia is often referred to as Kansas City's first local Hispanic hero. One KCPS elementary school is named after this hero after he gave his life to save his English teacher in 1967.

Graphic of kids at desks with the words Celebrate Attendance Awareness Month

Did you know that a student who misses just two days a month is chronically absent? Students who miss 10% of the school year are less likely to ready by third grade, achieve in middle school and graduate from high school.

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This survey is open to students, families, staff and our community. Together, we can build an equitable school district where students thrive socially, emotionally and academically.

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KCPS Cares

The purpose of Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) is to provide a quality education that prepares all of our students, regardless of background or circumstances, for success in college, career and life. We will produce scholars who are high-achieving critical thinkers, prepared to succeed in a constantly changing world and engaged in the improvement of their communities.

Free Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and lunch are provided to every student in the KCPS, free-of-charge. 

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Social Emotional Supports

In efforts to address the social-emotional needs of students and families the Department of Students Support Services is implementing a Tele-Health Service Delivery Model.

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Free Before and After Care

KCPS is partnering with LINC to provide high quality school-age childcare free-of-charge for KCPS families. 

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Special Education Services

Kansas City Public Schools ensures a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment for students eligible for special education or Section 504.

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Gifted Programming

Junior Pylons, Pylons and Destined For Greatness gifted programs available for every KCPS student.

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"Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.”

Robert Frost

Become a Mentor

Mentoring within schools has become an increasingly popular and effective way to bring a caring adult or older peer relationship to the lives of more youth.

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Make a Gift

The Kansas City Public Schools Education Foundation was established in 2012 as a self-perpetuating, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization to promote quality education in Kansas City Public Schools.

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Parent Leadership Organizations

Participating in parent leadership organizations is a great way to get involved in the education of children. Adults who take an active role in education positively impact future generations of leaders, workers and parents. These adults also get a chance to see firsthand what goes on inside schools within the Kansas City, Missouri School District.

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Volunteer

By giving your time you're not only helping KCPS, you're also helping the communities our schools support and thrive in.

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