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KCPS orchestra students perform at the KCPS Fine Arts Showcase on Thursday, April 28, 2022.

"In schools, children need to have a place of belonging. They need to know they're accepted. They have to find their niche, that thing they’re good at,” said KCPS Deputy Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Collier.

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At the Wednesday, March 9, 2022, Board of Education meeting, three KCPS employees were recognized as “Terrific Teammates” for their contributions to their school communities.

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Current KCPS students will automatically “roll up” to the next grade, and no action is required from parents/guardians at this time. Please do not submit an application for new enrollment, as this will cause processing delays.

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With guidance from our trusted community health partners, the Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors and administration agreed on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, to end our mask mandate, effective immediately.

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On Jan. 29, 2022, 42 students from East High School, Lincoln College Prep and Lincoln Middle School competed against students from four other districts and three charter schools in the 2022 PREP-KC Math Relays. KCPS won 41 of 98 awards!

By the Numbers

KCPS BY THE NUMBERS

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Staff:

  • More than 2,100 employees
  • 49% of teachers have a master’s degree
  • Starting teacher’s pay is top 3 in Jackson County

School System:

  • 35 schools, centers and programs
  • Annual Budget of $211,251,274
  • Per pupil expenditure: $14,853
  • 5 consecutive years of greater than 15% for Unrestricted Fund Balance (Standard & Poor’s Benchmark)
  • A balanced budget for 7 consecutive years
  • The 12th-largest school district in the state of Missouri
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Students:

  • Student population, PK-12: 14,128 (SY2021)
  • Demographics: 54% Black; 27% Hispanic; 11% White; 8% Other (SY2021)
  • 100% of students qualify for free meals
  • Graduation rate: 74.9% (SY2020)
  • Student-Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Daily student attendance: 91%
  • 22% of students receiving ELL services
  • More than 36 languages spoken by students

 

 

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Academic Locations:

  • 4 Neighborhood High Schools
  • 2 Neighborhood Middle schools
  • 18 Neighborhood Elementary Schools
  • 8 Signature Schools
  • 2 Early Learning Schools
  • 2 Alternative Schools
  • 4 Charter Schools
  • 1 Career/Technical Education Center
  • 1 Alternative Graduation Center
  • 1 Early College Academy
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