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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.

Five people stand in the KCPS boardroom. They are smiling as one receives an award.

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.

A banner showing smiling children with the words "Enroll now for fall!"

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.

A graphic of students attending schools wearing masks.

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.

students in a bright, colorful classroom work on computers

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!

Dress Code & Uniform Policy

Dress Code

  • No learner shall be discriminated against by dress code policies based on gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, religion, body size, body maturity or socioeconomic status.
  • Elementary and middle school learners are expected to wear the assigned uniform of their school. High school learners shall be allowed to come to school dressed comfortably in a way that allows for appropriate self-expression.
  • Private parts and undergarments must be covered by clothing with opaque fabric (i.e. no sheer/mesh).
  • Clothing and accessories that display statements, signs or pictures with alcohol, tobacco, drugs, weapons, sexual innuendos, inappropriate language or inappropriate slogans will not be permitted.
  • Shoes must be worn at all times.
  • If a learner regularly is out of uniform or otherwise not in compliance with the dress code, administration shall investigate and provide support prior to imposing any consequences.
  • No learner shall be given an out of school suspension for dress code non-compliance

Uniform Policy By School

African-Centered College Preparatory Academy Lower Campus

Uniforms: K thru 2nd – Green polos & khaki bottoms
3rd thru 5th – Red polos & khaki bottoms
6th thru 7th – Black & khaki bottoms
8th – Black Polos & black bottoms
Shirts are to be solid short- or long-sleeves. Bottoms can be pants, skirt, jumper, or shorts. No denim is allowed.

Benjamin Banneker Elementary, Faxon Elementary, Garfield Elementary, George Melcher Elementary, Hale Cook Elementary, J.A. Rogers Elementary, James Elementary, John T. Hartman Elementary, Longfellow Elementary, Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary, Pitcher Elementary, Primitivo Garcia Elementary, Troost Elementary, Wendell Phillips Elementary, Whittier Elementary

Solid white or navy blue short or long-sleeved shirt (must have a collar or turtleneck). Tan (khaki) or navy blue pants, skirt, jumper, or shorts. No denim is allowed.

Border Star Montessori

Solid navy, light blue, gray, red, green, or Border star polo shirts (must have a collar or turtleneck), white blouses for girls. Tan (khaki) or navy blue pants, skirt, jumper, or shorts. Denim jeans or shorts on Fridays with a school spirit shirt.

Central Middle School

Solid tan (khaki) or solid navy dress pants, skirt, or shorts. No denim.
Solid white or solid navy polo or dress shirt with a collar or turtleneck (long or short sleeves).
Solid white or solid navy sweater or sweatshirt on top of uniform shirt.
House shoes, sandals and flipflops are not permitted. Headgear including hats, bandannas, scarves, shower caps, stocking caps, do-rags, hair nets, bonnets and hoods (headwear for religious reasons is permitted) will not be permitted. Clothing and accessories that display statements, signs, or pictures with alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, weapons, violent themes, sexual innuendos, inappropriate language, inappropriate slogans or references to gang affiliations will not be permitted. Coats, heavy jackets and blankets used as sweaters are not to be worn during the school day.

Harold Holliday, Sr. Montessori

Solid red, navy, light blue short or long-sleeved shirts (must have a collar or turtleneck), white blouses for girls. Tan (khaki) or navy blue pants, skirt, jumper, or shorts. Denim jeans or shorts on Fridays with a school spirit shirt.

Foreign Language Academy

Solid white, black, red, gray, light blue or navy blue polos with short or long-sleeves (must have a collar). Black, tan (khaki) or navy blue pants, skirt, jumper or shorts. No denim is allowed.