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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!

Success By Six

From the moment they’re born, children are wired to learn. Research shows that 90 percent of the brain’s growth occurs by age 6.

United Way Success By 6 Resource Centers aim to ensure every young child in our community is healthy, safe, nurtured and enters school ready to succeed.

Parents who have used the resource centers say they’ve learned how to:

  • Get respect from their child
  • Develop a discipline plan
  • Deal with a hyperactive child
  • Spend time one-on-one with their child
  • Be the best parent or caregiver they can be

Success by Six Checkout Form

What Can You Find at a Success By 6 Resource Center?

Activities may vary by location

Toy Lending

Toys and educational items can be checked out at no charge.

Play Area/Reading Nook

Your child can play and read while you browse.


Special computers are equipped with kid-friendly software for children to use.

Make ‘n Take Crafts

Find project sheets and materials in our craft area for a variety of projects you can do with your kids.

Parents as Teachers

Information and sign-up for this great program is available at all sites.

Special Activities

Educational workshops and other activities are offered at various times.

Meeting Space

Room for local groups may be available. Contact your local center for information.

Special Needs

Equipment for children with special needs is available.

All free to parents, caregivers and teachers!

Contact Us

Candace Cheatem
(816) 418-5245

Early learners of KCPS