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Bedell at Graduations 2020

On Thursday, the City Council is scheduled to vote on an incentive package for BlueScope, a billion-dollar multinational corporation. After a 100 percent property tax abatement for 20 years, they want 13 more, holding the City Council hostage by saying they might move to Kansas.

And what they want is the continuation of a deal that has already disproportionately impacted the funding of Kansas City’s schools, libraries and mental health resources.

Jontell Washington Student of LCPA

Jontell Washington is a builder.

In his case, Jontell knows how to build bridges across linguistic gaps. A member of Lincoln College Preparatory Academy’s Class of 2020, he is one of 59 scholars from across Kansas City Public Schools who earned their Missouri Seal of Biliteracy this year.

Tyrell Wooddard in Model 717 at MINDDRIVE

 Tyrell Woodard is a magician.

With a blowtorch and his brain, Tyrell can craft innovative objects that combine every element of STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art and math. He can build cars that require no fossil fuels.

Essay Board student Sofia Murasi

Last fall, Mr. Odam conceived of a college essay board comprised of KCPS staff members who would donate their time and expertise to help students perfect their compositions. The idea was to tap into the considerable talent that can be found across Team KCPS.

East High School

East High School  Bears Logo

About East High

At East High School, we’re proud of our diversity and believe it’s important for students to express their cultures in and outside of the classroom. Over 40 languages and countries are represented at East, making it one of the largest and most diverse schools in KC. We put a focus on increasing student learning through a 21st century lens. In order to prepare students for life beyond high school, we have specific college and career pathways for students to succeed. Plaza Comunitaria is a collaboration with The Consulate of Mexico in Kansas City and KCPS. It’s a free program that provides adult students who emigrated from Mexico with the opportunity to complete their primary and secondary education through an online learning program.

East High School Building

1924 Van Brunt Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64053
(816) 418-3125
Twitter: @KCPS_east

School Hours:
7:20AM - 2:20PM


Key Features:

  • A+ Program
  • Early College Academy
  • English Language Learners Program
  • Innovation Academy
  • Life Science Academy
  • Manual Career Tech.
  • National Honor Society
  • New Americans Class
  • Plaza Comunitaria

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School Activities:
Bike Club
Student Council

School Partners:
20/20 Leadership
City Year
Mattie Rhodes

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