Current Accreditation Status
KCPS earned 98 points on its 2016 Annual Progress Report (APR), according to data released by Missouri's Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. By garnering at least 70 percent of the 140 points possible, this is the first time that KCPS has earned the points necessary for full accreditation under the Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP). In other words, this is the first time in about 30 years KCPS has earned the points to become a fully accredited school system.
Missouri Board of Education granted KCPS provisional accreditation on August 6, 2014, after a third straight year of improvement in academic achievement, End of Course exams, college and career readiness, attendance and graduation rates. The state Board’s decision is the result of a well-executed improvement plan and the committed efforts of students, families and staff. KCPS earned 92.5 out of a possible 140 points on the 2014 MSIP5 results, which measures school district success in reaching state-mandated marks for student achievement. That result was a jump of 8.5 points from the 84 points earned in 2013, and 54.5 points more than the school district’s 2012 results. That’s a 143 percent increase over two years.