Top 10 Best Kansas City Public Schools (2021)

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For the 2021 school year, there are 61 public schools serving 29,600 students in Kansas City, KS. Kansas City has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Kansas.
The top ranked public schools in Kansas City, KS are Piper Elementary School, Piper East Elementary School and Bridges/wyandot Academy. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Kansas City, KS public schools have an average math proficiency score of 16% (versus the Kansas public school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 19% (versus the 37% statewide average). Schools in Kansas City have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Kansas public schools.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Kansas public school average of 36% (majority Hispanic).

Top Kansas City, KS Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Piper Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    3131 N. 122nd
    Kansas City, KS 66109
    (913) 721-5000

    Grades: PK-3 | 784 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Piper East Elementary School Math: 49% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4430 N. 107th St.
    Kansas City, KS 66109
    (913) 721-5000

    Grades: 3-5 | 455 students
  • Rank: #3-43.-4.
    Bridges/wyandot Academy Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3101 N. 10th Street
    Kansas City, KS 66104
    (913) 627-6702

    Grades: 1-12 | 31 students
  • Rank: #3-43.-4.
    Fairfax Learning Center Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3016 N. 9th Street
    Kansas City, KS 66104
    (913) 627-6700

    Grades: 9-12 | 60 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Delaware Ridge Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1601 North 130th Street
    Kansas City, KS 66115
    (913) 441-2126

    Grades: K-5 | 372 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Sumner Academy Of Arts & Science Magnet School
    Math: 38% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1610 N 8th Street
    Kansas City, KS 66101
    (913) 627-7200

    Grades: 8-12 | 1,000 student
  • Rank: #7-87.-8.
    Junction Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    2570 South 42nd Street
    Kansas City, KS 66106
    (913) 288-3600

    Grades: PK-5 | 283 students
  • Rank: #7-87.-8.
    Piper Middle School Math: 37% | Reading: 37%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    4420 North 107 Street
    Kansas City, KS 66109
    (913) 721-1144

    Grades: 6-8 | 547 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Edwardsville Elementary School Math: 35% | Reading: 37%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1700 S 104th
    Kansas City, KS 66111
    (913) 422-4036

    Grades: K-5 | 434 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Oak Grove Elementary School Math: 31% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    5340 Oak Grove Rd
    Kansas City, KS 66106
    (913) 288-3900

    Grades: PK-5 | 547 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Bethel Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    7850 Yecker
    Kansas City, KS 66109
    (913) 627-3000

    Grades: K-5 | 203 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Midland Trail Math: 35% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3101 South 51st Street
    Kansas City, KS 66106
    (913) 288-3500

    Grades: PK-5 | 572 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    White Church Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2226 N 85th St
    Kansas City, KS 66109
    (913) 627-4250

    Grades: K-5 | 290 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Wm A White Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2600 N 43rd Terrace
    Kansas City, KS 66104
    (913) 627-6250

    Grades: K-5 | 279 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Turner Elementary School Math: 27% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1800 South 55th
    Kansas City, KS 66106
    (913) 288-3400

    Grades: PK-5 | 630 students
  • Rank: #16-1716.- 17.
    Piper High School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4400 North 107 Street
    Kansas City, KS 66109
    (913) 721-2100

    Grades: 9-12 | 589 students
  • Rank: #16-1716.- 17.
    Stony Point South Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    150 South 78th St
    Kansas City, KS 66111
    (913) 627-4600

    Grades: K-5 | 316 students
  • Rank: #18-1918.- 19.
    Emerson Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1429 S 29th
    Kansas City, KS 66106
    (913) 627-5900

    Grades: K-5 | 193 students
  • Rank: #18-1918.- 19.
    Frank Rushton Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2605 W 43rd Avenue
    Kansas City, KS 66103
    (913) 627-3050

    Grades: K-5 | 330 students
  • Rank: #20-2120.- 21.
    Claude A Huyck Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1530 N 83rd Street
    Kansas City, KS 66112
    (913) 627-4650

    Grades: K-5 | 316 students
  • Rank: #20-2120.- 21.
    Mark Twain Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2300 Minnesota Avenue
    Kansas City, KS 66102
    (913) 627-5200

    Grades: K-5 | 297 students
  • Rank: #22-2422.- 24.
    Eugene Ware Elementary School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4820 Oakland
    Kansas City, KS 66102
    (913) 627-5950

    Grades: K-5 | 283 students
  • Rank: #22-2422.- 24.
    Noble Prentis Elementary School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2337 S 14th Street
    Kansas City, KS 66103
    (913) 627-5250

    Grades: K-5 | 236 students
  • Rank: #22-2422.- 24.
    Thomas A Edison Elementary School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1000 Locust Street
    Kansas City, KS 66103
    (913) 627-4900

    Grades: PK-5 | 335 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    Whittier Elementary School Math: 18% | Reading: 20%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    295 S 10th Street
    Kansas City, KS 66102
    (913) 627-6400

    Grades: K-5 | 599 students
  • Rank: #26-2826.- 28.
    New Stanley Elementary School Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3604 Metropolitan
    Kansas City, KS 66106
    (913) 627-3950

    Grades: K-5 | 346 students
  • Rank: #26-2826.- 28.
    Silver City Elementary School Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2515 Lawrence Ave
    Kansas City, KS 66106
    (913) 627-4550

    Grades: PK-5 | 293 students
  • Rank: #26-2826.- 28.
    Stony Point North Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    8200 Elizabeth
    Kansas City, KS 66112
    (913) 627-4500

    Grades: K-5 | 329 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Arrowhead Middle School Math: 16% | Reading: 18%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1715 N 82nd Street
    Kansas City, KS 66112
    (913) 627-6600

    Grades: 6-8 | 406 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    John Fiske Elementary School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    625 S Valley
    Kansas City, KS 66105
    (913) 627-4850

    Grades: PK-5 | 1,033 student
  • Rank: #3131.
    Hazel Grove Elementary School Math: 14% | Reading: 18%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2401 N 67th St
    Kansas City, KS 66104
    (913) 627-7000

    Grades: K-5 | 546 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    Frances Willard Elementary School Math: 10% | Reading: 20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3400 Orville
    Kansas City, KS 66102
    (913) 627-6100

    Grades: K-5 | 478 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Turner Sixth Grade Academy Math: 13% | Reading: 16%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    6425 Riverview
    Kansas City, KS 66106
    (913) 288-3800

    Grades: 6 | 326 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    John F Kennedy Elementary School Math: 10% | Reading: 18%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2600 N 72nd St
    Kansas City, KS 66109
    (913) 627-4950

    Grades: K-5 | 464 students
  • Rank: #3535.
    Mckinley Elementary School Math: 10-14% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1301 Armstrong
    Kansas City, KS 66102
    (913) 627-7350

    Grades: K-5 | 348 students
  • Show 26 more public schools in Kansas City, KS (out of 61 total schools)
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