Kansas City School District

2010 N. 59th Street
Kansas City, KS 66104
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Kansas City School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Kansas for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 43 public schools serving 20,734 students in Kansas City School District. This district's average testing ranking is 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Kansas.
Public Schools in Kansas City School District have an average math proficiency score of 8% (versus the Kansas public school average of 28%), and reading proficiency score of 15% (versus the 36% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Kansas public school average of 37% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (KS)
# Schools
43 Schools
1,355 Schools
# Students
20,734 Students
479,272 Students
# Teachers
1,432 Teachers
34,559 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Kansas City School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 286 school districts in Kansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 70% has increased from 69% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (KS)
Overall District Rank
#285 out of 286 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Kansas City  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
8%
28%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Kansas City  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of KS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
36%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Kansas City  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of KS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
70%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Kansas City  School District and public school graduation rate of KS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.62
0.56
# American Indian Students
31 Students
3,520 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
1,398 Students
13,136 Students
% Asian Students
7%
3%
# Hispanic Students
11,541 Students
100,007 Students
% Hispanic Students
56%
21%
# Black Students
5,033 Students
31,834 Students
% Black Students
24%
6%
# White Students
1,886 Students
301,155 Students
% White Students
9%
63%
# Hawaiian Students
91 Students
1,073 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
754 Students
28,547 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
6%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
243
19,707
# Students in K Grade:
1,614
34,075
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,559
33,149
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,611
33,906
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,584
34,043
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,631
34,679
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,514
34,673
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,593
35,760
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,620
36,432
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,638
37,168
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,885
38,804
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,548
36,090
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,432
34,874
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,238
34,289
# Ungraded Students:
24
1,623

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $15,840 in this school district is less than the state median of $16,220. The school district revenue/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $16,997 is less than the state median of $17,133. The school district spending/student has declined by 5% over four school years.
This School District
This State (KS)
Total Revenue
$328 MM
$7,774 MM
This chart display total revenue of Kansas City  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in KS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$352 MM
$8,211 MM
This chart display total spending of Kansas City  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in KS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$15,840
$16,220
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Kansas City  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in KS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$16,997
$17,133
This chart display average spending per public school student in Kansas City  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in KS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Kansas City School District Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
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
| 11 students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Fairfax Learning Center
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3016 N. 9th Street
Kansas City, KS 66101
(913) 627-6700
Grades: 9-12
| 62 students
Rank: #33.
Sumner Of Arts & Science
Magnet School
Math: 31% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1610 N 8th Street
Kansas City, KS 66101
(913) 627-7200
Grades: 8-12
| 999 students
Rank: #44.
Emerson Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1429 S 29th
Kansas City, KS 66106
(913) 627-5900
Grades: K-5
| 163 students
Rank: #55.
Frank Rushton Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2605 W 43rd Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66103
(913) 627-3050
Grades: PK-5
| 331 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Bertram Caruthers Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1100 Waverly
Kansas City, KS 66104
(913) 627-4750
Grades: PK-5
| 383 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Thomas A Edison Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1000 Locust Street
Kansas City, KS 66103
(913) 627-4900
Grades: PK-5
| 246 students
Rank: #88.
Stony Point South
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
150 South 78th St
Kansas City, KS 66111
(913) 627-4600
Grades: K-5
| 271 students
Rank: #99.
Mark Twain Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2300 Minnesota Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66102
(913) 627-5200
Grades: K-5
| 246 students
Rank: #1010.
Lowell Brune Elementary School
Math: 13% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2200 N. 89th Terrace
Kansas City, KS 66109
(913) 551-3200
Grades: K-5
| 427 students
Rank: #1111.
West Park Elementary School
Math: 15% | Reading: 26%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2600 N. 44th Street
Kansas City, KS 66104
(913) 627-6250
Grades: K-5
| 512 students
Rank: #1212.
Noble Prentis Elementary School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2337 S 14th Street
Kansas City, KS 66103
(913) 627-5250
Grades: K-5
| 235 students
Rank: #1313.
Frances Willard Elementary School
Math: 15% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3400 Orville
Kansas City, KS 66102
(913) 627-6100
Grades: K-5
| 400 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Claude A Huyck Elementary School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1530 N 83rd Street
Kansas City, KS 66112
(913) 627-4650
Grades: K-5
| 289 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Silver City Elementary School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2515 Lawrence Ave
Kansas City, KS 66106
(913) 627-4550
Grades: PK-5
| 284 students
Rank: #1616.
Stony Point North
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
8200 Elizabeth
Kansas City, KS 66112
(913) 627-4500
Grades: K-5
| 304 students
Rank: #1717.
Arrowhead Middle School
Math: 9% | Reading: 18%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1715 N 82nd Street
Kansas City, KS 66112
(913) 627-6600
Grades: 6-8
| 454 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
John F Kennedy Elementary School
Math: 9% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2600 N 72nd St
Kansas City, KS 66109
(913) 627-4950
Grades: K-5
| 438 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Whittier Elementary School
Math: 9% | Reading: 17%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
295 S 10th Street
Kansas City, KS 66102
(913) 627-6400
Grades: K-5
| 513 students
Rank: #20 - 2220. - 22.
Eugene Ware Elementary School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
4820 Oakland
Kansas City, KS 66102
(913) 627-5950
Grades: K-5
| 239 students
Rank: #20 - 2220. - 22.
Lindbergh Elementary School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
641 N 57th St
Kansas City, KS 66102
(913) 627-5150
Grades: K-5
| 196 students
Rank: #20 - 2220. - 22.
New Stanley Elementary School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3604 Metropolitan
Kansas City, KS 66106
(913) 627-3950
Grades: K-5
| 239 students
Rank: #2323.
Welborn Elementary School
Math: 6% | Reading: 20%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
5200 Leavenworth Rd
Kansas City, KS 66104
(913) 627-4450
Grades: K-5
| 552 students
Rank: #2424.
M E Pearson Elementary School
Math: 9% | Reading: 16%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
310 N 11th St
Kansas City, KS 66102
(913) 627-3150
Grades: PK-5
| 601 students
Rank: #25 - 2725. - 27.
Grant Elementary School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1510 N 4th St
Kansas City, KS 66101
(913) 627-4300
Grades: K-5
| 305 students
Rank: #25 - 2725. - 27.
John Fiske Elementary School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
625 S Valley
Kansas City, KS 66105
(913) 627-4850
Grades: PK-5
| 296 students
Rank: #25 - 2725. - 27.
Mckinley Elementary School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1301 Armstrong
Kansas City, KS 66102
(913) 627-7350
Grades: K-5
| 280 students
Rank: #2828.
Hazel Grove Elementary School
Math: 6% | Reading: 15%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2401 N 67th St
Kansas City, KS 66104
(913) 627-7000
Grades: K-5
| 534 students
Rank: #2929.
Chelsea Elementary School
Math: 5% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2500 Wood
Kansas City, KS 66104
(913) 627-5000
Grades: K-5
| 571 students
Rank: #3030.
Quindaro Elementary School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2800 Farrow
Kansas City, KS 66104
(913) 627-4400
Grades: K-5
| 333 students
Rank: #3131.
Central Middle School
Math: 3% | Reading: 12%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
925 Ivandale
Kansas City, KS 66101
(913) 627-6150
Grades: 6-8
| 720 students
Rank: #3232.
Rosedale Middle School
Math: 5% | Reading: 10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3600 Springfield
Kansas City, KS 66103
(913) 627-6900
Grades: 6-8
| 529 students
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
Argentine Middle School
Math: 3% | Reading: 11%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2123 Ruby Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66106
(913) 627-6750
Grades: 6-8
| 674 students
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
Gloria Willis Middle School
Math: 3% | Reading: 11%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1735 N. 64th Terrace
Kansas City, KS 66102
(913) 627-6300
Grades: 6-8
| 763 students
Rank: #35 - 3735. - 37.
Banneker Elementary School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 6-9%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2026 N 4th Street
Kansas City, KS 66101
(913) 627-4700
Grades: PK-5
| 308 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Kansas City School District?
Kansas City School District manages 43 public schools serving 20,734 students.
What is the rank of Kansas City School District?
Kansas City School District is ranked #285 out of 286 school districts in Kansas (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Kansas school districts for: Most diverse schools (Top 1%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Kansas City School District?
56% of Kansas City School District students are Hispanic, 24% of students are Black, 9% of students are White, 7% of students are Asian, and 4% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Kansas City School District?
Kansas City School District has a student/teacher ratio of 14:1, which is equal to the Kansas state average of 14:1.
What is Kansas City School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $16,997 is less than the state median of $17,133. The school district spending/student has declined by 5% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 43 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 20,734 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 91%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 70% (Btm 50% in KS)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 8% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 15% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

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