Top 10 Best Clay County Public Schools (2023)

For the 2023 school year, there are 80 public schools serving 41,308 students in Clay County, MO (there are 19 private schools, serving 3,358 private students). 92% of all K-12 students in Clay County, MO are educated in public schools compared to the MO state average of 89%.
The top ranked public schools in Clay County, MO are Kearney High School, Epic Elementary School and Bell Prairie Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Clay County, MO public schools have an average math proficiency score of 50% (versus the Missouri public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 56% (versus the 49% statewide average). Schools in Clay County have an average ranking of 10/10, which is in the top 10% of Missouri public schools.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the Missouri public school average of 30% (majority Black).

Best Clay County Public Schools (2023)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Kearney High School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
715 E 19th St
Kearney, MO 64060
(816) 628-4585
Grades: 10-12
| 838 students
Rank: #22.
Epic Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
650 Conistor Lane
Liberty, MO 64068
(816) 736-5730
Grades: K-5
| 280 students
Rank: #33.
Bell Prairie Elementary School
Math: 73% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3000 Ne 108th St
Kansas City, MO 64156
(816) 321-5020
Grades: PK-5
| 653 students
Rank: #44.
Shoal Creek Elementary School
Math: 68% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
9000 Ne Flintlock Rd
Kansas City, MO 64157
(816) 736-7150
Grades: K-5
| 895 students
Rank: #55.
Chapel Hill Elementary School
Math: 74% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3220 Ne 67th Terr
Kansas City, MO 64119
(816) 321-5040
Grades: K-5
| 533 students
Rank: #66.
Rising Hill Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
7301 Ne 108th St.
Kansas City, MO 64157
(816) 321-5370
Grades: K-5
| 318 students
Rank: #77.
Nashua Elementary School
Math: 67% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
221 Ne 114th St
Kansas City, MO 64155
(816) 321-5160
Grades: K-5
| 369 students
Rank: #88.
Southview Elementary School
Math: 67% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
7 S Campus Dr
Kearney, MO 64060
(816) 628-4652
Grades: K-5
| 464 students
Rank: #99.
Staley High School
Math: 66% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2800 Ne Shoal Creek Pkwy
Kansas City, MO 64156
(816) 321-5330
Grades: 9-12
| 1,786 students
Rank: #1010.
Dogwood Elementary School
Math: 60% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1400 Cedar Wood Pkwy
Kearney, MO 64060
(816) 903-1400
Grades: K-5
| 475 students
Rank: #1111.
Northview Elementary School
Math: 66% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
9201 N Indiana
Kansas City, MO 64156
(816) 321-5170
Grades: K-5
| 594 students
Rank: #1212.
Kearney Middle School
Math: 73% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
200 E 5th St
Kearney, MO 64060
(816) 628-4115
Grades: 6-7
| 584 students
Rank: #1313.
Franklin Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
201 W Mill
Liberty, MO 64068
(816) 736-5440
Grades: K-5
| 264 students
Rank: #1414.
Discovery Middle School
Math: 64% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
800 Midjay Drive
Liberty, MO 64068
(816) 736-7300
Grades: 6-8
| 712 students
Rank: #1515.
Fox Hill Elementary School
Math: 68% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
545 Ne 106 St
Kansas City, MO 64155
(816) 321-5090
Grades: K-5
| 632 students
Rank: #1616.
Smithville High School
Math: 58% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
645 S Commercial Ave
Smithville, MO 64089
(816) 532-0405
Grades: 9-12
| 930 students
Rank: #1717.
Liberty Oaks Elementary School
Math: 59% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
8150 N Farley Ave
Kansas City, MO 64158
(816) 736-5600
Grades: K-5
| 496 students
Rank: #1818.
Alexander Doniphan Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1900 Clay Dr
Liberty, MO 64068
(816) 736-5400
Grades: K-5
| 349 students
Rank: #1919.
Lewis And Clark Elementary School
Math: 54% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1407 Nashua Rd
Liberty, MO 64068
(816) 736-5430
Grades: K-5
| 590 students
Rank: #2020.
Clardy Elementary School
Math: 59% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
8100 N Troost
Kansas City, MO 64118
(816) 321-5060
Grades: K-5
| 447 students
Rank: #2121.
New Mark Middle School
Math: 60% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
515 Ne 106th St
Kansas City, MO 64155
(816) 321-5290
Grades: 7-8
| 964 students
Rank: #2222.
Smithville Horizon Elementary School
Math: 65% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
695 S Commercial Ave
Smithville, MO 64089
(816) 532-4566
Grades: PK-6
| 433 students
Rank: #2323.
Kearney Junior High School
Math: 51% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2215 S Campus St
Kearney, MO 64060
(816) 628-2650
Grades: 8-9
| 558 students
Rank: #2424.
Kearney Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
902 S Jefferson
Kearney, MO 64060
(816) 628-4113
Grades: K-5
| 251 students
Rank: #2525.
Gateway 6th Grade Center
Math: 56% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
9201 N Indiana Ave
Kansas City, MO 64156
(816) 321-5360
Grades: 6
| 875 students
Rank: #2626.
Warren Hills Elementary School
Math: 49% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1251 Camille St
Liberty, MO 64068
(816) 736-5630
Grades: K-5
| 598 students
Rank: #2727.
Kellybrook Elementary School
Math: 50% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
10701 N Eastern Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64157
(816) 736-5700
Grades: K-5
| 555 students
Rank: #2828.
Liberty High School
Math: 43% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
200 Bluejay Dr
Liberty, MO 64068
(816) 736-5340
Grades: 9-12
| 1,991 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Elkhorn Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
34684 Hwy 10
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
(816) 630-9270
Grades: K-5
| 203 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Hawthorne Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1815 S Jefferson
Kearney, MO 64060
(816) 628-4114
Grades: K-5
| 269 students
Rank: #3131.
Smithville Middle School
Math: 51% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
675 S Commercial Ave
Smithville, MO 64089
(816) 532-1122
Grades: 7-8
| 428 students
Rank: #3232.
Smithville Maple Elementary School
Math: 53% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
600 Maple St
Smithville, MO 64089
(816) 532-0589
Grades: PK-6
| 386 students
Rank: #3333.
West Englewood Elementary School
Math: 56% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1506 Nw Englewood Rd
Kansas City, MO 64118
(816) 321-5210
Grades: PK-5
| 403 students
Rank: #3434.
Liberty Middle School
Math: 46% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1500 S Withers
Liberty, MO 64068
(816) 736-5410
Grades: 6-8
| 678 students
Rank: #3535.
Liberty North High School
Math: 43% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1000 N.e. 104th Street
Liberty, MO 64068
(816) 736-5500
Grades: 9-12
| 2,238 students
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Clay County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
502 N Water
Liberty, MO 64068
(816) 415-4330
Grades: 1-12
| 39 students
3100 Ne 46th St
Kansas City, MO 64117
(816) 413-6060
Grades: K-12
| 45 students
455 School Way
Holt, MO 64048
(816) 320-3441
Grades: K-5
| 142 students
600 West Kansas
Liberty, MO 64068
(816) 736-5380
Grades: 8-9
| n/a students
Maple Valley (Closed 2021)
Special Education School
2575 Ne Barry Road
Kansas City, MO 64155
(816) 436-7747
Grades: Inquire with school
| 51 students
800 Midjay Dr
Liberty, MO 64068
(816) 736-7300
Grades: 8-9
| n/a students
2215 S Campus Dr
Kearney, MO 64060
(816) 628-2650
Grades: 6-8
| 855 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Clay County, MO?

The top ranked public schools in Clay County, MO are Kearney High School, Epic Elementary School and Bell Prairie Elementary School.

How many public schools are location in Clay County, MO?

80 public schools are location in Clay County, MO.

What percentage of students in Clay County, MO go to public school?

92% of all K-12 students in Clay County, MO are educated in public schools compared to the MO state average of 89%.

What is the racial composition of students in Clay County, MO?

Clay County, MO minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the Missouri public school average of 30% (majority Black).

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