Top 10 Best Clay County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 80 public schools serving 41,182 students in Clay County, MO (there are 19 private schools, serving 3,546 private students). 92% of all K-12 students in Clay County, MO are educated in public schools (compared to the MO state average of 88%).
The top ranked public schools in Clay County, MO are Epic Elementary School, Lens and Rising Hill 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 41% (versus the Missouri public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 52% (versus the 45% statewide average). Schools in Clay County have an average ranking of 9/10, which is in the top 20% of Missouri public schools.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the Missouri public school average of 31% (majority Black).

Best Clay County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Epic Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
650 Conistor Lane
Liberty, MO 64068
(816) 736-5730
Grades: K-5
| 292 students
Rank: #22.
Lens
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
2215 South Campus Drive
Kearney, MO 64060
(816) 628-4652
Grades: 3-5
| 133 students
Rank: #33.
Rising Hill Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
7301 Ne 108th St.
Kansas City, MO 64157
(816) 321-5370
Grades: PK-5
| 372 students
Rank: #44.
Franklin Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
201 W Mill
Liberty, MO 64068
(816) 736-5440
Grades: K-5
| 271 students
Rank: #55.
Bell Prairie Elementary School
Math: 64% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3000 Ne 108th St
Kansas City, MO 64156
(816) 321-5020
Grades: PK-5
| 708 students
Rank: #66.
Shoal Creek Elementary School
Math: 63% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
9000 Ne Flintlock Rd
Kansas City, MO 64157
(816) 736-7150
Grades: K-5
| 881 students
Rank: #77.
Nashua Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
221 Ne 114th St
Kansas City, MO 64155
(816) 321-5160
Grades: K-5
| 347 students
Rank: #88.
Northview Elementary School
Math: 59% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
9201 N Indiana
Kansas City, MO 64156
(816) 321-5170
Grades: K-5
| 644 students
Rank: #99.
Smithville Horizon Elementary School
Math: 67% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
695 S Commercial Ave
Smithville, MO 64089
(816) 532-4566
Grades: K-6
| 429 students
Rank: #1010.
Kearney High School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
715 E 19th St
Kearney, MO 64060
(816) 628-4585
Grades: 10-12
| 832 students
Rank: #1111.
Southview Elementary School
Math: 62% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
7 S Campus Dr
Kearney, MO 64060
(816) 628-4652
Grades: K-5
| 469 students
Rank: #1212.
Chapel Hill Elementary School
Math: 55% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3220 Ne 67th Terr
Kansas City, MO 64119
(816) 321-5040
Grades: K-5
| 569 students
Rank: #1313.
Dogwood Elementary School
Math: 58% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1400 Cedar Wood Pkwy
Kearney, MO 64060
(816) 903-1400
Grades: K-5
| 457 students
Rank: #1414.
Lewis And Clark Elementary School
Math: 52% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1407 Nashua Rd
Liberty, MO 64068
(816) 736-5430
Grades: K-5
| 556 students
Rank: #1515.
Hawthorne Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1815 S Jefferson
Kearney, MO 64060
(816) 628-4114
Grades: K-5
| 262 students
Rank: #1616.
Staley High School
Math: 47% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2800 Ne Shoal Creek Pkwy
Kansas City, MO 64156
(816) 321-5330
Grades: 9-12
| 1,783 students
Rank: #1717.
Kearney Jr. High School
Math: 50% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2215 S Campus St
Kearney, MO 64060
(816) 628-2650
Grades: 8-9
| 558 students
Rank: #1818.
Smithville High School
Math: 49% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
645 S Commercial Ave
Smithville, MO 64089
(816) 532-0405
Grades: 9-12
| 908 students
Rank: #1919.
Warren Hills Elementary School
Math: 48% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1251 Camille St
Liberty, MO 64068
(816) 736-5630
Grades: K-5
| 586 students
Rank: #2020.
Discovery Middle School
Math: 47% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
800 Midjay Drive
Liberty, MO 64068
(816) 736-7300
Grades: 6-8
| 677 students
Rank: #2121.
Fox Hill Elementary School
Math: 55% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
545 Ne 106 St
Kansas City, MO 64155
(816) 321-5090
Grades: K-5
| 574 students
Rank: #2222.
Kearney Middle School
Math: 63% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
200 E 5th St
Kearney, MO 64060
(816) 628-4115
Grades: 6-7
| 526 students
Rank: #2323.
Liberty Oaks Elementary School
Math: 45% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
8150 N Farley Ave
Kansas City, MO 64158
(816) 736-5600
Grades: K-5
| 523 students
Rank: #2424.
Eagle Heights Elementary School
Math: 48% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
18801 Eagle Parkway
Smithville, MO 64089
(816) 532-0589
Grades: K-6
| 442 students
Rank: #2525.
New Mark Middle School
Math: 47% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
515 Ne 106th St
Kansas City, MO 64155
(816) 321-5290
Grades: 7-8
| 982 students
Rank: #26 - 2826. - 28.
Alexander Doniphan Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1900 Clay Dr
Liberty, MO 64068
(816) 736-5400
Grades: K-5
| 370 students
Rank: #26 - 2826. - 28.
Elkhorn Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
34684 Hwy 10
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
(816) 630-9270
Grades: K-5
| 203 students
Rank: #26 - 2826. - 28.
Kearney Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
902 S Jefferson
Kearney, MO 64060
(816) 628-4113
Grades: PK-5
| 245 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Gateway 6th Grade Center
Math: 44% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
9201 N Indiana Ave
Kansas City, MO 64156
(816) 321-5360
Grades: 6
| 873 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Smithville Middle School
Math: 53% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
675 S Commercial Ave
Smithville, MO 64089
(816) 532-1122
Grades: 7-8
| 400 students
Rank: #3131.
Missouri City Elementary School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
700 E Main
Missouri City, MO 64072
(816) 750-4391
Grades: K-8
| 22 students
Rank: #3232.
Liberty High School
Math: 33% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
200 Bluejay Dr
Liberty, MO 64068
(816) 736-5340
Grades: 9-12
| 1,997 students
Rank: #3333.
Liberty Academy
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
8 Victory Ln
Liberty, MO 64068
(816) 736-5470
Grades: 9-12
| 0 students
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
Briarcliff Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4100 Nw Briarcliff Rd
Kansas City, MO 64116
(816) 321-5030
Grades: K-5
| 323 students
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
Clardy Elementary School
Math: 42% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
8100 N Troost
Kansas City, MO 64118
(816) 321-5060
Grades: K-5
| 450 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 include Epic Elementary School, Lens and Rising Hill Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Clay County, MO?
80 public schools are located 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 88%).
What is the racial composition of students in Clay County, MO?
Clay County, MO public schools minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the Missouri public schools average of 31% (majority Black).

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