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For the 2021 school year, there are 177 public schools serving 80,665 students in Kansas City, MO. Kansas City has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Missouri.
The top ranked public schools in Kansas City, MO are Nashua Elementary School, University Academy-upper and Chapel Hill Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Kansas City, MO public schools have an average math proficiency score of 36% (versus the Missouri public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 41% (versus the 49% statewide average). Schools in Kansas City have an average ranking of 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Missouri public schools.
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Missouri public school average of 29% (majority Black).

Top Kansas City, MO Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Nashua Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    221 Ne 114th St
    Kansas City, MO 64155
    (816) 321-5160

    Grades: K-5 | 377 students
  • Rank: #22.
    University Academy-upper Charter School
    Math: 70-79% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    6801 Holmes Rd
    Kansas City, MO 64131
    (816) 412-5902

    Grades: 9-12 | 237 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Chapel Hill Elementary School Math: 83% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    3220 Ne 67th Terr
    Kansas City, MO 64119
    (816) 321-5040

    Grades: K-5 | 542 students
  • Rank: #4-54.-5.
    Academie Lafayette-oak Charter School
    Math: 69% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    6903 Oak
    Kansas City, MO 64113
    (816) 361-7735

    Grades: 4-8 | 488 students
  • Rank: #4-54.-5.
    Shoal Creek Elementary School Math: 69% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    9000 Ne Flintlock Rd
    Kansas City, MO 64157
    (816) 736-7150

    Grades: K-5 | 907 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Bell Prairie Elementary School Math: 75% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    3000 Ne 108th St
    Kansas City, MO 64156
    (816) 321-5020

    Grades: PK-5 | 771 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Staley High School Math: 70% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2800 Ne Shoal Creek Pkwy
    Kansas City, MO 64156
    (816) 321-5330

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,599 student
  • Rank: #88.
    Northview Elementary School Math: 69% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    9201 N Indiana
    Kansas City, MO 64156
    (816) 321-5170

    Grades: K-5 | 730 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Fox Hill Elementary School Math: 72% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    545 Ne 106 St
    Kansas City, MO 64155
    (816) 321-5090

    Grades: K-5 | 663 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Park Hill High School Math: 74% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    7701 Nw Barry Rd
    Kansas City, MO 64153
    (816) 359-4110

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,969 student
  • Rank: #1111.
    Lincoln College Prep. Magnet School
    Math: 56% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    2111 Woodland
    Kansas City, MO 64108
    (816) 418-3000

    Grades: 6-12 | 1,043 student
  • Rank: #1212.
    Academie Lafayette-cherry Charter School
    Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    3421 Cherry St
    Kansas City, MO 64109
    (816) 888-7400

    Grades: K-3 | 481 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Union Chapel Elementary School Math: 63% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    7100 Nw Hampton Road
    Kansas City, MO 64152
    (816) 359-4310

    Grades: K-5 | 527 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Summit Pointe Elementary School Math: 60% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    13100 E 147th St
    Kansas City, MO 64149
    (816) 986-4210

    Grades: K-6 | 662 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    New Mark Middle School Math: 61% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    515 Ne 106th St
    Kansas City, MO 64155
    (816) 321-5290

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,235 student
  • Rank: #1616.
    Red Bridge Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    10781 Oak
    Kansas City, MO 64114
    (816) 612-4200

    Grades: K-5 | 291 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Maplewood Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    6400 Ne 52nd St
    Kansas City, MO 64119
    (816) 321-5140

    Grades: PK-5 | 302 students
  • Rank: #18-1918.- 19.
    Clardy Elementary School Math: 59% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    8100 N Troost
    Kansas City, MO 64118
    (816) 321-5060

    Grades: K-5 | 493 students
  • Rank: #18-1918.- 19.
    English Landing Elementary School Math: 57% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    6500 Nw Klamm Dr
    Kansas City, MO 64151
    (816) 359-4370

    Grades: K-5 | 497 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Kellybrook Elementary School Math: 51% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    10701 N Eastern Avenue
    Kansas City, MO 64157
    (816) 736-5700

    Grades: K-5 | 606 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Liberty Oaks Elementary School Math: 59% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    8150 N Farley Ave
    Kansas City, MO 64158
    (816) 736-5600

    Grades: K-5 | 513 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Lakewood Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4624 N Norton
    Kansas City, MO 64117
    (816) 321-5120

    Grades: K-5 | 221 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Antioch Middle School Math: 55% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2100 Ne 65th St
    Kansas City, MO 64118
    (816) 321-5260

    Grades: 6-8 | 958 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Southeast Elementary School Math: 55% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    5704 N Northwood Rd
    Kansas City, MO 64151
    (816) 359-4360

    Grades: K-5 | 502 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    Ewing Marion Kauffman High School Charter School
    Math: 65-69% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    6401 Paseo Boulevard
    Kansas City, MO 64131
    (816) 268-5660

    Grades: 9-11 | 203 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    Prairie Point Elementary School Math: 52% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    8101 Nw Belvidere Pkwy
    Kansas City, MO 64152
    (816) 359-4380

    Grades: K-5 | 473 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Graden Elementary School Math: 53% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    8804 Hwy 45 Nw
    Kansas City, MO 64152
    (816) 359-4340

    Grades: K-5 | 561 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Hawthorn Elementary School Math: 55% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    8200 N Chariton
    Kansas City, MO 64152
    (816) 359-4390

    Grades: K-5 | 540 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Pathfinder Elementary School Math: 56% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1951 Nw 87th Terr
    Kansas City, MO 64154
    (816) 436-6670

    Grades: PK-4 | 598 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    Alfred L. Renner Elementary School Math: 51% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    7401 Nw Barry Rd
    Kansas City, MO 64153
    (816) 359-4350

    Grades: K-5 | 443 students
  • Rank: #3131.
    Plaza Middle School Math: 47% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    6501 Nw 72nd St
    Kansas City, MO 64151
    (816) 359-4210

    Grades: 6 | 872 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    Winnwood Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    4531 Ne 44th Terr
    Kansas City, MO 64117
    (816) 321-5220

    Grades: PK-5 | 284 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Meadowbrook Elementary School Math: 53% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    6301 N Michigan Dr
    Kansas City, MO 64118
    (816) 321-5150

    Grades: K-5 | 553 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Lakeview Middle School Math: 49% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    6720 Nw 64th St
    Kansas City, MO 64151
    (816) 359-4220

    Grades: 7-8 | 764 students
  • Rank: #3535.
    University Academy-lower Charter School
    Math: 56% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    6801 Holmes Rd
    Kansas City, MO 64131
    (816) 412-5973

    Grades: K-5 | 649 students
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