Top 10 Best Kansas City Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 185 public schools serving 76,514 students in Kansas City, MO (there are 69 private schools, serving 14,321 private students). 84% of all K-12 students in Kansas City, MO are educated in public schools (compared to the MO state average of 88%).
The top ranked public schools in Kansas City, MO are Rising Hill Elementary School, Park Hill High School and Bell Prairie 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 25% (versus the Missouri public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 36% (versus the 45% statewide average). Schools in Kansas City have an average ranking of 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Missouri public schools.
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Missouri public school average of 31% (majority Black).

Best Public Schools in Kansas City, MO (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
Park Hill High School
(Math: 70% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
7701 Nw Barry Rd
Kansas City, MO 64153
(816) 359-4110
Grades: 9-12
| 1,859 students
Rank: #33.
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: #44.
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: #55.
B W Sheperd School
Special Education School
2727 Tracy Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109
(816) 889-3502
Grades: K-12
| 0 students
Rank: #66.
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: #77.
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: #88.
Hawthorn Elementary School
(Math: 61% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
8200 N Chariton
Kansas City, MO 64152
(816) 359-4390
Grades: K-5
| 497 students
Rank: #99.
English Landing Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6500 Nw Klamm Dr
Kansas City, MO 64151
(816) 359-4370
Grades: K-5
| 439 students
Rank: #1010.
Graden Elementary School
(Math: 56% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
8804 Hwy 45 Nw
Kansas City, MO 64152
(816) 359-4340
Grades: K-5
| 462 students
Rank: #1111.
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: #1212.
Union Chapel Elementary School
(Math: 59% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
7100 Nw Hampton Road
Kansas City, MO 64152
(816) 359-4310
Grades: K-5
| 616 students
Rank: #1313.
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: #1414.
Lincoln College Middle School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 67%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2012 E 23rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64109
(816) 418-1500
Grades: 6-8
| 573 students
Rank: #1515.
University Academy-upper
Charter School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 70-79%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6801 Holmes Rd
Kansas City, MO 64131
(816) 412-5902
Grades: 9-12
| 235 students
Rank: #1616.
Summit Pointe Elementary School
(Math: 49% | Reading: 59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
13100 E 147th St
Kansas City, MO 64149
(816) 986-4210
Grades: K-6
| 582 students
Rank: #1717.
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: #1818.
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: #1919.
Academie Lafayette Armour Ims
Charter School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
201 E Armour Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 800-8771
Grades: 6-8
| 266 students
Rank: #2020.
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: 9-12
| 2 students
Rank: #2121.
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: #2222.
Lakeview Middle School
(Math: 48% | Reading: 52%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6720 Nw 64th St
Kansas City, MO 64151
(816) 359-4220
Grades: 6-8
| 663 students
Rank: #2323.
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: #24 - 2624. - 26.
Burke Academy
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
11115 Bennington Ave
Kansas City, MO 64134
(816) 316-7740
Grades: K-12
| 0 students
Rank: #24 - 2624. - 26.
Dale M Thompson/trails West S
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4800 Grandview Rd
Kansas City, MO 64137
(816) 325-1353
Grades: K-12
| 30 students
Rank: #24 - 2624. - 26.
Northwood Sch.
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4400 Sterling Ave
Kansas City, MO 64133
(816) 737-6290
Grades: K-12
| 0 students
Rank: #2727.
Pathfinder Elementary School
(Math: 42% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1951 Nw 87th Terr
Kansas City, MO 64154
(816) 436-6670
Grades: PK-4
| 606 students
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
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: #28 - 2928. - 29.
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
Rank: #3030.
Prairie Point Elementary School
(Math: 49% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
8101 Nw Belvidere Pkwy
Kansas City, MO 64152
(816) 359-4380
Grades: K-5
| 403 students
Rank: #3131.
Academie Lafayette Oak Elementary School
Charter School
(Math: 33% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6903 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64113
(816) 361-7735
Grades: K-5
| 467 students
Rank: #3232.
Southeast Elementary School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5704 N Northwood Rd
Kansas City, MO 64151
(816) 359-4360
Grades: K-5
| 497 students
Rank: #3333.
Hopewell Elementary School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 52%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6801 Line Creek Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64151
(816) 359-4410
Grades: K-5
| 532 students
Rank: #3434.
Border Star Montessori
Magnet School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6321 Wornall Rd
Kansas City, MO 64113
(816) 418-5150
Grades: PK-6
| 340 students
Rank: #3535.
Oak Park High School
(Math: 36% | Reading: 56%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
825 Ne 79th Terr
Kansas City, MO 64118
(816) 321-5320
Grades: 9-12
| 1,693 students
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Kansas City, Missouri Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
2015 E 72nd St
Kansas City, MO 64132
(816) 523-4707
Grades: K-8
| 302 students
6330 Swope Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64132
(816) 418-1292
Grades: 6-8
| 227 students
2630 Topping
Kansas City, MO 64129
(816) 418-2750
Grades: K-8
| n/a students
2400 Prospect
Kansas City, MO 64127
(816) 418-3905
Grades: PK-6
| 229 students
B W Sheperd (Closed 2021)
Special Education School
2727 Tracy Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64109
(816) 842-4644
Grades: Inquire with school
| 42 students
6401 Rockhill Rd
Kansas City, MO 64131
(816) 926-9110
Grades: PK-8
| 357 students
8310 Holmes
Kansas City, MO 64131
(816) 926-9110
Grades: K-8
| 155 students
5401 East 103rd St
Kansas City, MO 64137
(816) 316-7100
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
2411 E 70th Terr
Kansas City, MO 64132
(816) 418-1550
Grades: PK-6
| 226 students
5605 Troost
Kansas City, MO 64110
(816) 822-1331
Grades: 6-12
| 242 students
3850 Pittman Rd
Kansas City, MO 64133
(816) 418-8665
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
4800 Grandview Road
Kansas City, MO 64137
(816) 763-3106
Grades: Inquire with school
| 56 students
Day Treatment (Closed 2013)
Special Education School
5401 East 103rd St
Kansas City, MO 64137
(816) 316-7190
Grades: 2-12
| n/a students
500 Woodland Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64106
(816) 842-8040
Grades: K-1
| 132 students
201 East Armour Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 531-7144
Grades: 9-11
| 153 students
201 East Armour Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 531-7144
Grades: K-5
| 519 students
201 East Armour Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 531-7144
Grades: 6-8
| 206 students
531 Garfield
Kansas City, MO 64124
(816) 691-2805
Grades: 9-12
| 188 students
2640 Belleview
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 418-6475
Grades: PK
| n/a students
1215 E Truman Rd
Kansas City, MO 64106
(816) 418-8655
Grades: 9-12
| 173 students
3850 Pittman Rd
Kansas City, MO 64133
(816) 418-4600
Grades: 6-8
| 24 students
1320 East 32nd Terr
Kansas City, MO 64109
(816) 418-6525
Grades: PK-6
| n/a students
3800 East 44th St
Kansas City, MO 64130
(816) 921-0775
Grades: K-6
| 135 students
3800 East 44th St
Kansas City, MO 64130
(816) 921-0775
Grades: 7-8
| 43 students
4600 Elmwood Ave
Kansas City, MO 64130
(816) 418-4925
Grades: K-8
| n/a students
3421 Cherry
Kansas City, MO 64109
(816) 418-6425
Grades: K-8
| n/a students
3100 Ne 46th St
Kansas City, MO 64117
(816) 413-6060
Grades: K-12
| 45 students
2803 E 51st
Kansas City, MO 64130
(816) 418-2800
Grades: K-6
| 262 students
9010b Old Santa Fe Road
Kansas City, MO 64138
(816) 316-7300
Grades: 9
| 320 students
9010 Old Santa Fe Road
Kansas City, MO 64138
(816) 316-7300
Grades: 8-9
| 948 students
1524 Paseo Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 877-8570
Grades: 9-12
| 367 students
1001 Bennington Ave
Kansas City, MO 64126
(816) 595-0800
Grades: 9-12
| 266 students
6400 E 23rd
Kansas City, MO 64129
(816) 418-4770
Grades: 7-8
| 241 students
4101 E 53rd St
Kansas City, MO 64130
(816) 418-5100
Grades: K-5
| 252 students
10900 Marsh
Kansas City, MO 64134
(816) 316-7900
Grades: 1-6
| 322 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Kansas City, MO?
The top ranked public schools in Kansas City, MO include Rising Hill Elementary School, Park Hill High School and Bell Prairie Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Kansas City, MO?
185 public schools are located in Kansas City, MO.
What percentage of students in Kansas City, MO go to public school?
84% of all K-12 students in Kansas City, MO are educated in public schools (compared to the MO state average of 88%).
What is the racial composition of students in Kansas City, MO?
Kansas City, MO public schools minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Missouri public schools average of 31% (majority Black).

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