Top 10 Best Kansas City Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 176 public schools serving 80,308 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 Bell Prairie Elementary School, University Academy-upper and Shoal Creek 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 34% (versus the Missouri public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 40% (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).

Best Kansas City, MO Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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
| 771 students
Rank: #22.
University Academy-upper
Charter School
Math: 60-69% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6801 Holmes Rd
Kansas City, MO 64131
(816) 412-5902
Grades: 9-12
| 237 students
Rank: #33.
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
| 907 students
Rank: #44.
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
| 542 students
Rank: #55.
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
| 377 students
Rank: #66.
Staley High School
Math: 66% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(1)
2800 Ne Shoal Creek Pkwy
Kansas City, MO 64156
(816) 321-5330
Grades: 9-12
| 1,599 students
Rank: #77.
Academie Lafayette-cherry
Charter School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3421 Cherry St
Kansas City, MO 64109
(816) 888-7400
Grades: K-3
| 481 students
Rank: #88.
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
| 730 students
Rank: #99.
Lincoln College Prep.
Magnet School
Math: 54% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(1)
2111 Woodland
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 418-3000
Grades: 6-12
| 1,043 students
Rank: #1010.
Park Hill High School
Math: 63% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
7701 Nw Barry Rd
Kansas City, MO 64153
(816) 359-4110
Grades: 9-12
| 1,969 students
Rank: #1111.
Summit Pointe Elementary School
Math: 64% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
13100 E 147th St
Kansas City, MO 64149
(816) 986-4210
Grades: K-6
| 662 students
Rank: #1212.
Union Chapel Elementary School
Math: 64% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
7100 Nw Hampton Road
Kansas City, MO 64152
(816) 359-4310
Grades: K-5
| 527 students
Rank: #1313.
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
| 663 students
Rank: #1414.
Graden Elementary School
Math: 60% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
8804 Hwy 45 Nw
Kansas City, MO 64152
(816) 359-4340
Grades: K-5
| 561 students
Rank: #1515.
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
| 513 students
Rank: #1616.
Academie Lafayette-oak
Charter School
Math: 57% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6903 Oak
Kansas City, MO 64113
(816) 361-7735
Grades: 4-8
| 488 students
Rank: #1717.
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
| 493 students
Rank: #1818.
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: 6-8
| 1,235 students
Rank: #1919.
Pathfinder Elementary School
Math: 57% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1951 Nw 87th Terr
Kansas City, MO 64154
(816) 436-6670
Grades: PK-4
| 598 students
Rank: #2020.
Hawthorn Elementary School
Math: 58% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
8200 N Chariton
Kansas City, MO 64152
(816) 359-4390
Grades: K-5
| 540 students
Rank: #2121.
Prairie Point Elementary School
Math: 56% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
8101 Nw Belvidere Pkwy
Kansas City, MO 64152
(816) 359-4380
Grades: K-5
| 473 students
Rank: #2222.
English Landing Elementary School
Math: 55% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6500 Nw Klamm Dr
Kansas City, MO 64151
(816) 359-4370
Grades: K-5
| 497 students
Rank: #2323.
Southeast Elementary School
Math: 53% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5704 N Northwood Rd
Kansas City, MO 64151
(816) 359-4360
Grades: K-5
| 502 students
Rank: #2424.
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
| 606 students
Rank: #2525.
West Englewood Elementary School
Math: 56% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(1)
1506 Nw Englewood Rd
Kansas City, MO 64118
(816) 321-5210
Grades: PK-5
| 464 students
Rank: #2626.
Border Star Montessori
Magnet School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6321 Wornall Rd
Kansas City, MO 64113
(816) 418-5150
Grades: PK-6
| 406 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
Crossroads - Central Street
Charter School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1015 Central
Kansas City, MO 64105
(816) 221-2600
Grades: K-8
| 422 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
Red Bridge Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
10781 Oak
Kansas City, MO 64114
(816) 612-4200
Grades: K-5
| 291 students
Rank: #2929.
Thomas B. Chinn Elementary School
Math: 50% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
7100 Nw Chatham Rd
Kansas City, MO 64151
(816) 359-4330
Grades: K-5
| 481 students
Rank: #3030.
Antioch Middle School
Math: 50% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2100 Ne 65th St
Kansas City, MO 64118
(816) 321-5260
Grades: 6-8
| 958 students
Rank: #3131.
Lakeview Middle School
Math: 47% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6720 Nw 64th St
Kansas City, MO 64151
(816) 359-4220
Grades: 7-8
| 764 students
Rank: #3232.
Briarcliff Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4100 Nw Briarcliff Rd
Kansas City, MO 64116
(816) 321-5030
Grades: K-5
| 341 students
Rank: #3333.
Maplewood Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6400 Ne 52nd St
Kansas City, MO 64119
(816) 321-5140
Grades: PK-5
| 302 students
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
Delasalle Charter School
Charter School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3737 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109
(816) 561-4445
Grades: 9-12
| 196 students
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
Northwood School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4400 Sterling Ave
Kansas City, MO 64133
(816) 737-6290
Grades: K-12
| n/a 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 2018)
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
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
4848 Woodland Ave
Kansas City, MO 64110
(816) 418-2400
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
2402 Swope Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64130
(816) 861-2353
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
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