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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Kansas City School District is a public school district located in Kansas City, MO. It has 15,345 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 20% of students are at least proficient in math and 24% in reading.

Kansas City School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
24%
Percent Proficient - Math
20%
Average Graduation Rate
71%
Average SAT
1090
32 responses
Average ACT
21
510 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
15,345
Free or Reduced Lunch
99.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,938
Teachers in First/Second Year
20.5%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$16,579/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    49%
  • Support Services
    47%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$43,955
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$930
National
$949
Median Home Value
$179,157
National
$184,700

Kansas City School District Reviews

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It’s been an absolutely incredible experience! As someone who’s lived in five different states and have been to public schools, private schools, and even been home schooled, it’s been a breath of fresh air. I attend the Daniel Academy, a private Christian school, and its atmosphere has been so welcoming. From the students to the teachers to the academics, all of it has been top-notch!
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Kansas City Public Schools District definitely does try its hardest to maintain its students. They have provided multiple resources that are easily accessible to students who lack some of these resources. MetroCity bus passes were recently handed out to students who had no transportation outside of school, laptops are given (sometimes with a free hot spot for students who don't have internet access at home), food donations are often held for families with low-income, and other special events. The district does a very good job at making its students and their families as comfortable as can be. With that being said, there are a few flaws. It's biggest flaw is organization. This is something the district lacks and is something I would love to see become perfected as the years go on. Organization is a big part of being professional and there's no doubt in my mind that this problem will become fixed soon. Overall, great district that really does care, but has a few flaws.
Overall my experience with the Kansas City School district was average, I really liked that the teachers actually cared about the well being of the students and created an environment where the students feel safe not left out and happy. I believe that the reason for that is, most students come from broken families and poor neighborhoods, that when teachers hear our stories they feel bad and create a space where students don't have to worry about any of that while at school.
I would love to see some improvement when it comes to administration. I know that there so many students in all the schools but if that's the case they should hire more staff because the staff as of right now is all over the place nothing usually goes as planned. another thing is that they don't have therapists, a lot of students suffer from mental health issues and getting a therapist on their own is too expensive. I believe that schools should have more funding to provide the students with the right education.