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Top 10 Best Kansas City Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 58 public schools serving 27,848 students in Kansas City, KS (there are , serving 1,583 private students). 95% of all K-12 students in Kansas City, KS are educated in public schools (compared to the KS state average of 92%).
The top ranked public schools in Kansas City, KS are Piper Prairie Elementary School, Piper Creek Elementary School and Bridges/wyandot Academy. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Kansas City, KS public schools have an average math proficiency score of 15% (versus the Kansas public school average of 30%), and reading proficiency score of 19% (versus the 33% statewide average). Schools in Kansas City have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Kansas public schools.
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Kansas public school average of 37% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Kansas City, KS (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Piper Prairie Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 60-64% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3131 N. 122nd
Kansas City, KS 66109
(913) 721-1243
Grades: PK-2
| 650 students
Rank: #22.
Piper Creek Elementary School
(Math: 55% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
13021 Leavenworth Rd
Kansas City, KS 66109
(913) 721-5000
Grades: 3-5
| 611 students
Rank: #33.
Bridges/wyandot Academy
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3101 N. 10th Street
Kansas City, KS 66104
(913) 627-6702
Grades: 1-12
| 11 students
Rank: #44.
Edwardsville Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1700 S 104th
Kansas City, KS 66111
(913) 422-4036
Grades: K-5
| 341 students
Rank: #55.
Junction Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2570 South 42nd Street
Kansas City, KS 66106
(913) 288-3600
Grades: PK-5
| 263 students
Rank: #66.
Sumner Of Arts & Science
Magnet School
(Math: 28% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1610 N 8th Street
Kansas City, KS 66101
(913) 627-7200
Grades: 8-12
| 999 students
Rank: #77.
Piper Middle School
(Math: 35% | Reading: 33%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4420 North 107 Street
Kansas City, KS 66109
(913) 721-1144
Grades: 6-8
| 629 students
Rank: #88.
Delaware Ridge Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1601 North 130th Street
Kansas City, KS 66115
(913) 441-2126
Grades: PK-5
| 371 students
Rank: #9 - 119. - 11.
Frank Rushton Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2605 W 43rd Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66103
(913) 627-3050
Grades: PK-5
| 331 students
Rank: #9 - 119. - 11.
Oak Grove Elementary School
(Math: 27% | Reading: 32%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5340 Oak Grove Rd
Kansas City, KS 66106
(913) 288-3900
Grades: PK-5
| 514 students
Rank: #9 - 119. - 11.
Piper High School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4400 North 107 Street
Kansas City, KS 66109
(913) 721-2100
Grades: 9-12
| 725 students
Rank: #1212.
Midland Trail
(Math: 26% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3101 South 51st Street
Kansas City, KS 66106
(913) 288-3500
Grades: PK-5
| 483 students
Rank: #1313.
Turner Elementary School
(Math: 27% | Reading: 31%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1800 South 55th
Kansas City, KS 66106
(913) 288-3400
Grades: PK-5
| 576 students
Rank: #1414.
Emerson Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1429 S 29th
Kansas City, KS 66106
(913) 627-5900
Grades: K-5
| 163 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
New Stanley Elementary School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3604 Metropolitan
Kansas City, KS 66106
(913) 627-3950
Grades: K-5
| 239 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
West Park Elementary School
(Math: 22% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2600 N. 44th Street
Kansas City, KS 66104
(913) 627-6250
Grades: K-5
| 512 students
Rank: #1717.
Thomas A Edison Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1000 Locust Street
Kansas City, KS 66103
(913) 627-4900
Grades: PK-5
| 246 students
Rank: #1818.
Stony Point South
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
150 South 78th St
Kansas City, KS 66111
(913) 627-4600
Grades: K-5
| 271 students
Rank: #1919.
Mark Twain Elementary School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2300 Minnesota Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66102
(913) 627-5200
Grades: K-5
| 246 students
Rank: #2020.
Lowell Brune Elementary School
(Math: 20% | Reading: 23%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2200 N. 89th Terrace
Kansas City, KS 66109
(913) 551-3200
Grades: K-5
| 427 students
Rank: #2121.
Lindbergh Elementary School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
641 N 57th St
Kansas City, KS 66102
(913) 627-5150
Grades: K-5
| 196 students
Rank: #22 - 2422. - 24.
Claude A Huyck Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1530 N 83rd Street
Kansas City, KS 66112
(913) 627-4650
Grades: K-5
| 289 students
Rank: #22 - 2422. - 24.
John F Kennedy Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2600 N 72nd St
Kansas City, KS 66109
(913) 627-4950
Grades: K-5
| 438 students
Rank: #22 - 2422. - 24.
Stony Point North
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
8200 Elizabeth
Kansas City, KS 66112
(913) 627-4500
Grades: K-5
| 304 students
Rank: #2525.
Fairfax Learning Center
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3016 N. 9th Street
Kansas City, KS 66101
(913) 627-6700
Grades: 9-12
| 62 students
Rank: #2626.
Bertram Caruthers Elementary School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1100 Waverly
Kansas City, KS 66104
(913) 627-4750
Grades: PK-5
| 383 students
Rank: #2727.
Whittier Elementary School
(Math: 19% | Reading: 17%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
295 S 10th Street
Kansas City, KS 66102
(913) 627-6400
Grades: K-5
| 513 students
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Eugene Ware Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
4820 Oakland
Kansas City, KS 66102
(913) 627-5950
Grades: K-5
| 239 students
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Mckinley Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1301 Armstrong
Kansas City, KS 66102
(913) 627-7350
Grades: K-5
| 280 students
Rank: #3030.
Welborn Elementary School
(Math: 14% | Reading: 22%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
5200 Leavenworth Rd
Kansas City, KS 66104
(913) 627-4450
Grades: K-5
| 552 students
Rank: #3131.
Hazel Grove Elementary School
(Math: 16% | Reading: 21%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2401 N 67th St
Kansas City, KS 66104
(913) 627-7000
Grades: K-5
| 534 students
Rank: #3232.
Frances Willard Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3400 Orville
Kansas City, KS 66102
(913) 627-6100
Grades: K-5
| 400 students
Rank: #3333.
Turner Sixth Grade Academy
(Math: 12% | Reading: 17%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
6425 Riverview
Kansas City, KS 66106
(913) 288-3800
Grades: 6
| 300 students
Rank: #3434.
M E Pearson Elementary School
(Math: 16% | Reading: 15%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
310 N 11th St
Kansas City, KS 66102
(913) 627-3150
Grades: PK-5
| 601 students
Rank: #3535.
Arrowhead Middle School
(Math: 9% | Reading: 17%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1715 N 82nd Street
Kansas City, KS 66112
(913) 627-6600
Grades: 6-8
| 454 students
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Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
7850 Yecker
Kansas City, KS 66109
(913) 627-3000
Grades: PK-5
| n/a students
813 Barnett
Kansas City, KS 66102
(913) 627-7300
Grades: K-5
| 169 students
1735 N 64th Terr
Kansas City, KS 66102
(913) 627-6300
Grades: 6-8
| 509 students
2540 Junction Road
Kansas City, KS 66106
(913) 288-3690
Grades: 9-12
| 173 students
813 Barnett
Kansas City, KS 66102
(913) 627-7160
Grades: 6-12
| 419 students
608 N. 18th Street
Kansas City, KS 66102
(913) 621-8715
Grades: 9-12
| 52 students
334 Haskell Ave
Kansas City, KS 66104
(913) 627-4200
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
7120 Gibbs Rd
Kansas City, KS 66106
(913) 288-3700
Grades: 1-6
| 109 students
3334 Haskell
Kansas City, KS 66104
(913) 627-4200
Grades: K-5
| 88 students
4410 North 107 Street
Kansas City, KS 66109
(913) 721-5000
Grades: 3-5
| 346 students
3130 North 122 Street
Kansas City, KS 66109
(913) 721-1243
Grades: PK-2
| 338 students
800 S. 55th St.
Kansas City, KS 66106
(785) 456-6278
Grades: 9-12
| 39 students
2600 N 44th Street
Kansas City, KS 66104
(913) 627-6000
Grades: 6-8
| 321 students
2226 N 85th St
Kansas City, KS 66109
(913) 627-4250
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
2600 N 43rd Terrace
Kansas City, KS 66104
(913) 627-6250
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
<麻豆果冻传媒 class='so-dt-title' id='faq'>Frequently Asked Questions
What are the top ranked public schools in Kansas City, KS?
The top ranked public schools in Kansas City, KS include Piper Prairie Elementary School, Piper Creek Elementary School and Bridges/wyandot Academy.
How many public schools are located in Kansas City, KS?
58 public schools are located in Kansas City, KS.
What percentage of students in Kansas City, KS go to public school?
95% of all K-12 students in Kansas City, KS are educated in public schools (compared to the KS state average of 92%).
What is the racial composition of students in Kansas City, KS?
Kansas City, KS public schools minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Kansas public schools average of 37% (majority Hispanic).

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