The purpose of Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) is to provide a quality education that prepares all of our students, regardless of background or circumstances, for success in college, career and life. We will produce scholars who are high-achieving critical thinkers, prepared to succeed in a constantly changing world and engaged in the improvement of their communities.
Free resources for online learning, place holds on materials and check out ebooks with the KC Library
In efforts to address the social-emotional needs of students and families the Department of Students Support Services is implementing a Tele-Health Service Delivery Model.
Kansas City Public Schools ensures a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment for students eligible for special education or Section 504.
It is the mission of the Transportation Department to improve student achievement by providing safe, timely and efficient transportation of all eligible KCPS students.
Breakfasts and lunches will be delivered by a fleet of school buses from about 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to approximately 190 different stops.
KCPS is partnering with the Kansas City Parks and Rec and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City to provide high quality school-age childcare free-of-charge for KCPS families.
"When our family moved to Kansas City a few years ago, my husband and I began looking at school options for our daughter, Darbi. We value public education and feel there is a tremendous benefit in being a part of the diverse community found in the Northeast. So, we enrolled Darbi in Gladstone, our neighborhood school. We have been so happy with our choice! The school building is always clean and kept in great condition. The hallways feature student art that is both inspiring and encouraging. The faculty and teachers work hard to create a safe, loving environment with high expectations. I feel it shows by the rising test scores and hard work of the student body.”
The Patrick Family
Mentoring within schools has become an increasingly popular and effective way to bring a caring adult or older peer relationship to the lives of more youth.
The Kansas City Public Schools Education Foundation was established in 2012 as a self-perpetuating, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization to promote quality education in Kansas City Public Schools.
Participating in parent leadership organizations is a great way to get involved in the education of children. Adults who take an active role in education positively impact future generations of leaders, workers and parents. These adults also get a chance to see firsthand what goes on inside schools within the Kansas City, Missouri School District.
By giving your time you're not only helping KCPS, you're also helping the communities our schools support and thrive in.