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  • Hispanic: 55%

  • African-American: 24%

  • Caucasian/White: 9%

  • Asian-American: 6%

  • Pacific Islander/American Indian/Native Alaskan: 6%



  • 4 Early Childhood Centers

  • 28 Elementary Schools

  • 7 Middle Schools

  • 5 High Schools

  • 4 Alternative Schools



  • 1,979 certified professionals

  • 1,705 classified professionals

  • 192 administrators.



Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools has 65 languages spoken and represented throughout the entire district. The top five languages other than English spoken in KCKPS are:

  • Spanish

  • Swahili

  • Karen

  • Kinyarwanda

  • Burmese

Welcome to Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools!

KCKPS is a nationally recognized urban public school district located in Wyandotte County. Reported through the 2020 United States Census, Kansas City, Kansas currently has a total population of 156,607.

KCKPS is the largest school district in Wyandotte County and the fifth largest school district in the state of Kansas with just over 22,000 students enrolled.

District Highlights

  • Bertram Caruthers Elementary School named 2021 National ESEA Distinguished School
  • Sumner Academy of Arts & Science named #1 on U.S. News Best Kansas High Schools list. (2019,2020,2021, 2022)
  • Sumner Academy of Arts & Science named #6 on U.S. News Nations Best High Schools for 2021
  • New Stanley Elementary named 2019 National ESEA Distinguished School
  • Home to the 2019 Kansas Teacher of the Year, Whitney Morgan

Our Mission

Inspiring Excellence: Every Grownup, Every Child, Every Day.

Our Vision

To be one of the Top 10 School Districts in the Nation.

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