Kansas City school information

IndexKansas CityKansasNational
Average Test Scores22%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:114:116:1
Total public schools5797079,235
Total private schools1219024,875
Total post-secondary schools5867,965

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  • The average school test scores in Kansas City are 55% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 57 public schools in Kansas City.
  • 75.2% of people in Kansas City have completed 8th grade.
  • 72.9% of people in Kansas City have completed high school.
  • 15.5% of people in Kansas City have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Kansas City

IndexKansas CityKansasNational
Completed 8th grade75.2%87.1%83.8%
Completed high school72.9%85.7%82.4%
Completed some college45.3%62.8%58.4%
Completed associate degree22.6%38.5%37.2%
Completed bachelors15.5%30.7%29.3%
Completed masters5.1%10.8%11.0%
Completed professional degree1.2%2.9%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.1%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Kansas City (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Riverside, MO3,02385%72%
Westwood, KS1,69975%51%
Leawood, KS32,84270%43%
Parkville, MO5,81169%39%
Liberty, MO29,80666%33%
Kansas City, KS147,59822%55%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Escondido, CA147,60335%29%
Joliet, IL147,78625%48%
Torrance, CA147,18158%18%
Bridgeport, CT146,68020%59%
Alexandria, VA146,42270%42%
Kansas City, KS147,59822%55%
Source: The Kansas City, KS education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.