Kansas City school information

IndexKansas CityMissouriNational
Average Test Scores43%51%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:114:116:1
Total public schools1661,89979,235
Total private schools5353124,875
Total post-secondary schools302137,965

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  • The average school test scores in Kansas City are 13% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 166 public schools in Kansas City.
  • 85.3% of people in Kansas City have completed 8th grade.
  • 84.3% of people in Kansas City have completed high school.
  • 31.6% of people in Kansas City have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Kansas City

IndexKansas CityMissouriNational
Completed 8th grade85.3%85.4%83.8%
Completed high school84.3%83.4%82.4%
Completed some college61.9%56.6%58.4%
Completed associate degree38.5%33.9%37.2%
Completed bachelors31.6%26.7%29.3%
Completed masters11.9%10.0%11.0%
Completed professional degree3.4%2.8%3.2%
Completed doctorate1.2%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, MO465,00543%13%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Long Beach, CA468,59437%25%
Sacramento, CA476,07529%40%
Mesa, AZ452,09139%21%
Virginia Beach, VA445,62382%67%
Atlanta, GA440,64128%44%
Kansas City, MO465,00543%13%
Source: The Kansas City, MO 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.