Kansas City school information

IndexKansas CityKansasNational
Average Test Scores22%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:114:116:1
Total public schools5797079,221
Total private schools1219024,874
Total post-secondary schools5867,963
The Kansas City, KS educational system consists of 57 public schools, 12 private schools and 5 post-secondary schools. Kansas City public schools have average test scores of 22% which is 42% lower than than the Kansas average and 55% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Kansas City public schools is 17:1, compared to 14:1 in Kansas and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 74.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 72.2% have completed high school, 16.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.4% have completed a doctorate degree.

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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.
  • 74.3% of people in Kansas City have completed 8th grade.
  • 72.2% of people in Kansas City have completed high school.
  • 16.2% of people in Kansas City have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Kansas City

IndexKansas CityKansasNational
Completed 8th grade74.3%87.4%84.3%
Completed high school72.2%86.1%83.0%
Completed some college45.0%63.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree23.4%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors16.2%31.6%30.3%
Completed masters5.3%11.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.4%3.0%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.6%1.2%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, MO3,10385%72%
Westwood, KS1,74775%51%
Leawood, KS33,76370%43%
Parkville, MO6,12469%39%
Liberty, MO30,23966%33%
Kansas City, KS149,75522%55%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Lakewood, CO149,79334%32%
Escondido, CA149,91235%29%
Rockford, IL149,59723%54%
Sunnyvale, CA149,59656%13%
Hollywood, FL148,11448%3%
Kansas City, KS149,75522%55%
Source: The Kansas City, KS education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 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.