Avg. test scores 49%
High school dipl. 13%
Bachelors degree 47%
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Kansas City school information

IndexKansas CityKansasNational
Average Test Scores25%35%48%
Student/Teacher ratio17:114:116:1
Total public schools5797079,221
Total private schools1219024,874
Total post-secondary schools5867,963

Key findings

  • The school test scores in Kansas City are 49% 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%

      Kansas City, KS School Districts

      • Kansas City Unified School District 500
      • Bonner Springs Unified School District 204
      • Turner Unified School District 202
      • Piper Unified School District 203

      There are a total of 57 public schools, 12 private schools and 5 post-secondary schools in Kansas City. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Kansas City, KS schools is 25%. The average student to teacher ratio is 17:1. In Kansas City, KS, an average of 74.3% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 72.2% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      CityPopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Riverside, MO3,10373%50.7%
      Westwood, KS1,74770%44.4%
      Roeland Park, KS6,81667%39.2%
      Prairie Village, KS21,82466%37.0%
      Leawood, KS33,76363%30.2%
      Kansas City, KS149,75525%49.1%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Rockford, IL149,59717%65.3%
      Hollywood, FL148,11456%15.6%
      Alexandria, VA151,47372%48.7%
      Joliet, IL147,51523%51.7%
      Paterson, NJ146,89425%48.1%
      Kansas City, KS149,75525%49.1%
      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.