Avg. test scores 28%
High school dipl. 3%
Bachelors degree 9%
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Kansas City school information

IndexKansas CityMissouriNational
Average Test Scores35%44%48%
Student/Teacher ratio15:114:116:1
Total public schools1661,89979,221
Total private schools5353124,874
Total post-secondary schools302137,963

Key findings

  • The school test scores in Kansas City are 28% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 166 public schools in Kansas City
  • 86.4% of people in Kansas City have completed 8th grade
  • 85.6% of people in Kansas City have completed high school
  • 33.0% of people in Kansas City have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Kansas City

      IndexKansas CityMissouriNational
      Completed 8th grade86.4%86.0%84.3%
      Completed high school85.6%84.2%83.0%
      Completed some college62.7%57.7%59.4%
      Completed associate degree40.2%35.2%38.5%
      Completed bachelors33.0%27.6%30.3%
      Completed masters12.3%10.4%11.5%
      Completed professional degree3.4%2.8%3.3%
      Completed doctorate1.1%1.2%1.3%

      Kansas City, MO School Districts

      • Kansas City 33 School District
      • Park Hill School District
      • Platte County R-III School District
      • North Kansas City 74 School District
      • Center 58 School District
      • Hickman Mills C-1 School District
      • Liberty 53 School District
      • Raytown C-2 School District
      • Grandview C-4 School District
      • Lee's Summit R-VII School District

      There are a total of 166 public schools, 53 private schools and 30 post-secondary schools in Kansas City. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Kansas City, MO schools is 35%. The average student to teacher ratio is 15:1. In Kansas City, MO, an average of 86.4% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 85.6% 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, MO471,76735%27.9%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Atlanta, GA456,37835%26.8%
      Virginia Beach, VA449,73387%80.0%
      Omaha, NE443,07249%1.8%
      Raleigh, NC441,32647%2.0%
      Miami, FL432,62259%21.8%
      Kansas City, MO471,76735%27.9%
      Source: The Kansas City, MO 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.