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Kansas City, Missouri School District Info

Vision of the District

The Kansas City, Missouri School District envisions its schools as places where every student will develop deep understanding of the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue higher education, obtain family-supporting employment, contribute to the civic well-being of the community, and have the opportunity for a rewarding and fulfilling life.


Mission of the District

The mission of the Kansas City, Missouri School District (KCMSD) is to achieve, in a way that is unencumbered by excuses, our vision for education by ensuring that all children benefit from teaching and learning. The school district will do this through:

Inquiry-based instruction that involves active-learning, and is project-oriented, collaborative, student-centered, and facilitated by meaningful professional development

Successful instructional settings where teachers continually coach each child to develop deep understanding and educational proficiency, while meeting all Adequate Yearly Progress goals

Cooperative planning among principals and teachers to ensure attainment of district goals

Substantial autonomy to each learning community

Accountability for executing and achieving the school district's vision, goals, and objectives articulated in the Accountability Plan.



History of the District

The Kansas City, Missouri School District was organized in 1867 and originally served 2,150 children. Today, the District educates more than 17,400 children and employs nearly 3,300 teachers and administrators. The urban District offers a rich multi-ethnic, multi-cultural mix of students throughout the city.



Demographics (2009 Statistics)

African-American - 64.4 percent

Hispanic - 19.3 percent

Asian/Pacific Islander - 1.9 percent

American Indian/Alaskan Native - 0.3 percent

White -14.1 percent

Free/reduced lunch - 79.9 percent



Facilities

37 elementary schools

3 middle schools

9 high schools

4 early childhood centers

6 alternative schools

The Afrikan-Centered Education Collegium Campus

Manual Career Technical Center



Accreditation

The Kansas City, Missouri School District currently implemented the Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP) Accountability Turnaround Plan, a blueprint to guide the District toward full accreditation. The plan contains seven objectives in the areas of Board governance, curriculum, safety and security, data management and academic achievement. Implementation of the plan has begun, and the plan is constantly refined.

Kansas City, Missouri School District is a publicly funded organization

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