Kansas City residents are served by 74 school districts. Nineteen of these districts, representing over 70 percent of area enrollments, are included in Expansion Management magazine's annual educational quality ratings of nearly 1,000 school districts nationwide.

Seven of the area's districts rated "gold medal," the highest of the five Expansion Management composite cost-performance categories. Six were awarded "blue ribbon," the next highest category.

Listed below are links to all the K-12 school districts in Jackson County.

Blue Springs R-IV School District
Blue Springs, Missouri

Center #58 School District
Kansas City, Missouri

Fort Osage R-1 School District Independence, Missouri

Grain Valley R-5 School District
Grain Valley, Missouri

Grandview C-4 School District Grandview, Missouri

Hickman Mills C-1 School District Kansas City, Missouri

Independence Public School District Independence, Missouri

Kansas City School District
Kansas City, Missouri

Lee's Summit R-VII School District Lee's Summit, Missouri

Lone Jack C-6 School District
Lone Jack, Missouri

Oak Grove R-VI School District
Oak Grove, Missouri

Raytown C2 School District
Raytown, Missouri

Large Private Schools
In The Area

Ascension Catholic School 

Bishop Miege High School

Cure of Ars Catholic School

Good Shepherd Parish School

Holy Cross Catholic School

Holy Spirit Catholic School

Holy Trinity Catholic School

Hope Lutheran School

Horizon Academy (learning disabled)

Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy

Kansas City Academy

Marantha Academy School

Nativity Parish School

Notre Dame de Sion School

Pembroke Hill School

Prince Of Peace Catholic School

Rockhurst High School

Sacred Heart Catholic School

St Agnes Catholic School

St. Ann Catholic School

St. James Academy

St. Joseph Catholic School

St Michael The Archangel Catholic School

St. Thomas Aquinas High School

The Barstow School


The Kansas City area is home to numerous universities serving the entire metro population offering technical, associate, undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Nine institutions within the metro area offer graduate degrees in numerous disciplines. The University of Kansas (Lawrence) and the University of Missouri (Kansas City) also offer professional degrees in law, medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy. Degrees in osteopathic medicine are offered by the University of Health Sciences in Kansas City.

Avila College
Kansas City, Missouri

Baker University
Baldwin City, Kansas

Benedictine College
Atchison, Kansas

Devry Institute of Technology
Kansas City, Missouri

Haskell Indian Nations University Lawrence, Kansas

Kansas City Art Institute
Kansas City, Missouri

MidAmerica Nazarene University
Olathe, Kansas

Missouri Western State University
St. Joseph, Missouri

Park University
Parkville, Missouri

Rockhurst University
Kansas City, Missouri

University of St. Mary
Leavenworth, Kansas

University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas

University of Missouri-Kansas City Kansas City, Missouri

Webster University
Kansas City, Missouri

William Jewell College
Liberty, Missouri  

Other Area Resources

Kansas State University in Manhattan, Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas, the University of Missouri's Columbia campus, Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri, and Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Missouri, are some of the nearby major institutions from which area employers also recruit.


Jackson County and its surrounding area has dozens of community colleges to serve traditional and non-traditional students seeking academic studies and work-preparation programs.

Two-Year Colleges

Donnelly College
Kansas City, Kansas

Johnson County
Community College

Overland Park, Kansas

Kansas City Kansas
Community College

Kansas City, Kansas

Community Colleges

MCC-Blue River
Independence, Missouri

MCC-Business and Technology Kansas City, Missouri

Lee's Summit, Missouri

MCC-Maple Woods
Kansas City, Missouri

MCC-Penn Valley
Kansas City, Missouri



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