KCKPS Points of Pride

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools continues to make significant strides with the number of scholarships awarded, recognitions achieved and special achievements. The following are some of those accomplishments for KCKPS:

  • Built 3 New Schools; 47 are receiving (or have received) safety and security upgrades
  • 4,151 middle school students participated in unique college and career experiences.
  • 2019 Total Dollars Awarded from KC Scholars: $8,373,650
  • 2018 Total Dollars Awarded from KC Scholars: $4,345,500
  • Over $79 million in scholarships earned by 2019 graduates.
  • Kauffman Foundation awards $200,000 grant to support Wyandotte High School in establishing common assessments, strong professional development structures and a culture of data-driven instruction across English language arts and math teams during the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years
  • Kauffman Foundation awards $185,000 to support the implementation of a comprehensive approach to address the social, emotional and behavioral needs of students at F.L. Schlagle High School during the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years
  • Communications & Marketing Department received several Honorable Mentions and two Awards of Merit from the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) in 2020
  • Sumner Academy is the #1 Ranked School in the state of Kansas according to the 2020 S. News and World Report’s Best High Schools rankings.
  • District debuted K-STEP UP, an exciting initiative that helps the district grow future teachers for the school district. This in a partnership with Kansas State University.
  • Washington High School’s Air Force JROTC program was selected as “Outstanding Organization for 2018” by the United Stated Air Force
  • Wyandotte High School completed their seventh year of partnership between KU Medical Center and the schools Health Academy to provide all Wyandotte students access to a School-Based Health Clinic, staffed by KU doctors, medical students and Wyandotte High School Health Academy Interns.
  • Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools and KVC Hospitals are working together to provide training to the school district staff on how to support our students impacted by trauma. The training is made possible through a generous $175,000 grant awarded to KCKPS by the Wyandotte Health Foundation.
  • Growth in English Language Arts (including Reading and Writing): 14.3% (2017-18); 18.6% (2018-19)
  • Growth in Overall Math: Up 6.2% from the Previous School Year
  • Growth in ELA: Up 4.3% from the Previous School Year

Please join our organization in recognizing these achievements. Look for the list to grow as we continue adding achievements for the 2019-20 school year.