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
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
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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