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North Kansas City Schools, Missouri

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North Kansas City Schools
North Kansas City, Missouri
North Kansas City Schools logo.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Todd E. White
Enrollment:18,674 students
Number of schools:30
Budget: $252.7 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Joe Jacobs
Board members:7
Term length:3
North Kansas City Schools is a school district in Missouri that serves Clay County. It is the 6th-largest school district in Missouri, serving 18,674 students in 30 schools with an operating budget of $252.7 million.[1]

About the district

North Kansas City Schools is located in Clay County, Mo.
North Kansas City Schools is located in north-west Missouri in Clay County. The county seat of Clay County is Liberty. Clay County is home to 230,473 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[2]


Clay County outperformed the rest of Missouri in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 30.6 percent of Clay County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.2 percent for Missouri as a whole. The median household income in Clay County was $60,936 compared to $47,380 for the state of Missouri. The poverty rate in Clay County was 9.0 percent compared to 15.5 percent for the entire state.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2013[2]
Race Clay County (%) Missouri (%)
White 88.5 83.7
Black or African American 5.8 11.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.6 0.5
Asian 2.3 1.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.3 0.1
Two or More Races 2.5 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 6.3 3.9

Presidential Voting Pattern, Clay County[3]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 47,310 56,191
2008 53,761 54,516
2004 44,670 51,193
2000 39,084 39,083

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[4] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.


The current superintendent of North Kansas City Schools is Todd White, who was appointed to the position in July 2008. He had previously been serving as the district's deputy superintendent.[5]

School board

The North Kansas City School Board consists of seven members who are elected at-large to three-year terms.[6]

North Kansas City School Board
Member Position Term Ends
Joe Jacobs President 2014
Terry Ward Vice President 2016
Terry Stone Treasurer 2016
Kevin Corlew Member 2014
Dr. Chip Luerding Member 2015
Melissa Roberts Member 2015
Jay Wilson Member 2015

School board elections

See also: North Kansas City elections (2014)

Members of the North Kansas City School Board are elected at-large to three-year terms. Two seats were up for election in April 2013; Board Vice President Terry Ward and member Terry Stone were elected to the board. Two seats will be on the ballot on April 8, 2014 and three seats in April 2015.


The table below displays the budget for North Kansas City Schools:[1]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2012-2013 $165,487,880 72.4% $0 0% $43,476,624 19% $19,665,629 8.6% $0 0% $228,630,134
2013-2014 $172,252,997 72.4% $0 0% $42,215,466 17.7% $23,410,000 9.8% $0 0% $237,878,463
2014-2015 $173,793,758 68.8% $0 0% $55,080,865 21.8% $23,840,000 9.4% $0 0% $252,714,623
Averages: $170,511,545 71% $0 0% $46,924,318.33 20% $22,305,209.67 9% $0 0% $239,741,073.33

Teacher salaries

Teachers in North Kansas City Schools earn annual salaries based on years on the job as well as educational achievement. The salary schedule accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule for the 2013-2014 school year:[7]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. or Year 1 37,718 -
B.A. + 15 or Year 2 38,242 41,909
MA or Year 3 38,504 50,712
MA or Year 4 38,504 50,712
MA + 8 or Year 5 40,842 51,960
MA + 16 41,976 53,526
MA + 24 43,111 55,063
MA + 32 44,354 57,725
MA + 40 45,602 60,477
MA + 48 or Doctorate 48,000 75,938

Schools in North Kansas City Schools


North Kansas City Schools serves 18,674 students, as of 2011-2012 enrollment data. The district experienced a 6.4% increase in enrollment between 2007 and 2012. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2007 and 2012:[8]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2007 17,553 -
2008 17,552 -0.006
2009 17,955 2.3
2010 18,288 1.9
2011 18,530 1.3
2012 18,674 0.8

District schools

North Kansas City Schools operates 30 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[9]

North Kansas City Schools
School Name
Antioch Middle School
Bell Prairie Elementary School
Briarcliff Elementary School
Chapel Hill Elementary School
Chouteau Elementary School
Clardy Elementary School
Crestview Elementary School
Davidson Elementary School
Eastgate Middle School
Fox Hill Elementary School
Gashland Elementary School
Gracemor Elementary School
Lakewood Elementary School
Linden West Elementary School
Maplewood Elementary School
Maple Park Middle School
Meadowbrook Elementary School
Nashua Elementary School
New Mark Middle School
Northgate Middle School
Northview Elementary School
North Kansas City High School
Oakwood Manor Elementary School
Oak Park High School
Ravenwood Elementary School
Staley High School
Topping Elementary School
West Englewood Elementary School
Winnetonka High School
Winnwood Elementary School

Academic performance

For the 2012-2013 school year, North Kansas City Schools students earned an average Missouri Assessment Program index score of 340.4. Students scored highest in science with an index score of 356.5, but they scored lowest in social studies with an index score of 310.2. The district's average MAP index score ranked 295 out of the 469 Missouri school districts that reported scores for all four tested subject areas.[10]


Year-round school

In November 2013, two North Kansas City elementary schools opted to implement year-round schooling in order to see greater achievement gains. Instead of getting a nine-week summer break, students will get a break of four weeks in June and July; the implementation process could begin as early as 2015. North Kansas City Schools will be the only district in Missouri to have year-round schooling.[11]

Contact information

North Kansas City Schools logo.jpg
North Kansas City School Board
2000 NE 46th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64116
Phone: (816) 413-5000

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