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Kansas City USD 500 is a school district in Kansas. Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools serves 20,235 students.[1]

Website evaluation

See also: Evaluation of Kansas school district websites

This website was reviewed on November 17, 2011.

The good

  • Board members are listed, with the clerk's email address posted for contacting the board.[2]
  • Meeting minutes and agendas are posted.[3]
  • Administrative officials are posted with contact information.[4]
  • Bid opportunities are posted.[5]
  • The current budget is posted.[6]
  • Tax rates are posted within the budget.[6]
  • The district posts the "Parents' Right to Know" specifications of the No Child Left Behind Act.[7]
  • Academic reports are provided for the district's schools, and the website links to Kansas State Department of Education report cards for the district.[8]

The bad

  • Individual contact information is not provided for board members.
  • Background check policies are not posted.
  • Previous years' budgets are not posted.
  • Audits are not posted.
  • Information on how to make public records requests is not available.


School board

2011 School Board[2]
Name Position
George Breidenthal Member
Dr. Evelyn Hudson Member
Brenda Jones Member
Vicki S. Meyer Member
Linda Pendleton Vice President
Christal Watson Member
Gloria A. Willis President


KCKPS's superintendent is Dr. Cynthia Lane. She has been superintendent since 2010, after serving the district in a variety of roles for 23 years.[9]


KCKPS does not publish its annual budget on its website.[10]

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
2010-2011 $152,921,000 61.6% $5,551,000 2.2% $85,120,000 34.3% $4,504,000 1.8% $70,000 0% $248,166,000
Averages: $152,921,000 62% $5,551,000 2% $85,120,000 34% $4,504,000 2% $70,000 0% $248,166,000

Academic performance

Adequate yearly progress

KCKPS did not meet AYP goals for 2010-11, with the student body failing to meet reading assessment standards.

Math and reading

2011 Reading and Math Assessment Results[1]
Grade Subject % of Students Meeting or Exceeding Standards
3rd Reading 66.7%
5th Reading 72.2%
8th Reading 68.5%
11th Reading 72.4%
3rd Math 76.0%
5th Math 74.8%
8th Math 65.5%
11th Math 54.2%

Graduation/dropout rate

In 2010, KCKPS's graduation rate was 59.7 and its dropout rate was 3.1%.[1]

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