Center High School




8715 Holmes Road
Kansas City, MO 64131
PH: 816-349-3330
FX: 816-349-3427
                Start and End Times: 8:05 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.     

Early Release: 12:35


Dear Student, Parent (s) and/or Guardian:

Center High School is devoted to providing students with the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare them to be college and career ready when they graduate. At Center School district, we believe that all of our students can achieve, and Center High School is dedicated to making that happen. 

In addition to our tradition of academic excellence, we offer more than 25 clubs and 14 sports teams. Our clubs and sports have excelled and won multiple championships and awards in recent years. We want to make sure our students are engaged and connected. The numbers and data associated with student's success continues to demonstrate that students who are involved in school-sponsored activities and athletics achieve perform better in school and learn skills that prepares them for future success.

Thank you,
Center High School's leadership team 



Center High School earned a bronze ranking as one of the top high schools in the state of Missouri, according to the 2018 US News & World Report list. Center High School ranked 40th out of almost 500 high schools in Missouri.

Schools are ranked based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college. Read more about the rankings in the report here.

About Center High School

Student Manual

Course Book


Center Library Media Center
Kathy Britt

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Free Student Bus Pass RideKC Kansas City Area Transit Authority

Center School District High School students have access to a valuable new transportation benefit.

Center high school students are eligible for an all-access RideKC bus pass — at no cost to the students.

The unlimited bus service is and partnership between Center Schools and the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority.

  • The Bus Pass, will provide high school students with free, unlimited access to all RideKC transit, including bus service operated by KCATA, Johnson County Transit and Independence. it also covers the MetroFlex service offered by KCATA and Johnson County Transit.
  • The Ride KC Free Pass does not cover the K-10 route to Lawrence and the Share-A-Fare program for paratransit riders.
  • For more information, please visit:


Student Bus Pass FAQ English (PDF)

Student Bus Pass FAQ Spanish (PDF)

RideKC Parent Permission update   (PDF)


All parents must fill out a permission slip prior to students having access to the bus pass.

Please fill out the permission slip and send to :

Center High School:
Donna Vennera

Center Alternative School :
Audrey Harris



Request Transcripts

Transcripts may only be ordered online. Please do not call or visit the school to request a transcript.

Senior Guide

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2019 Center High School and Center Alternative school Graduation
Thursday May 16, 2019  at 7:00 p.m. 
United Methodist Church of the Resurrection - Building A
13720 Roe Ave, Leawood, KS 66224


Each student graduating will receive ten tickets for family and friends.The High School is distributing those tickets to students who have earned the right to walk. 
For the tickets available outside of graduate tickets, we are implementing a lottery system to disburse community and alumni tickets for the 2019 Center High School and Center Alternative School Commencement Ceremony. To be eligible for these tickets, you must reside in district.  As always, you may only receive one ticket per person who lives in district.
To enter the lottery, you may submit a ticket request electronically or submit a hard copy to the Attendance Office at Center High School.  Names will be drawn to receive additional tickets.  Again, you may only receive one ticket per person who lives in district so multiple requests will not be granted.
Once names are drawn, recipients will be notified by e-mail and tickets will be available for pick up from the District Office at 8700 Holmes from Noon on Monday, May 13th - noon on Wednesday, May 16th, 2019.
The link to enter the drawing is below:

Graduation Details:
  • Graduates must be in the building by 5:45 p.m.
  • Open parking areas include : lots: 1a, 2a, 3a, 4a, 5a, 6a, and 7a - You may not park in Lot B or C
  • Building opens for general admission at 6:15 p.m.
  • Ceremony begins promptly at 7:00 p.m.
  • No one will be admitted after 7:10 p.m.       
  • Tickets will be taken at the outside doors.
  • No one will be allowed in the building without a ticket.
  • No re-admittance if you leave the building
  • No balloons will be allowed in the building
  • No food or drinks allowed in the building

Map and Parking Instructions below:Parking for Graduation at COR Sanctuary.pdf



Student Resources

Center High School Yellowjacket Athletic Booster Club

Get Involved: Center High School Yellowjacket Booster Club

Club Overview

The Center High School Yellowjacket Athletic Booster Club is a group of parents, staff and other interested parties whose mission is to facilitate and promote activities, sports and cheer programs as a non-profit organization. The Booster Club will work with the Center coaches and the administration in identifying specific needs of the programs in the areas of building morale, boosting attendance, good sportsmanship and providing an enjoyable healthy environment for the Center athletes, coaches and parents. The Booster Club will also be responsible for raising funds required to meet our objectives.In addition to financial support, the Booster Club recognizes that participation in high school athletics benefits everyone, and the Booster Club promotes opportunities to build and strengthen relationships among all involved: the student body, Center High School staff, parents and the community.
The Booster Club raises money through concession stand sales and spirit wear sales at Center High School sporting events.  The money raised is used to further support Center High School’s athletic program.
The Booster Club support examples:
·         Per player grants to the coaches to use for team activities or end of season banquet
·         Food for athletes
·         Annual scholarship awards to graduating senior athletes
·         Hospitality at Center hosted tournaments etc.
·         Championship T-shirts when Teams win District or other championship titles
·         Other coach requests
The club needs to fill positions below:
1st Vice President--Concession stand Coordinator
2nd Vice President--Volunteer Coordinator
3rd Vice President--Spirit Wear Coordinator
Secretary/Scholarship Chairperson
Hospitality Chairperson
Join us!
Work with us to help make all of our sport programs a success. Donation will be used to fund important athletic expenses that can't be covered otherwise. You will be contributing valuable support to our Center athletes and the community at large.
For more information contact:


Field Trip Information


In order for CHS students to attend a school sponsored field trip, this form will need to be completed by the parent/guardian.  If the school does not receive the form, the student will NOT be able to attend the field trip.

This form should come from school with the top portion already completed.




The Kansas City Chiefs have announced their first Coach of the Week honors for the 2019 season. The awards go to Center High School coach Bryan DeLong

On Friday, September 6 Center beat St. Joseph Lafayette 35-21 to move to 2-0 on the season.

"We are extremely honored to be recognized by such a class organization as the Kansas City Chiefs," DeLong said. "They have set the bar when it comes to class and winning. A truly humbling experience for the Yellowjackets."

Read more about Center High School Football Coach Bryan DeLong earns Kansas City Chiefs Coach of the Week Award

82 % of Center School District voters approved a $48 million no tax increase bond during the April 2, 2019 Election.

The bond will allow Center School District to update: all district buildings to improve student and teacher safety and security, fund infrastructure maintenance projects, build a new Indian Creek Elementary and expand Red Bridge Elementary to accommodate enrollment growth. The bond will NOT RESULT IN A TAX INCREASE, but will continue the current level of property taxes.

To learn more about project updates, please visit :

Read more about Bond Project Updates