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



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

Center School District's Kathleen Eaton has been awarded Missouri's 2019-2020 School Social Worker of the Year honor.

Ms. Eaton began her school social work career with Center School District 19 years ago. We're proud to honor her for her dedication to children, families, and the field of school social work as she embarks upon her 20th year of service. Ms. Eaton will be recognized at Midwest School Social Work Council's annual awards banquet this October in Wichita, KS.

Read more about School Social Worker of the Year Awarded