Our District

Welcome to the Center School District –an educational community where achievement is the priority and a love of learning is evident through our students and staff. Center’s unique position of being a smaller school district in the heart of a big city provides an opportunity to meet learners of all ages in small classroom settings and help them grow into strong students.

We are a school district that has one of the highest attendance rates in the region, excellent graduation rates, and high Annual Performance Report ratings. When our community thinks about Center School District, we think about an overwhelming sense of care for all the students we serve.

We focus on the C.A.R.E.: Community and Culture; Achievement; Resources; and Equity.

Community and Culture create a sense of family and togetherness that allows us to maintain an environment taking care of all students, educators and community members.
Achievement means our focus never wavers from growing learners at high levels.
Resources means maximizing our people, our talents, and our budget to realize our vision for Center School District.
Equity ensures that we raise up all people connected to our school enabling everyone to learn and excel.

This is our vision and – to build on community, achievement, resources, and equity that ensures a place of high student achievement. Because we C.A.R.E. – Together We Achieve.



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."

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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.

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