Working in Center


Welcome to Center School District, a small "boutique" public school district in south Kansas City. The district offers one high school, one middle school, four elementary schools, an alternative high school and middle school, and an Early Childhood Center. Tucked between State Line Road on the west and Blue River on the east, the district serves students from 85th street to 114th Terrace in south Kansas City.

A low student-to-teacher ratio provides smaller class sizes at each level. Center teachers average 12 years of teaching experience and 64% of teachers have advanced degrees, higher than the state average. At Center, we are “accredited with distinction” by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education – the highest level of performance.




8701 Holmes Road
Kansas City, MO 64131

Telephone: (816) 349-3352
Fax: (816) 349-3431


Dr. Kyle Palmer - Executive Director of Human Resources



Kirsten McNemee - Executive Administrative Assistant 






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We will transition to Phase 2 of our CENTERed on Learning Plan, allowing a return to school in the Hybrid/Fixed Blended model for Kindergarten through 5th Grade students on Monday, November 30, 2020 and 6th - 12th Grade students on Monday, January 4, 2021.

Parents and Guardians have the choice between Hybrid-Fixed Blended and the Full Virtual option as we prepare to transition to Phase 2 of the CENTERed on Learning Plan.

Please Fill out the Survey here:

Read more about Center School District Learning Mode Request