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 13:1 student-to-teacher ratio provides smaller class sizes at each level. Center teachers average 12.2 years of teaching experience and 68% 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.

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES


Dr. Kyle Palmer - Executive Director of Human Resources
email: kpalmer@center.k12.mo.us



OFFICE INFORMATION

8701 Holmes Road

Kansas City, MO 64131
Telephone: (816) 349-3352
Fax: (816) 349-3431

Kirsten McNemee - Executive Administrative Assistant 

email: kmcnemee@center.k12.mo.us

 

Calendar

News

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.

To learn more about project updates, please visit :

https://www.center.k12.mo.us/our-district/facilities/district-facility-updates


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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.

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