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 







Watch a quick video highlighting Center School District Teachers and Support Staff. These members of our team were nominated by peers to represent each building for their commitment to our students and staff. To honor social distancing this year, we recognized our building winners with yard signs at home. Help us thank our staff for their outstanding dedication to Center School District.

Read more about Teacher of Year and Support Staff of the Year Winners