The Kansas City Public Schools Education Foundation was established in 2012 as a self-perpetuating, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization to promote quality education in Kansas City Public Schools. The Foundation works in partnership with but financially independent of the district to help close critical funding gaps by serving as a conduit between the KCPS team the Kansas City community.
The Foundation aims to create a culture in which diverse professionals work together to help KCPS students recognize their full potential. Four key values guide our behavior:
Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas City
William H. Coughlin
George K. Baum & Company
Kansas State University
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Country Club Plaza
City of Kansas City
Citizens of the World Charter Schools
Fleishman Hillard Communications (Retired)
Nicole Collier White
Dr. Mark T. Bedell
Instructional Technology Integration
Rita Cortez/ Nate Hogan
School Board Member
KCPS is the 12th largest school system in Missouri serving more than 15,000 students, grades K through 12. The district is the most ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse in the region; our students speak more than 50 languages. The school system employs approximately 2,500 teachers, more than half of whom hold masters' degrees. KCPS has 34 academic locations: 18 elementary schools, two middle schools, four high schools, seven signature schools, two early learning community schools, two alternative schools, one charter school, one alternative graduation center, and one early college academy.
For more information, visit www.kcpublicschools.org.