About our District

About our District

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The location, schools, and friendly atmosphere make Platte County School District attractive to families wishing to relocate in or around the Kansas City area. While located within easy commuting distance of downtown Kansas City and its amenities, a small town atmosphere prevails. Unique opportunities exist for Platte County R-3 students and parents:

  • 17 to 1 student to teacher ratios
  • A+ High School Designation (significantly reduced tuition for graduates to junior colleges and vocational programs)
  • An on-site Career Center
  • Participation in the Northland Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) program
  • Some of the top extra-curricular programs in the state

As a district encompassing a large amount of area (105 square miles), Platte County R-3 maintains two campus areas, one in the north end of the District, and one in the south end of the District. The District's central office (District Education Center) and north campus area are located in Platte City, six miles northwest of Kansas City International Airport. More than 40 percent of the District and the south campus area is within the city limits of Kansas City. The District hosts six traditional education buildings, one early childhood center, and one area career technical school. Click here to view the District's attendance area boundaries.

Platte County School District Schools
Campus School Grades
 North Great Beginnings Preschool & Early Childhood
 North Compass Elementary Grades K-5
 North Siegrist Elementary Grades K-5 
 North Platte City Middle School Grades 6-8
 North Platte County High School Grades 9-12
 North Northland Career Center Area Career and Technical School
 South Pathfinder Elementary Grades K-4
 South Barry School Grades 5-8 + Early Childhood

 

District Growth

The District has grown from a K-12 student population of 2,075 in the 2000-2001 school year to 4,205 students in the current 2020-21 school year.

District Profile

Facilities

Facilities

Total Number of School Buildings: 8
Elementary Schools (includes Barry School, grades 5-8): 4
Middle Schools (includes Barry School, grades 5-8): 2
High Schools: 1
Special Schools (includes Northland Career Center and Great Beginnings): 2

Enrollment

Enrollment

Total Enrollment (K-12): 4,205
Elementary School Students (K - Grade 5):  1,907
Middle School Students (Grades 6 - 8):  
987
High School Students (Grades 9 - 12): 1,311
Pre-K Students: 65

Staff

Staff

Staffing Ratio - Students to Classroom Teachers: 17
Staffing Ratio - Students to Administrators: 183
Average Years of Experience: 14.5
Percentage of Professional Staff with Advanced Degrees: 69.3

Transportation

Transportation

Students Transported Daily: 3,449
Total Number of Buses: 47
Number of Routes: 70
Miles Traveled Daily: 1,995

Food Services

Food Services

Breakfasts Served Daily: 553
Lunches Served Daily: 2,179
Students Receiving Free or Reduced Lunch Rate: 21.31%

Diversity

Languages

The District has students from 14 different countries. Thirty-eight languages are reported as spoken at home. In addition to English, the top six languages spoken are: Spanish, Arabic, Creole, Somali, Vietnamese, and Amharic.

Per-Pupil Expenditure

Pupil

Per-Pupil Expenditure: $9,688

 

Annual Report

This report is mailed to District residents each year, providing a wealth of information about the District's academics, business, and community focus areas, including enrollment, graduation rates, salary and benefits, tax rates, and more. Click here to view our latest report.