EIGHTY-EIGHT PERCENT OF ALL DISTRICT AND CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS IN THE KANSAS CITY, MO SCHOOL DISTRICT DO NOT ATTEND A PERFORMING SCHOOL, STUDY FINDS, October 19, 2010, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation press release
Eighty-eight percent of students in District and charter public schools within the Kansas City, Missouri School District (KCMSD) boundaries do not attend a school that meets Missouri state standards for academic performance.
This is one of the key findings of a new IFF report, Putting Performance on the Map: Locating Quality Schools in the Kansas City, Missouri School District. The study presents data on enrollment, capacity, location, and performance in KCMSD and charter schools, and addresses the effect of the District’s restructuring plan on students who live within the KCMSD boundaries.
Key findings from the report, which is based on state standards and data from the 2008-2009 school year, include:
- District schools performing at state standard can serve only 15.4 percent of KCMSD students (2,704 of 17,517).
- District schools performing at half the state standard or better can serve 52.7 percent of KCMSD students (9,238 of 17,517).
- Eighty one percent of the need for performing schools in KCMSD is in five zip codes – 64128, 64127, 64130, 64110, and 64124 – where the majority of KCMSD students reside but where there are no non-selective schools that meet state standards.
- There are no non-selective high schools that meet state standards in the KCMSD.
- Charter schools performing at half the state standard or better serve an additional 2,997 school-age children in the KCMSD. However, the majority of charter school students attend schools that do not meet even half the state standard…