About Our District

Platte County School District The location, schools, and friendly atmosphere make Platte County School District attractive to people 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:  
  • 18 to 1 student to teacher ratios
  • A+ High School Designation (free 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

The Platte County School District is proud to be an integral part of an area known for its history as well as for what it offers the future for the Northland of the Metropolitan Kansas City, Missouri, area. 

The District's central office (District Education Center) is located in Platte City, six miles northwest of Kansas City International Airport. However, more than 40 percent of our 105 square miles is within the city limits of Kansas City. With a district encompassing a large amount of 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 hosts seven 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
Platte City
(North) Campus
Great BeginningsPreschool & Early Childhood
Compass ElementaryGrades K-5
Siegrist Elementary
Grades K-5
Platte City Middle SchoolGrades 6-8
Platte County High School 
Grades 9-12
Northland Career Center
Area Vocational-Technical School
(South) Campus
Pathfinder ElementaryGrades K-4
Barry School
Grades 5-8 + Early Childhood

District Growth 

The District has grown from a student population of 1,886 in 1996-97 school year to 3,999 students in the current 2016-17 school year.

District Profile


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


Total Enrollment (K-12)3,999
Elementary School Students (K - Grade 5) 1,898
Middle School Students (Grades 6 - 8)
High School Students (Grades 9 - 12)
Pre-K Students 78


Staffing Ratio - Students to Classroom Teachers 17
Staffing Ratio - Students to Administrators 198
Average Years of Experience
Percentage of Professional Staff with Advanced Degrees


Students Transported Daily 3,197
Total Number of Buses 43
Number of Runs 64
Miles Traveled Daily 2,030

Food Services

 Food Services
Breakfasts Served Daily 650
Lunches Served Daily 2,650
Students Receiving Free or Reduced Lunch Rate 24.3%


The District has students from more than 14 different countries. More than 30 different native languages are spoken by students at PCR3. In addition to English, the top six languages spoken are: Spanish, Somali, Arabic, Vietnamese, Amharic, and Chuukese.


 Per-Pupil Expenditure
Per-Pupil Expenditure $10,002



Annual Report

This report gives a wealth of information in a snapshot including enrollment, graduation rates, salary and benefits, tax rates, and more. Click here to view our latest report.