• 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.