About Our 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:
- 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
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 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 GradesPlatte City(North) Campus Great Beginnings Preschool & Early Childhood Compass Elementary Grades K-5 Siegrist Elementary Grades K-5 Platte City Middle School Grades 6-8 Platte County High School Grades 9-12 Northland Career Center Area Vocational-Technical School Barry(South) Campus Pathfinder Elementary Grades K-4 Barry School Grades 5-8 + Early Childhood
District GrowthThe District has grown from a K-12 student population of 1,957 in 1999-00 school year to 4,259 students in the current 2019-20 school year.
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 Total Enrollment (K-12) 4,259 Elementary School Students (K - Grade 5) 1,963 Middle School Students (Grades 6 - 8) 1,025 High School Students (Grades 9 - 12) 1,271 Pre-K Students 85 Staff Staffing Ratio - Students to Classroom Teachers 17 Staffing Ratio - Students to Administrators 190 Average Years of Experience 14 Percentage of Professional Staff with Advanced Degrees 71.6 Transportation Students Transported Daily 2,833 Total Number of Buses 44 Number of Runs 70 Miles Traveled Daily 1,949 Food Services Breakfasts Served Daily 547 Lunches Served Daily 2,138 Students Receiving Free or Reduced Lunch Rate 23% 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 Per-Pupil Expenditure $9,688
Annual ReportThis 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.