• The KCMSD spent $15,142 per stu­dent in 2008 while the state aver­age is only $9,338 per stu­dent. (1)

• The KCMSD has an annu­al bud­get of more than $280 mil­lion for only 16,800 stu­dents in 2009. (2)

• The aver­age ACT score from stu­dents in the KCMSD is 16.8. (The min­i­mum score required to get into the University of Missouri, Columbia is 24) (1)

• 72% of dis­trict stu­dents can­not read at grade lev­el. (Based upon scores from the 2009 MAP test, Missouri’s stan­dard­ized assess­ment test) (1)

• Only 24% of dis­trict stu­dents are pro­fi­cient in math. (Based upon scores from the 2009 MAP test, Missouri’s stan­dard­ized assess­ment test) (1)

• KCMSD spends 55% more on admin­is­tra­tion than any of the oth­er 9 sur­round­ing metro school dis­tricts. (3)

• 87% of KCMSD grad­u­ates enrolling in area com­mu­ni­ty col­leges require reme­di­al math cours­es. (Based upon enroll­ment data from Metropolitan Community Colleges  of Kansas City in 2007)

• Only nine of the District’s 57 schools made Annual Yearly Progress under the No Child Left Behind Act. (1)

• The KCMSD meets only four of the State’s 14 Accreditation Standards, none of which are aca­d­e­m­i­cal­ly relat­ed. (The District was stripped of its accred­i­ta­tion in 2001) (1)

• The District has had 26 super­in­ten­dents dur­ing the last 40 years. (4)

(1) Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
(2) KCMSD Budget 09/23/2009
(3) The Kansas City Star, Joe Robertson 07/20/2008
(4) The Kansas City Star, Joe Robertson 07/05/2009

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