Education

Platte County is one of the most educated counties in the Kansas City region. Nearly 40 percent (39.2%) are college graduates and 94.7% are high school graduates. The county features four school districts, which have all achieved high distinction accreditation. Platte County offers a wide choice ranging from large to small school districts.


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North Platte R-1 School District
The North Platte R-I School District is located in northeast Platte County. The district includes the towns of Camden Point, Dearborn, and Edgerton and has a total student enrollment of 620. North Platte R-I School District continues to achieve the highest academic rating given by the state (Accredited with Distinction in Performance) and in 2012 received a “What Parents Want Award” from SchoolMatch, an independent school selection consulting firm.
Visit their website www.nppanthers.org



Park Hill School District
Park Hill School District is located in the southern third of Platte County, just north of downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Park Hill is a public school district with an enrollment of 11,118 students. Park Hill provides comprehensive educational services for students in pre-K through grade 12. Park Hill is a Missouri Quality Award recipient and received an internationally recognized mark of quality when it achieved AdvancED District Accreditation.
Visit their website www.parkhill.k12.mo.us



Platte County R-3 School District
The Platte County R-3 School District is located in the center of Platte County with more than 40 percent of the district within the city limits of Kansas City. The district hosts seven traditional education buildings, one early childhood center and one area career technical school and has an enrollment of nearly 3,900 students. Platte County R-3 has repeatedly received a perfect score on the Annual Performance Report by the Missouri Department of Education.
Visit their website www.plattecountyschooldistrict.com


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West Platte R-2 School District
The West Platte School District is dedicated to preserving the past and building the future for their students. Located in Weston, West Platte R-2 School District is Accredited with Distinction in Performance and its students have some of the top MAP scores in the state. The district has one elementary school and one junior/senior high school and an enrollment of 545.
Visit their website
www.wpsd.net


Parochial Schools
Our Savior Christian Academy (ages 3 through 5th grade)
Platte City, MO
Visit their website http://www.oursavioracademy.org

St. Therese School (ages 6 weeks through 8th grade)
Kansas City, MO
Visit their website http://www.sttheresenorth.org/school


Higher Education
Park University in Parkville offers accredited online, undergraduate, and graduate degrees at campuses and military bases nationwide. Park University was named as the top ranked value among private colleges and universities by Parents & Colleges, an online resource for parents of college-bound students. Park has been ranked No. 1 in the category “Top 10 Best Value Private Colleges and universities” since summer 2010.

Additional higher education opportunities in Platte County include:

Near Platte County:
Maple Woods is part of the Metropolitan Community Colleges (MCC) and though located right outside Platte County lines has played an important role in workforce education. Maple Woods offers job training and classes to achieve an associate’s degree both online and in the classroom.

Business & Technology Institute, like Maple Woods, is part of the MCC and on the other side of county lines. The Business and Technology Institute has also played a direct role in workforce training and education and has been working with area businesses for more than 25 years.

Additional higher education opportunities near Platte County include:
William Jewell College (15 min drive)
Northwest Missouri State University (satellite campus in Liberty or Gladstone) (15 min drive)
UMKC Main Campus (20 min drive)