KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Schools on opposite sides of the state line take the top spots for best public and private school districts in the Kansas City area, according to new lists.
Blue Valley Unified School District in Johnson County was ranked no. 1 among local public schools while The Pembroke Hill School in Kansas City, Missouri, was deemed the best private school.
That’s all according to new 2022 rankings from the site Niche, which analyzes public data and reviews to create rankings, report cards and more for schools, colleges and neighborhoods.
Here are the top 15 public school districts in the Kansas City area:
Blue Valley Unified School District
Blue Springs R-IV School District
Lee’s Summit R-VII School District
DeSoto Unified School District
Olathe Public Schools
Park Hill School District
North Kansas City School District
Liberty School District
Shawnee Mission School District
Grain Valley R-V School District
Piper-Kansas City Unified School District
Gardner-Edgerton Unified School District
Smithville R-II School District
Basehor-Linwood Unified School District
Ewing Marion Kauffman School
Here are the top 15 private schools in the Kansas City area:
The Pembroke Hill School
The Barstow School
Notre Dame de Sion School for Girls
Rockhurst High School
St. Teresa’s Academy
Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy
Kansas City Christian School
St. James Academy
St. Thomas Acquinas High School
Faith Christian Academy
Bishop Miege High School
Blue Ridge Christian School
The Lutheran High School of Kansas City
Niche said its 2022 Best School Districts lists are based on analysis of key statistics and reviews from students and parents using U.S. Department of Education data. Districts are ranked based on state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality and more.
You can find the full list of KC’s best private schools for 2022 here or see all the best public schools in Kansas City here.