With 17,937 students, Lee’s Summit R-7 is one of the largest school districts on the Missouri side of the Kansas City metropolitan area. Its size allows the district to offer a variety of accelerated programs and extracurricular activities, as well as access to highly-trained, quality teachers. More than 80 percent of staff employed by the Lee’s Summit school district hold a degree higher than a Bachelor’s degree.
Additionally, professional staff in the Lee’s Summit school district have an average of 15.8 years of experience. LSR-7’s highly-qualified staff, combined with its 22-to-one student-to-teacher ratio, have helped the district gain national accolades and awards. In 2019, Lee’s Summit High School and Lee’s Summit North High School both earned rankings in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best High Schools.”
Source: Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
In addition to the success of its public school district, Lee’s Summit is known for its innovative, community-based approach to education and workforce-readiness programs. The city is home to the Summit Technology Academy at the Missouri Innovation Campus, a progressive collaboration among Metropolitan Community College, the University of Central Missouri, the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District and participating business partners. The MIC grants business partners a seat at the table to determine which skills should be taught, in order to make the program’s career-driven students valuable associates of their business. Students, as part of an accelerated program, work with industry mentors to graduate high school with a high school diploma, associate degree and invaluable hands-on experience.
You can learn more about the private, public and higher education institutions in Lee’s Summit by visiting their websites.