Where Milestones Begin

High school: it’s where a student begins to really prepare for the rest of his or her life. Transitions, new friends, self-discovery, memorable moments ... all wrapped up in four short years that, in retrospect, go by in the blink of an eye.

In the Kansas City area, the quality of education at public and private high schools continues to be a paramount concern among parents who are deciding where their children will spend these formative years.

As luck would have it, our bi-state metro offers families a wealth of educational options.

In the following link, 435 magazine presents a comprehensive chart detailing important information about schools in Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas and Jackson County in Missouri that accommodate students in grades 9 through 12. We gathered the most recent data about public schools from the Missouri and Kansas departments of education and reached out to private schools via email and phone calls.

We hope our readers will find this information useful in evaluating our area’s many educational avenues — one of which will ultimately lead to that first major cap-and-gown milestone.

View the chart here.