SchoolSmartKC’s partnership with Show Me KC Schools is among our longest standing partnerships. Rooted in a survey conducted in 2016, which showed that parents noted repeatedly the challenge of understanding the school options available to them and the pathways to access these schools, SchoolSmartKC has been eager to make investments that empower parents to be able to assess KC schools quickly and make decisions about what is best for their family based on their children’s unique needs.
Through two investments, totaling over $1.5 million over six years, SSKC’s partnership with Show Me KC Schools has funded the production of the Kansas City Schools Guide – a printed annual publication that details every school in Kansas City, along with performance and quality data – and the development of SchoolAppKC.
SchoolAppKC, a streamlining tool for enrollment, reduces inequity in the school application process by allowing parents and students to apply to all their chosen schools with a single application. Currently, SchoolAppKC has over 80% of local LEAs using the app for enrollment.