The Blue Springs School District, located on the eastern edge of the Kansas City metro area in Jackson County, covers a total of 58 square miles and includes students from the communities of Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Independence, Lake Tapawingo and Lee’s Summit. Enrollment in the district for the 2013-14 school year currently stands at more than 14,524 students. students. Our mostly middle to upper-middle class community enjoys a stable economy. Within our school district boundaries, we have more than 80,000 residents. Our close proximity to Kansas City allows residents easy access to a variety of social, cultural and educational opportunities. There is also convenient access to over 54 colleges, universities and technical schools in the metro area.
The Blue Springs School District employs a highly qualified, diverse staff of over 1,998 employees. There are 1,027 certified staff (more than 85% hold a master’s degree or above) and 971 support staff. Veteran staff members bring years of valuable experience to the classroom and new teachers bring fresh ideas and new practices to enrich the total learning environment. A number of staff members hold leadership positions locally, regionally, and statewide and are sought out for advice on curriculum and instruction. New staff recruitment is an ongoing process in this rapidly growing, progressive community. Our teachers are represented by professional organizations. Relationships with these groups have been quite good and continue to be strong because we all work together for the success of our students.
Tradition of Excellence
The Blue Springs School District has a rich tradition of academic excellence. Today this tradition continues with major advancements in our curriculum and also our efforts through technology to place materials in student hands wherever they might be. The curriculum is aligned to both state and national standards and is reviewed annually. Technology allows the district to offer the greatest opportunities for student learning through a multi-dimensional approach. The District has received accreditation with Distinction from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for 13 consecutive years. Grant funding has also transformed our efforts to positively impact all students and their successes within our schools as they prepare for their futures. Low student-to-teacher ratios allow teachers to focus learning on student needs and readiness, and instructional coaches assist teachers in coordinating learning from K-12. Student achievement is the focus of all activities in the Blue Springs School District, and we strive to assure all our students are prepared to take their places as productive, informed, and caring members of society. If you have any questions regarding this information please contact the district office at (816) 874-3200.