Liberty Public School District serves the residents of approximately 85 square miles in Clay County. The school district, located just northeast of Kansas City, serves more than 11,600 students in grades preschool to 12.
Our mission is: Through our collective best, we do whatever it takes to inspire and equip every learner to find their voice and realize their unlimited potential.
Number of Schools
# of Campuses
Preschool (ages 3-5)
Elementary Schools (K-5)
Middle Schools (6-8)
Liberty High School (9-12)
Liberty North High School (9-12)
High Academic Standards!
Liberty Public Schools has been named a "High Performing School District" by the state of Missouri for 12 consecutive years. “High Performing” is the highest accreditation ranking given to a Missouri school and recognizes Liberty as one the state’s best school districts. Liberty students consistently score above state and national norms on standardized tests. Liberty High School’s ACT scores rank it among the area's best, and the high school continues to graduate a high number of Bright Flight Scholars National Merit Scholarship winners. More than 86 percent of graduates seek higher education.
Recognized for Safety!
Our safety program has won national attention. What Liberty Public Schools is doing to keep children safe has been featured on the front cover of USA Today and on NBC Nightly News.
The Liberty Schools Board of Education was recognized as Missouri's finest by the Missouri School Boards Association when it was named Missouri's Outstanding Board of Education. Missouri has over 530 school districts. Ninety-seven percent of the district budget goes directly to programs related to students. About three percent goes to business services, executive administration, community services, and the Board of Education.
The District was one of only three schools in the nation honored by the National School Boards Association for technology excellence. Liberty is used as a state model for effective use of technology for learning.
Liberty Public Schools operates its own public cable channel, KLPS-TV 18, serving Liberty and Kansas City residents that subscribe to Time Warner.
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