SchoolSmartKC is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap in the Kansas City public school system in the next 10 years.

SchoolSmartKC works with the local district, charter schools, and the communities they serve on three key strategies:

  • Starting smart: SchoolSmartKC supports the sustainable foundation for any quality school system: a robust, “SchoolSmart” constituency of families that are informed about school quality and empowered to take action.

  • Investing for success: SchoolSmartKC makes substantial, data-driven, coordinated investments to expand and fortify quality school offerings, while also supporting the improvement of schools that can and should do better.

  • Demanding quality: SchoolSmartKC serves as an unyielding voice for quality education by nurturing practical, system-wide policy changes for sustained improvement.