Blue Springs R-IV School District

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Blue Springs R-IV School District
Blue Springs, Missouri
Kansas City Metropolitan Area
United States
District information
Type Public
Motto Education with Distinction
Grades PK-12
President Kent Bradford
Vice-president Rhonda Gilstrap
Superintendent Jim Finley
Accreditation Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Schools 22
Budget $143,226,000 (2010-11)
District ID 2905310[1]
Students and staff
Students 14,524
Teachers 1027
Staff 1,998
Student-teacher ratio 1:16
Other information

The Blue Springs R-IV School District is a school district that serves Blue Springs, Missouri in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The district has an enrollment of over 13,000 students.[2] The mission statement of the Blue Springs R-IV School District is to create an educational community in which each individual acquires knowledge, develops skills, and functions as a literate citizen to achieve personal goals. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education reported that Blue Springs School District once again received a perfect score on the Annual Performance Report in 2011. This is the eleventh year in a row that the district has received a perfect score. This is determined by a number of factors including student achievement. The Blue Springs School District is one of only seven school districts in this state to have eleven consecutive years of Distinction.

The district serves a small southwestern portion of Independence.[3]



  • Chapel Lakes Elementary School
  • Cordill-Mason Elementary School
  • Daniel Young Elementary School
  • Franklin Smith Elementary School
  • James Lewis Elementary School
  • James Walker Elementary School
  • John Nowlin Elementary School
  • Lucy Franklin Elementary School
  • Sunny Pointe Elementary School
  • Thomas Ultican Elementary School
  • Voy Spears Elementary School
  • William Bryant Elementary School
  • William Yates Elementary School

Middle Schools

  • Brittany Hill Middle School
  • Delta Woods Middle School
  • Moreland Ridge Middle School
  • Paul Kinder Middle School (Renamed after superintendent Paul Kinder retired)

High Schools

The Blue Springs School District also offers "Liggett Trail Education Center" which is a setting designed to address the needs of students from age 3 to 21 years with Special Needs or Disabilities. It is mainly an Early Childhood Special Education Center for 3 to 5 year olds. Emphasis is upon school/parent communication, developmentally appropriate practices, specialized therapies and team approach that allows each student to work toward his or her potential.

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