Welcome to Liberty Public Schools

  • Liberty Public Schools serves the residents of approximately 85 square miles in Clay County.  Located just northeast of Kansas City, the school district serves more than 12,500 students in preschool through 12th grade. The district has seen rapid growth over the past 12 years; so much, in fact, that it has become one of the fastest growing school districts in the state.  Liberty is family-oriented and sees its over 30,000 residents of the community take pride in being neighborly and maintaining a hometown spirit.  Growth in our community is planned and managed, from the historic downtown district and older homes on tree-lined streets, to the growing development on the community’s western edge.  In years past, CNN/Money Magazine recognized Liberty as one of the Best Places to Live. According to the magazine, the communities they selected offered, “the best combination of economic opportunity, good schools, safe streets, things to do, and a real sense of community.” Liberty School District has 11 elementary schools, four middle schools, two high schools, an alternative secondary school, and an early childhood center.  LPS was recognized as a high performing school district for all 12 years the State of Missouri presented the Distinction in Performance Award, making it one of only 6% of Missouri districts to be placed in this category. Liberty Public Schools is fortunate to have such a supportive, caring community who values education and opportunities given to our learners.

District at a Glance