Facts & Statistics

2016-17 School Year

District Boundary

The R-7 School District serves Lee’s Summit, Greenwood, Lake Lotawana, Lake Winnebago, areas of Raintree Lake, area of Lakewood and some outlying rural areas, with a small portion of the district extending into Cass County and Kansas City. We are bounded by the school districts of Raytown, Blue Springs, Independence, Raymore-Peculiar and Lone Jack. The vast majority of the district is located within Jackson County, although a small portion is located within Cass County.

Accreditation Fully accredited school district — Winner of Missouri’s Distinction in Performance Award
Area, R-7 School District 117 sq. miles
Approximate district population 100,000
Total Staff Size 2,652
Number of certified staff members 1,404
Certified staff members with Masters degrees or above 82.9%
Employee Fringe Benefits Approximately 31% of average salary
Average elementary student/teacher ratio 22.20

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R-7 Budget

Tax Rate (per $100 assessed valuation) $5.9957
Total Expenditure District Budget (excluding bond funds) $253,170,295
Annual operating cost per student enrolled $10,582
Teacher starting salary $37,500
Teacher average salary $58,483
Assessed valuation $1,828,705,105
To view a copy of the Lee’s Summit R-7 budget, select here.

Our Students

School Year Total Enrollment
2016 – 2017 17,927
2015 – 2016 17,747
2014 – 2015 17,610
2013 – 2014 17,615
2012 – 2013 17,559
2011 – 2012 17,558
2010 – 2011 17,524
2009 – 2010 17,287
2008 – 2009 17,120
2007 – 2008 16,986
2006 – 2007
16,742

Lee’s Summit R-VII School District Report Card is available on the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website.

For information regarding the district’s annual status as part of the federal No Child Left Behind law, click here.

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