Academic Achievements

The R-7 School District places primary emphasis on providing top quality educational programs that help students reach their maximum academic potential. Standardized testing, including the Missouri Assessment Program, the ACT and SAT tests, reflect achievement well above national and state norms for students district-wide. The school district has met all criteria to earn the state’s top designation for academic achievement — accredited with distinction.

Students from elementary through high school regularly qualify and win competitions at the district and state level in such areas as math, science, foreign language, social studies, language arts, industrial arts, technology, robotics and business.

Academic honor rolls are maintained throughout all grades to underscore the importance placed on academic achievement. More than 500 high school students are recognized annually for outstanding academic achievement during the schools’ traditional Achievement Awards Ceremonies.

Of the high school’s graduates, approximately 81% attend college.

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HIGH SCHOOL ACT SCORES COMPARED TO NATIONAL MEAN SCORE FOR COLLEGE-BOUND SENIORS

R-7 School District Composite Score** (2016-2017)  » 22

Missouri Composite Score (2016-2017) » 20.4

National Composite Score (2016-2017) » 21

*All 2016-17 R-7 seniors took the ACT due to a change in state assessment procedures.
**Includes scores of students from all high schools.

Number of 2016-2017 National Merit Scholarship Finalists: 5


Lee’s Summit R-7 Class of 2017 receives $28 million in scholarship potential

Graduating seniors in the Lee’s Summit R-7 Class of 2017 earned approximately $28 million in scholarship potential this spring.

This year’s Lee’s Summit R-7 graduating class consisted of 1,428 seniors, including 430 at Lee’s Summit High School, 472 at Lee’s Summit North High School and 526 at Lee’s Summit West High School.


LS R-7 students score above state average on
Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests

Lee’s Summit R-7 School District students scored above the state average in each tested area at each grade level tested as part of the spring 2017 Missouri Assessment (MAP) program.

Students in Missouri take grade-level MAP tests in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics in grades three through eight, as well as science exams in fifth and eighth grades. High school students enrolled in any of the following courses take End-of-Course exams as part of the Missouri Assessment program: algebra I, biology, English 10 and government. Sophomores enrolled in algebra II also take the End-of-Course exam.  2017 data for Algebra I and English II End-of-Course exams was not released by DESE.

Test results were released by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in October 2017. All MAP assessments measure Missouri Learning Standards.

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