Lee’s Summit

Lee’s Summit, one of the Top 100 Cities in America, is a proud community. Lee’s Summit is becoming one of the busiest centers in the Kansas City metro region and is home to more than 90,000 residents who enjoy quiet suburban living with all the amenities.

lees summitAbout Lee’s Summit

From its early days as a farming community to the vibrant economy and active business community of today, Lee’s Summit has maintained the essence of a small town. Located within the counties of Jackson and Cass in Missouri, Lees Summit As of the 2010 census found the population at 91,364 making it the sixth-largest city in Missouri.  In 2006 CNN/Money and Money magazine ranked Lee’s Summit 44th on its list of the 100 Best Cities to Live in the United States. That ranking improved to 27th on the 2010 list.

Education in Lee’s Summit

Lee’s Summit R-7 School District is one of the top educational systems recognized in the state and nation. Thee 117 square mile District located in the southeast part of the Kansas City metropolitan area and Jackson County.  The district includes communities of Lee’s Summit, Greenwood, Lake Lotawana and Lake Winnebago as well as unincorporated areas of eastern Jackson County. The  District has gained an annual average of just over 380 new students since 1980, with enrollment for 2012-13 at 17,534. Recognized nationally for its programs and a commitment to success for all students, the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District has good reason to attract its many new residents.

The district currently includes 18 elementary schools, three middle schools, three high schools, an alternative secondary school, a secondary technology academy, an early education center and a special-education, day-treatment center. Recognized as one of the nation’s outstanding school districts, the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District has received SchoolMatch’s What Parents Want Award for many years. In addition, the R-7 School District has won Missouri’s Distinction in Performance Award, the state’s highest recognition for academic achievement. The district exceeded the criteria for this prestigious award by earning a perfect score on the Missouri performance indicators every year since the program began. Lee’s Summit  was recently featured in BusinessWeek magazine as Missouri’s “Best Place in America to Raise Kids.” Only one town was selected from each state, and most important factors in this analysis were school performance, affordability and safety. Money magazine named Lee’s Summit R-7 schools as seventh best in the nation in its annual “Best Places to Live” issue focusing on the nation’s top 100 small cities.

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