Lee's Summit R-7 School District

About Us

The 117-square-mile Lee’s Summit R-7 School District is recognized as one of the top educational systems in the state and nation. Located in the southeast portion of the Kansas City metropolitan area, the district serves the communities of Lee’s Summit, Greenwood, Lake Lotawana and Lake Winnebago as well as unincorporated areas of eastern Jackson County and also includes a small portion of Blue Springs and Kansas City municipalities. The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District has gained an annual average of 335 new students since 1990, with enrollment for 2017-18 at 18,157. Recognized nationally for its quality educational programs and a commitment to success for all students, the R-7 School District has good reason to attract its many new residents.

R-7 History from 1949 to Today

Involved parents and a supportive community are key in the school district’s ability to provide excellent educational opportunities in a caring learning environment. Lee’s Summit R-7 citizens understand that quality schools are the foundation of a strong community.

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. 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.


Lee’s Summit R-7 Mission, Vision and Commitment Statements


  • Approved by the R-7 Board of Education July 21, 2011
  • Developed by the R-7 Comprehensive School Improvement Plan Team


We prepare each student for success in life.


Lee’s Summit R-7 is an exemplary school district, graduating students who are college and career ready with the competitive advantage necessary to be successful.

Lee’s Summit R-7 reflects a culture of respect and acceptance. Collaboration is an expectation that fosters mutual understanding and a focus on student achievement and staff development.

Lee’s Summit R-7 encourages innovation and creativity, recognizing student learning as our fundamental purpose.


We commit to:

  • Engaging students in research-based programs in a technology-rich environment.
  • Embracing open, honest two-way communication.
  • Promoting continuous improvement through data-driven decision-making.
  • Sustaining positive relationships among students, staff, families and community members.
  • Ensuring a rigorous and relevant learning experience that leads to success for each student.
  • Partnering with students in identifying and achieving their learning goals.
  • Continuing a safe and caring environment.


R-7 School District 5-Year Plan

The Comprehensive School Improvement Plan, known as Destination 2021, covers 2016 through 2021. This strategic plan was developed thanks to a collaborative effort between R-7 community and staff members. It includes five focus areas as well as specific strategies designed to meet these objectives.



In accordance with the provisions of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended), Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, P.L. 93-112, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the regulations thereunder, it is the policy of the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District that no person shall, because of age, sex, race, disability, or national origin be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity of the District, including the employment of staff personnel. Written district policies concerning the rights and responsibilities of employees and students are available for inspection at the Stansberry Leadership Center (R-7 Administrative Offices), located at 301 NE Tudor. Inquiries by persons about their protection against discrimination under The Americans With Disabilities Act, Title IX, Title VI, or P.L. 93-112 and the Section 504 may be directed in writing or by telephone to: Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Lee’s Summit R-7 School District 301 NE Tudor Road Lee’s Summit, MO 64086 (816) 986-1000