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Ranking of best school districts in the Kansas City Area based on stats, test scores, Schools, and Two of the best High Schools in the State but also in the Nation! Across the board I am steadily impressed and proud to be involved in our . on all of their teachers to help the staff better meet the needs of their students. Kansas City is the largest city in the U.S. state of Missouri. According to the U.S. Census Bureau . Missouri had many slaves, and slavery sympathizers crossed into Kansas to In , Kansas City was the 22nd largest city in the country, with a Along with Texas, Memphis, North and South Carolina, Kansas City is . Christopher Nilsen set national high school record in pole vault. The Texas Tech signee nearly reached 50 feet this season. With a cross country state championship already achieved, Akalu finished out his North Kansas City pushes past Lee's Summit on Day 2 of Holiday Classic at William Jewell.
The French continued their fur trade under Spanish license. The Chouteau family operated under Spanish license at St. After the Louisiana PurchaseLewis and Clark visited the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri rivers, noting it was a good place to build a fort.
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Ina group of Mormons from New York settled in what would become the city. They built the first school within Kansas City's current boundaries, but were forced out by mob violence in and their settlement remained vacant.
Soon after, the Kansas Town Company, a group of investors, began to settle the area, taking their name from an English spelling of "Cansez. On February 22,the City of Kansas was created with a newly elected mayor. It had an area of 0. The boundary lines at that time extended from the middle of the Missouri River south to what is now Ninth Street, and from Bluff Street on the west to a point between Holmes Road and Charlotte Street on the east.
Kansas successfully petitioned the U. Missouri had many slaves, and slavery sympathizers crossed into Kansas to sway the state towards allowing slaveryat first by ballot box and then by bloodshed.
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A cannon and plaques mark the location of the Battle of Westport within modern day Loose Park. During the Civil War, the city and its immediate surroundings were the focus of intense military activity. Although the First Battle of Independence in August resulted in a Confederate States Army victory, the Confederates were unable to leverage their win in any significant fashion, as Kansas City was occupied by Union troops and proved too heavily fortified to assault.
The Second Battle of Independencewhich occurred on October 21—22, as part of Sterling Price 's Missouri expedition ofalso resulted in a Confederate triumph. Once again their victory proved hollow, as Price was decisively defeated in the pivotal Battle of Westport the next day, effectively ending Confederate efforts to regain Missouri.
Joseph Railroad bridge over the Missouri River brought about significant growth. The population exploded afterwhen the Hannibal Bridge, designed by Octave Chanuteopened. The boom prompted a name change to Kansas City inand the city limits to be extended south and east. Westport became part of Kansas City on December 2, InKansas City was the 22nd largest city in the country, with a population ofresidents.
Longpresident of the Liberty Memorial Association, was a driving force in the funding for construction. Long was a longtime resident and wealthy businessman. He built the R. Nichols inas part of his Country Club District plan.
Pendergast era[ edit ] At the start of the 20th century, political machines gained clout in the city, with the one led by Tom Pendergast dominating the city by Several important buildings and structures were built during this time, including the Kansas City City Hall and the Jackson County Courthouse.
The machine fell in when Pendergast, riddled with health problems, pleaded guilty to tax evasion after long federal investigations.
His biographers have summed up Pendergast's uniqueness: Pendergast may bear comparison to various big-city bosses, but his open alliance with hardened criminals, his cynical subversion of the democratic process, his monarchistic style of living, his increasingly insatiable gambling habit, his grasping for a business empire, and his promotion of Kansas City as a wide-open town with every kind of vice imaginable, combined with his professed compassion for the poor and very real role as city builder, made him bigger than life, difficult to characterize.
The city's first suburbs were in the neighborhoods of Pendleton Heights and Quality Hill. Many also went north of the Missouri Riverwhere Kansas City had incorporated areas between the s and s. Marshall also finished third in the 3,meter run at the regional meet. A two-time Class 1 cross country state champion and a four-time district champion under head cross country coach Doug Carder, Weis was named to the all-state cross country squad all four seasons.
She was runner-up at the state meet and sixth at the meet. Weis has only lost two meets in her past three cross country seasons at Midway. InWeis set the Class 1 state cross country meet record. Weis is also a two-time state track and field champion in the 3,meter run and finished third in her freshman year. She set the Class 1 state meet record in the 3,meter run and conference records in the 1,meter run and the 3,meter run during her sophomore season.
She was an Class 1 All-State Track and Field selection in her previous three seasons, and finished first in every meet she competed in during her sophomore and junior seasons. In she finished 22nd and in she finished 24th. Smith also competed in the Nike Cross Nationals and finished 13th in the 5,meter varsity girls' run.
Smith is a three-time state qualifier in the meter run in track and field. During the track and field season, she finished fifth in the meter run at districts, only to go on to finish third at the state meet. InSmith finished third in the meter run and was a member of the Vallivue High 4xmeter relay squad that also finished third in districts.