The Park Hill School District
encompasses most of southern Platte County, Missouri
, in the Northland region of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area
. There are eight cities and towns that are partly or entirely within the district boundaries, including Parkville
, Weatherby Lake
, Platte Woods
, Lake Waukomis
, Houston Lake
and Kansas City, Missouri
The current Superintendent
is Dr. Dennis Fisher, who became superintendent on July 1, 2005. He came to Park Hill in July 1999 as the Assistant Superintendent for Business Services and became the Deputy Superintendent in July 2001. In September 2004, the Board of Education chose Dr. Fisher to replace Dr. Gayden Carruth when she retired on June 30, 2005.
Park Hill has two high schools
, three middle schools
(including a sixth-grade center), nine elementary schools
, a day school
, an early childhood education program and a community education program.
Elementary (grades K-5)
High Schools (grades 9-12)
- Park Hill Day School
- Park Hill Preschool
- Park Hill Community Education
- Park Hill Aquatic Center
Park Hill has made several controversial decisions regarding school start times, with the 2008-2009 school year beginning August 13th, 2008.
The school district's earlier start times have made many parents and teachers dissatisfied.