Shawnee Mission School District is the third largest school district in Kansas with more than 27,000 students and 3,500 employees. The district contains 34 elementary schools, five middle schools and five high schools. It also includes Arrowhead Day School, Horizons High School, an Early Childhood Education Center, and Signature Programs at the Center for Academic Achievement. It’s been consistently ranked among the finest school districts nationwide for its high student performance. The district serves a diverse student population from 14 cities within northeast Johnson County, Kansas, which is 10 miles from downtown Kansas City, Missouri.