Blue Springs, Missouri, located nineteen miles east of downtown Kansas City, has a population of 52,575. Blue Springs has abundant recreation opportunities with 22 city parks, including Flemming Park which is home to Blue Springs Lake and Lake Jacomo. The school districts of Blue Springs, Lee’s Summit, and Grain Valley all serve the city of Blue Springs. The Blue Springs School District which serves most of the residents, has received a perfect score on the Annual Performance Report for twelve years in a row. The Blue Springs School District is one of only seven school districts in this state to have that many consecutive years of Distinction.