Lee’s Summit, Missouri is the sixth largest city in the Kansas City Metro area with a population of 91,364. It was ranked 27th in the 2010 Money magazine 100 Best Cities to Live in the United States. Three public school districts serve the children of the city, Lee’s Summit School District, Blue Springs School District and Raymore Peculiar School District. The Lee’s Summit school district receive the state’s highest recognition for academic achievement, Missouri’s Distinction in Performance Award. During fall 2011, the the Lee’s Summit School District was recognized for being among a handful of districts in the state to earn a perfect score on criteria for the Distinction In Performance Award each year for the last 11 years. The Lee’s Summit School District was among 16 percent of the nation's school districts receiving the SchoolMatch "What Parents Want" national award in spring 2012. Longview Community College, Summit Technology Center, a branch of the University of Central Missouri and a branch of Baker University all provide opportunities for higher education in Lee’s Summit.
If you are needing a nice, clean, family friendly place to let the little ones burn off some extra energy then Lea McKeighan South Park is your answer! Conveniently located on the SE corner of the intersection of Chipman Road and Douglas Street, this park was completely renovated in the fall of 2013. It now contains a giant pyramid jungle gym, slides, swings, new and improved merry-go-round, zip-line, and other playground equipment. The park even offers a special area specifically designed for toddlers. If you need a little peace and relaxation there is a reflection pond with a fountain on the east side of the park. There is also a pavilion area for you to enjoy a picnic lunch with the family. While the younger children are playing, the older children can find plenty to do across the street at Lea McKeighan North Park. The park contains a large concrete skate park and renovated sand volley ball courts. Bring the family out to Lea McKeighan and check it out for yourselves!