K-12 Education

Johnson County is home to award-winning, high quality school districts and post-secondary education. Due to the presence of Whiteman Air Force Base in Johnson County, the military also has a large impact on the local school districts. Below are enrollment numbers for Johnson County public schools, from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, current as of Spring 2021. 

Technical/Community Education

Johnson County cares about developing a powerful workforce for the future. The Warrensburg Area Career Center (WACC) serves all of Johnson County's communities. The mission of WACC is to provide relevant career and technical education leading to gainful employment or continuing education. A few of the programs include: auto collision tech, auto service tech, computer tech, construction tech, and health science.

Community Education is also available, including Practical Nursing and Cosmetology programs.

higher Education

University of Central Missouri located in Warrensburg, MO serves 13,988 students. The diverse student population represents nearly every state and 50 countries across the globe. UCM is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

UCM offers 150 programs of study leading to a certificate, bachelor's degree, master's degree, education specialist degree, or cooperative doctorate. These include 10 pre-professional programs, 27 areas of teacher certification, and 37 graduate programs. According to the most recent university survey, 92 percent of our graduates were employed within six months of receiving their degree.

Student life offers more than 200 student organizations, 58 intramural and nine club sports, 22 Greek organizations, and even a bowling alley.

State Fair Community College located 30 minutes from Warrensburg in the city of Sedalia, Mo., is a public, nonprofit college that serves the educational needs of 14 counties in west central Missouri. SFCC is accessible, flexible and offers classes in many convenient formats—traditional classroom courses, including late afternoon and evening classes; summer sessions; fast-track courses; 10-day interim classes; “certified job ready” classes; hybrid classes; and more than 260 online classes, including several complete degree and certificate programs online. Other programs include customized training for business and industry, hundreds of continuing and community education classes, a summer Kids College program, and free adult literacy, High School Equivalency preparation, English as a Second Language, and U.S. citizenship classes.

Innovative Education

The Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC) is an exciting, progressive collaboration between the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District, Metropolitan Community College and the University of Central Missouri located in Warrensburg, Missouri. By engaging business partners and community organizations, The MIC is reshaping the way students experience education. Academic programs at The Missouri Innovation Campus focus on the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

The MIC students graduate with:

  • A bachelor's degree, two years after high school.
  • Little to no student debt.
  • Applied experience through paid internships.