Laurel Hills opened in September of 1966 with first, second, and third graders. Fourth and fifth graders joined then in November, upon completion of the rest of the building. Students slated to attend Laurel Hills had been attending Pittman Hills Junior High during the 1964-1965 school years. The first principal at Laurel Hills was Mr. Joe Edward. Money for construction of Laurel Hills was obtained from one of 17 bond elections held in the Raytown School District in a period of 18 consecutive years.
Laurel Hills Spirit Wear Sale
Laurel Hills spirit wear is now available. Spirit wear is fully customizable. All items will be shipped directly to the individual. To shop the sale, please click the image below.
As part of the district's efforts to be more environmentally friendly, embrace innovative technology and maintain fiscal responsibility, the district has transitioned from paper to electronic flier (eflier delivery). To publicize content that supports the basic educational mission of the district and/or benefits the population of the district in a positive manner, the Raytown C-2 School District uses Peachjar, a free online service for schools, to post approved efliers so that they are accessible to parents, staff and students as wanted/needed. To learn more about Peachjar, please click here.
Kansas City’s mask mandate expired on Jan. 1, 2022. Masking is now encouraged but optional for all students and staff. Masks are still federally mandated to be worn on public transportation; therefore, we will continue to require masks on all district transportation including school buses.
Southwood Elementary Principal Dr. April Sutherland was recently selected as the Kansas City Suburban Region Exemplary New Principal by the Kansas City Elementary Principals Association (KCEPA).
The Raytown School District was awarded the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) for the 2021–2022 budget year.