Our mission is to achieve excellence in education.

Frank Dahman, Superintendent
Dan Erholtz, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources & Operations
Dr. Steve Ritter, Director of Academic & Student Services
Mrs. Debbie From, Director of Special Services
Mr. Mike Diggs, Director of Technology
Mrs. Jill Filer, Director of Communications & Community Relations
Mrs. Kathy VanGorkom, Director of Business Services

The district is fully accredited by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education through the Missouri School Improvement Program. Harrisonville High School is an A+ School and is accredited by the North Central Association.

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DISTRICT CSIP (Comprehensive School Improvement Plan)
The district updated and revised its Comprehensive School Improvement Plan during the spring of 2012. Click here to view

The Harrisonville School District is composed of approximately 2,600 students who attend school in the district, grades K-12. The district employs over 375 people, with 210 of those as classroom teachers. Our teachers have an average of 10.2 years experience and over 43% have their Master's Degree or higher. The ratio of students to classroom teachers is 17:1.

The Harrisonville School District is located south of Kansas City in Harrisonville, Missouri. Harrisonville is the seat of government for Cass County and has a population of approximately 10,000. The largest employers in the community are Wal-Mart Distribution Center, Wal-Mart SuperCenter, Harrisonville Schools, Cass Medical Center, and Cass County Government.

For more information on the City of Harrisonville, visit the city's website at or the Harrisonville Chamber of Commerce website at
The District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation in its programs, activities or employment practices.

Inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies may be directed to the District’s Section 504 Coordinator, Title VI Coordinator, Title IX Coordinator, Americans with Disabilities Act (Title II) Coordinator, Age Discrimination Act and Age Discrimination in Employment Act Coordinator, and/or Title VII Coordinator. The individuals who serve in these roles are subject to change, and are therefore identified on the District’s website at Inquiries may also be directed to the Harrisonville Administration Office, 503 S. Lexington Road, Harrisonville, Missouri 64071, telephone number 816-380-2727.

Any person may also contact the Kansas City Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, regarding the District’s compliance with Section 504, Title II, Title VI, Title IX, and the Age Discrimination Act.
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
8930 Ward Parkway, Suite 2037
Kansas City, MO 64114-3302
Telephone: 816-268-0550

Any person may also contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for concerns relating to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, or Title VII.

Robert A. Young Federal Building
1222 Spruce Street
Room 8.100
St. Louis, MO 63103
Telephone: 800-669-4000

Other agencies dealing with non-discrimination issues include:

Missouri Commission for Human Rights
Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
P.O. Box 1129, 3315 W. Truman Blvd.
Telephone: 573-751-3325

U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Telephone: 202-353-1555  

District Report Card

State law (Section 160.522) requires the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to publish an annual "report card" about each school district, each school building and each charter school. The reports provided below include all of the data required by state law, plus information required by federal law (No Child Left Behind).

All of the information provided here is compiled from data reported to the Department by local school districts. The latest statistics are from the 2013-14 school year. Click here to view the Harrisonville Schools Report Card

Staying Connected

Key News
A bi-monthly e-mail newsletter from the district office which includes news, school board information, and event/activity dates. Sign Up Here

Parent Portal
An on-line resource which includes your child's attendance, lunch account, and discipline information. Go to Parent Portal

Wildcat Alerts
Sponsored by Country Club Bank
A cell phone text messaging program which notifies you of emergencies such as school closings or early dismissals and provides you with school calendar reminders such as scheduled early releases, days off, end-of-quarter, etc. Sign Up Here

Become a fan of Harrisonville Schools on Facebook. Posts include celebrations, upcoming event reminders, photos and more. Go to

Sign up to follow @HvilleSchools on Tweets will include event reminders, news updates, and more.  Click Here

District App
Download the FREE Harrisonville Schools App in the Google Play or App Store.  This app includes social media updates, the calendar of events, lunch menus, staff directory with phone & email, and much more!