List of unified school districts in Kansas

This is a list of unified school districts (USD) in the state of Kansas. It is grouped by county, based on the headquarters location of each school district.

Allen County

  • Humboldt USD 258
  • Iola USD 257
  • Marmaton Valley USD 256

Anderson County

Atchison County

Barber County

  • Barber County North USD 254
  • South Barber USD 255

Barton County

Bourbon County

Brown County

  • Hiawatha USD 415
  • South Brown County USD 430

Butler County

Chase County

Chautauqua County

  • Cedar Vale USD 285
  • Chautauqua County USD 286

Cherokee County

  • Baxter Springs USD 508
  • Columbus USD 493
  • Galena USD 499
  • Riverton USD 404

Cheyenne County

  • Cheylin USD 103
  • St. Francis USD 297

Clark County

Clay County

Cloud County

Coffey County

Comanche County

Cowley County

Crawford County

Decatur County

Dickinson County

Doniphan County

Douglas County

Edwards County

  • Kinsley–Offerle USD 347
  • Lewis USD 502 (K-6)

Elk County

Ellis County

Ellsworth County

Finney County

Ford County

Franklin County

  • Central Heights USD 288
  • Ottawa USD 290
  • Wellsville USD 289
  • West Franklin USD 287

Geary County

Gove County

  • Grinnell USD 291 (5-8)
  • Quinter USD 293
  • Wheatland USD 292 (9-12)

Graham County

Grant County

  • Ulysses USD 214

Gray County

  • Cimarron–Ensign USD 102
  • Copeland USD 476
  • Ingalls USD 477
  • Montezuma USD 371

Greeley County

Greenwood County

Hamilton County

Harper County

Harvey County

Haskell County

  • Satanta USD 507
  • Sublette USD 374

Hodgeman County

Jackson County

Jefferson County

Jewell County

Johnson County

Kearny County

Kingman County

Kiowa County

Labette County

Lane County

Leavenworth County

Lincoln County

Linn County

Logan County

  • Oakley USD 274
  • Triplains USD 275

Lyon County

Marion County

Marshall County

McPherson County

Meade County

  • Fowler USD 225
  • Meade USD 226

Miami County

Mitchell County

Montgomery County

Morris County

Morton County

  • Elkhart USD 218
  • Rolla USD 217

Nemaha County

Neosho County

Ness County

Norton County

Osage County

Osborne County

  • Osborne USD 392

Ottawa County

Pawnee County

  • Fort Larned USD 495
  • Pawnee Heights USD 496

Phillips County

Pottawatomie County

Pratt County

Rawlins County

Reno County

Republic County

Rice County

Riley County

Rooks County

  • Palco USD 269
  • Plainville USD 270
  • Stockton USD 271

Rush County

Russell County

Saline County

Scott County

  • Scott County USD 466

Sedgwick County

Seward County

Shawnee County

Sheridan County

Sherman County

  • Goodland USD 352

Smith County

  • Smith Center USD 237

Stafford County

  • Macksville USD 351
  • St. John–Hudson USD 350
  • Stafford USD 349

Stanton County

  • Stanton County USD 452

Stevens County

  • Hugoton USD 210
  • Moscow USD 209

Sumner County

Thomas County

Trego County

  • WaKeeney USD 208

Wabaunsee County

Wallace County

  • Wallace County USD 241
  • Weskan USD 242

Washington County

Wichita County

  • Leoti–Wichita County USD 467

Wilson County

  • Altoona–Midway USD 387
  • Fredonia USD 484
  • Neodesha USD 461

Woodson County

Wyandotte County

District changes

The number of students in rural communities dropped significantly across the 20th century. As farming technology progressed from animal power to small tractors towards large tractors over time, it allowed a farmer to support significantly more farm land. In turn, this led to fewer farm families, which led to fewer rural students. In combination with a loss of young men during foreign wars and rural flight, all of these caused an incremental population shrinkage of rural communities over time. In 1945 (after World War II), the School Reorganization Act in Kansas caused the consolidation of thousands of rural school districts in Kansas (mostly one room rural school houses).[1] In 1963, the School Unification Act in Kansas caused the further consolidatation of thousands of tiny school districts into hundreds of larger Unified School Districts.[2]

The following list is not complete.[3]

Renamed

Dissolved

Consolidated

This lists school districts that merged to form a new school district.[3] The number of consolidations is half the size of this list because every district is listed on the left side.

See also

References

  1. ^ Your School District: The Report of the National Commission on School District Reorganization; National Education Association; 286 pages; 1948.
  2. ^ "Administration of Unified School Districts in Kansas" (PDF). Kansas State Department of Public Instruction. January 1967. Archived (PDF) from the original on July 10, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "School consolidations in Kansas for past decade". The Topeka Capital-Journal. July 24, 2011. Archived from the original on December 11, 2023.
  4. ^ "USD 330 adopts new name". The Topeka Capital-Journal. November 20, 2003. Archived from the original on September 11, 2016.

External links

State
  • Kansas State Department Of Education, KSDE
  • Kansas State High School Activities Association, KSHSAA
KSDE Documents
  • School Districts by County, KSDE
  • Schools in Alphabetical Order, KSDE
KSDE Maps
  • Kansas School District Boundary Maps: 2004, 2011, 2012, 2018, 2019, 2020, KSDE
  • School District Maps, KDOT
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