Schools and Districts in Kansas

Explore 1,317 schools and 336 school districts that serves 478,585 students with 34,591 teachers in Kansas.


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Kansas Schools

There are 1,317 public schools in Kansas distributed in 336 school districts. A total of 478,585 students attend Kansas schools and 34,591 teachers work for the schools.

By school level, there are 724 elementary, 224 middle, 343 high schools, and 26 other type of schools (eg. ungraded, adult education, etc.,).

In addition, 172 private schools are serving students in Kansas.

Kansas Public Schools By Levels and Categories
Number of District336 districts
Total Number of Public Schools1,317 schools
By Level
Elementary724 schools / 233,488 students
Middle224 schools / 90,551 students
High343 schools / 116,581 students
(Ungraded, Adult Education, other)
26 schools
By Category
Traditional1,274 schools
Charter9 schools
Magnet31 schools
Special Education0 schools
Alternative3 schools

Kansas School Districts

In Kansas, 336 school districts are serving their students in 1,317 schools. Wichita Unified School District 259 is the largest district with 89 schools and 49,365 students.

903 S Edgemoor, Wichita, KS

PK-12 Offered
89 Schools
49,365 Students
15 Students per teacher

14160 Black Bob Road, Olathe, KS

PK-12 Offered
51 Schools
29,457 Students
14 Students per teacher

8200 W. 71st Street, Shawnee Mission, KS

PK-12 Offered
44 Schools
27,303 Students
16 Students per teacher

15020 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS

PK-12 Offered
35 Schools
22,721 Students
14 Students per teacher

2010 N. 59th Street, Kansas City, KS

PK-12 Offered
43 Schools
22,489 Students
13 Students per teacher

Student Population

A total of 478,620 students are attending Kansas schools. By gender, there are 246,340 (51.5%) male and 232,280 (51.5%) female students in KS schools.

By race/ethnicity, 309,043 White (64.6%), 33,090 Black (6.9%), and 13,575 Asian (2.8%) students are attending Kansas schools.

Performance in Math and Reading

In 2019, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) administered the math and reading assessment to representative samples of fourth- and eighth-grade students in the nation, states, and other participating large urban districts. According to the report, 79 percent of students in fourth grade and 71 percent of students in eighth grade scored at or above the NAEP basic in Math. For reading assessment, 66 percent of students in fourth grade and 74 percent of students in eighth grade scored at or above basic score.

You can read more about the assessment at NAEP report card website for Math and Reading.

4th Grade8th Grade
At or Above NAEP BasicAt or Above NAEP ProficientAt or Above NAEP BasicAt or Above NAEP Proficient
Math79%40% 71%33%
Reading66%34% 74%32%

Advanced Placement Programs

In Kansas schools, total 18,693 students are enrolled in at least one (1) AP programs. 1,192 students are enrolled in International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and 26,778 students are participating the SAT and/or ACT test program.

Number of Students EnrolledPercent Enrolled
Advanced Placement Programs18,693
Advanced Placement Math4,637
Advanced Placement Science5,057
Advanced Placement Other programs15,893
International BS program1,192
SAT/ACT Participation26,778

Teachers & Staffs

Total 34,591 full-time (or equivalent) teachers work for schools in Kansas and the students to teacher ratio is 14 to 1. 98.0% of teachers are certified. 87.7% of teachers have 3 or more years teaching experiences.

Total FTE of Teachers34,591Students per teacher: 14 to 1
Teachers who are certified33,89398.0%
Teachers who are not certified7032.0%
Teachers in their first year of teaching2,2776.6%
Teachers in their second year of teaching1,9855.7%
School counselors1,390Students per counselor: 344 to 1
Law Enforcement Officer189-
Security guards136-
Social workers405-

Public Schools in Kansas

In Kansas, 1,317 public schools are serving 478,585 students. The next lists are showing schools by offering level.

Private Schools in Kansas

172 private schools are serving students in Kansas. The next lists are showing the private schools by offering level.

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