Top 10 Best Kansas Public Schools (2024)

Kansas is the #27 largest school system in the United States, serving 479,114 students across the 1,355 public schools for the 2024 school year (there are 232 private schools, serving 42,380 students). 92% of all K-12 students in Kansas are educated in public schools, compared to the national average of 90%.
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in Kansas is 30%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 33%.
Minority enrollment is 37% (majority Hispanic) and the student:teacher ratio is 14:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(KS) School Average
American Indian
1%
Asian
3%
Hispanic
21%
Black
6%
White
63%
Two or more races
6%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Kansas.

Top Ranked Public Schools in Kansas (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Bradley Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 75-79% (Top 1%)
Reading: 75-79% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-6
1 Bradley Circle; Bldg 1726
Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027
(913) 651-6915
Rank: #22.
Prairie Elementary School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 79% (Top 1%)
Reading: 73% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-6
6642 Mission Road
Prairie Village, KS 66208
(913) 993-4400
Rank: #33.
Meadow Lane Elementary School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 79% (Top 1%)
Reading: 72% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-5
21880 College Blvd
Olathe, KS 66061
(913) 780-7550
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Mission Trail Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 70-74% (Top 1%)
Reading: 75-79% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-5
13200 Mission Road
Leawood, KS 66209
(913) 239-6700
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Regency Place Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 70-74% (Top 1%)
Reading: 75-79% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-5
13250 S Greenwood
Olathe, KS 66062
(913) 780-7620
Rank: #6 - 86. - 8.
Prairie Creek Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 75-79% (Top 1%)
Reading: 70-74% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-5
17077 W 165th St
Olathe, KS 66062
(913) 592-7255
Rank: #6 - 86. - 8.
Timber Creek Elementary School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 81% (Top 1%)
Reading: 71% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-5
16451 Flint St
Olathe, KS 66062
(913) 239-7800
Rank: #6 - 86. - 8.
Tipton Community School
(Math: 70-79% | Reading: 70-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 70-79% (Top 1%)
Reading: 70-79% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-8
209 State St.
Tipton, KS 67485
(785) 373-5355
Rank: #99.
Wheatland Elementary School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 79% (Top 1%)
Reading: 71% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-5
15200 E. 21st Street
Wichita, KS 67230
(316) 218-4820
Rank: #1010.
Harmony Elementary School
(Math: 72% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 72% (Top 1%)
Reading: 73% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-5
14140 Grant St.
Overland Park, KS 66221
(913) 239-6200

Best Kansas Public Schools by County (2024)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
13
2,413
14%
15
4,105
32%
7
1,501
30%
41
16,382
20%
16
3,491
18%
7
1,351
9%
8
1,390
9%
10
1,486
10%
21
5,802
34%
17
6,080
26%
29
14,444
30%
4
785
13%
11
3,790
18%
22
8,246
78%
15
7,770
80%
14
3,975
11%
15
7,072
54%
5
1,513
73%
9
1,155
27%
17
5,236
30%
167
95,902
32%
17
3,494
25%
8
1,810
11%
14
5,123
47%
11
2,016
16%
15
5,154
14%
7
1,967
37%
10
2,453
15%
13
2,755
10%
6
1,237
10%
4
1,008
19%
6
1,627
18%
31
8,974
23%
11
1,533
27%
18
7,532
34%
17
7,890
37%
163
84,013
49%
10
5,148
86%
55
27,213
43%
23
3,514
18%
7
1,223
20%
9
1,604
13%
61
29,614
80%

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Kansas?
The top ranked public schools in Kansas include Bradley Elementary School, Prairie Elementary School and Meadow Lane Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Kansas?
1,355 public schools are located in Kansas.
What percentage of students in Kansas go to public school?
92% of all K-12 students in Kansas are educated in public schools (compared to national average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Kansas?
Minority enrollment in Kansas is 37% (majority Hispanic)

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