Top 10 Best Cherokee County Public Schools (2021-22)

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 15 public schools serving 3,741 students in Cherokee County, KS. Cherokee County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Kansas.
The top ranked public schools in Cherokee County, KS are Highland Elementary School, Southeast Elementary School and Central Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Cherokee County, KS public schools have an average math proficiency score of 26% (versus the Kansas public school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 34% (versus the 37% statewide average). Schools in Cherokee County have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Kansas public schools.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is less than the Kansas public school average of 36% (majority Hispanic).

Best Cherokee County Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Highland Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
319 N High School St
Columbus, KS 66725
(620) 429-3032
Grades: 2-3
| 150 students
Rank: #22.
Southeast Elementary School
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
303 S Humbert
Weir, KS 66781
(620) 396-8211
Grades: PK-4
| 178 students
Rank: #33.
Central Elementary School
Math: 45% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1501 Park Ave
Baxter Springs, KS 66713
(620) 856-3311
Grades: 3-6
| 290 students
Rank: #44.
Liberty Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
624 E. 8th Street
Galena, KS 66739
(620) 783-4499
Grades: 3-5
| 199 students
Rank: #55.
Riverton Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
7166 Se 70th
Riverton, KS 66770
(620) 848-4078
Grades: PK-5
| 341 students
Rank: #66.
Central Elementary School
Math: 19% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
810 S High School Avenue
Columbus, KS 66725
(620) 429-3943
Grades: 4-8
| 348 students
Rank: #77.
Riverton High School
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 20-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
7120 Se 70th
Riverton, KS 66770
(620) 848-3388
Grades: 9-12
| 234 students
Rank: #88.
Riverton Middle School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
7144 Se 70th
Riverton, KS 66770
(620) 848-3355
Grades: 6-8
| 172 students
Rank: #99.
Galena Middle School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
624 East 8th Street
Galena, KS 66739
(620) 783-4499
Grades: 6-8
| 180 students
Rank: #1010.
Baxter Springs High School
Math: 19% | Reading: 25%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
100 N Military
Baxter Springs, KS 66713
(620) 856-3366
Grades: 7-12
| 459 students
Rank: #1111.
Columbus High School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
124 S High School Avenue
Columbus, KS 66725
(620) 429-3821
Grades: 9-12
| 289 students
Rank: #1212.
Galena High School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
602 East 8th Street
Galena, KS 66739
(620) 783-4499
Grades: 9-12
| 282 students
801 Lincoln
Baxter Springs, KS 66713
(620) 856-3322
Grades: PK-2
| 247 students
724 E Garfield Street
Columbus, KS 66725
(620) 429-3905
Grades: PK-1
| 172 students
1900 Galena Ave.
Galena, KS 66739
(620) 783-4499
Grades: PK-2
| 200 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Cherokee County, KS

Cherokee County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1520 Cleveland
Baxter Springs, KS 66713
(620) 856-3355
Grades: 6-8
| 229 students
720 East 7th St
Galena, KS 66739
(620) 783-4499
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
9155 Sw 30th Street
Columbus, KS 66725
(620) 674-8593
Grades: K-4
| 40 students
400 East Katy St
Scammon, KS 66773
(620) 479-3631
Grades: K-6
| n/a students
280 Ne 90th Street
Galena, KS 66739
(620) 389-2344
Grades: PK-6
| 91 students

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