Top 10 Best Cherokee County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 16 public schools serving 3,491 students in Cherokee County, KS.
The top ranked public schools in Cherokee County, KS are Southeast Elementary School, Central Elementary School and Galena Middle 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 28% (versus the Kansas public school average of 30%), and reading proficiency score of 32% (versus the 33% statewide average). Schools in Cherokee County have an average ranking of 6/10, which is in the top 50% of Kansas public schools.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which is less than the Kansas public school average of 37% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Cherokee County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Southeast Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
303 S Humbert
Weir, KS 66781
(620) 396-8211
Grades: PK-4
| 167 students
Rank: #22.
Central Elementary School
(Math: 49% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1501 Park Ave
Baxter Springs, KS 66713
(620) 856-3311
Grades: 3-6
| 212 students
Rank: #33.
Galena Middle School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
624 East 8th Street
Galena, KS 66739
(620) 783-4499
Grades: 6-8
| 189 students
Rank: #44.
Highland Elementary School
(Math: 40-49% | Reading: 20-29%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
319 N High School St
Columbus, KS 66725
(620) 429-3032
Grades: 2-3
| 120 students
Rank: #55.
Riverton Elementary School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
7166 Se 70th
Riverton, KS 66770
(620) 848-4078
Grades: PK-5
| 309 students
Rank: #66.
Liberty Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
624 E. 8th Street
Galena, KS 66739
(620) 783-4499
Grades: 3-5
| 175 students
Rank: #77.
Central Elementary School
(Math: 25% | Reading: 29%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
810 S High School Avenue
Columbus, KS 66725
(620) 429-3943
Grades: 4-8
| 353 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Baxter Springs High School
(Math: 17% | Reading: 27%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
100 N Military
Baxter Springs, KS 66713
(620) 856-3366
Grades: 7-12
| 396 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Riverton Middle School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
7144 Se 70th
Riverton, KS 66770
(620) 848-3355
Grades: 6-8
| 153 students
Rank: #1010.
Riverton High School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
7120 Se 70th
Riverton, KS 66770
(620) 848-3388
Grades: 9-12
| 216 students
Rank: #1111.
Columbus High School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
124 S High School Avenue
Columbus, KS 66725
(620) 429-3821
Grades: 9-12
| 267 students
Rank: #1212.
Galena High School
(Math: 11-19% | Reading: 11-19%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
602 East 8th Street
Galena, KS 66739
(620) 783-4499
Grades: 9-12
| 257 students
Rank: n/an/a
801 Lincoln
Baxter Springs, KS 66713
(620) 856-3322
Grades: PK-2
| 224 students
Rank: n/an/a
724 E Garfield Street
Columbus, KS 66725
(620) 429-3905
Grades: PK-1
| 184 students
Rank: n/an/a
1900 Galena Ave.
Galena, KS 66739
(620) 783-4499
Grades: PK-2
| 219 students
Rank: n/an/a
Usd 508 Eacademy
100 N. Miliary
Baxter Springs, KS 66713
(620) 856-3366
Grades: 6-12
| 50 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
Box 90
West Mineral, KS 66782
(620) 827-6237
Grades: 1-3
| 7 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Cherokee County, KS?
The top ranked public schools in Cherokee County, KS include Southeast Elementary School, Central Elementary School and Galena Middle School.
How many public schools are located in Cherokee County, KS?
16 public schools are located in Cherokee County, KS.
What is the racial composition of students in Cherokee County, KS?
Cherokee County, KS public schools minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which is less than the Kansas public schools average of 37% (majority Hispanic).

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