Top 10 Best Cowley County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 21 public schools serving 5,802 students in Cowley County, KS (there are 4 private schools, serving 288 private students). 95% of all K-12 students in Cowley County, KS are educated in public schools (compared to the KS state average of 92%).
The top ranked public schools in Cowley County, KS are Dexter Elementary School, Udall Elementary School and Central Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Cowley County, KS public schools have an average math proficiency score of 20% (versus the Kansas public school average of 30%), and reading proficiency score of 23% (versus the 33% statewide average). Schools in Cowley County have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Kansas public schools.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Kansas public school average of 37% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Cowley County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Dexter Elementary School
(Math: 40-49% | Reading: 40-49%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
311 N. Main
Dexter, KS 67038
(620) 876-5415
Grades: PK-5
| 136 students
Rank: #22.
Udall Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
308 W. 3rd St.
Udall, KS 67146
(620) 782-3632
Grades: PK-5
| 157 students
Rank: #33.
Central Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1045 N. Oak
Burden, KS 67019
(620) 438-3195
Grades: PK-6
| 163 students
Rank: #44.
Dexter High School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
311 N. Main
Dexter, KS 67038
(620) 876-5415
Grades: 6-12
| 147 students
Rank: #55.
Whittier Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1400 Mound
Winfield, KS 67156
(620) 221-5150
Grades: K-5
| 255 students
Rank: #66.
Lowell Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1404 Millington
Winfield, KS 67156
(620) 221-5136
Grades: K-5
| 254 students
Rank: #77.
Jefferson Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
131 Osage Ave
Arkansas City, KS 67005
(620) 441-2060
Grades: PK-5
| 252 students
Rank: #88.
Roosevelt Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
300 North B
Arkansas City, KS 67005
(620) 441-2070
Grades: PK-5
| 211 students
Rank: #99.
Udall Middle School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
301 W. 4th St.
Udall, KS 67146
(620) 782-3623
Grades: 6-8
| 84 students
Rank: #1010.
C 4 Elementary School
(Math: 20-29% | Reading: 20-29%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
11945 292nd Road
Arkansas City, KS 67005
(620) 441-2045
Grades: PK-5
| 104 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Central Jr-sr High School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
700 Main
Burden, KS 67019
(620) 438-2215
Grades: 7-12
| 144 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Winfield High School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
300 Viking Blvd
Winfield, KS 67156
(620) 221-5160
Grades: 9-12
| 660 students
Rank: #1313.
I X L Elementary School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
6758 322nd Road
Arkansas City, KS 67005
(620) 441-2055
Grades: PK-5
| 187 students
Rank: #1414.
Country View Elementary School
(Math: 20-29% | Reading: 11-19%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
16300 151st Road
Winfield, KS 67156
(620) 221-5155
Grades: PK-5
| 143 students
Rank: #1515.
Udall High School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
301 W. 4th St.
Udall, KS 67146
(620) 782-3623
Grades: 9-12
| 102 students
Rank: #1616.
Winfield Middle School
(Math: 16% | Reading: 22%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
130 Viking Blvd.
Winfield, KS 67156
(620) 221-5130
Grades: 6-8
| 498 students
Rank: #1717.
Irving Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
311 Harter
Winfield, KS 67156
(620) 221-5140
Grades: K-5
| 276 students
Rank: #1818.
Adams Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1201 N 10th
Arkansas City, KS 67005
(620) 441-2040
Grades: PK-5
| 297 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Arkansas City High School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1200 W Radio Lane
Arkansas City, KS 67005
(620) 441-2010
Grades: 9-12
| 816 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Frances Willard Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
201 N 4th
Arkansas City, KS 67005
(620) 441-2050
Grades: PK-5
| 243 students
Rank: #2121.
Arkansas City Middle School
(Math: 12% | Reading: 15%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
400 E Kansas Ave
Arkansas City, KS 67005
(620) 441-2030
Grades: 6-8
| 673 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Cowley County, KS

Cowley County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
302 East 4th Street
Winfield, KS 67156
(620) 221-9003
Grades: 9-12
| 19 students
16921 51st Road
Winfield, KS 67156
(620) 221-5149
Grades: K-5
| 52 students
900 E 12th
Winfield, KS 67156
(620) 221-5170
Grades: PK-4
| 178 students
400 East 9th
Winfield, KS 67156
(620) 221-5170
Grades: PK-4
| 175 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Cowley County, KS?
The top ranked public schools in Cowley County, KS include Dexter Elementary School, Udall Elementary School and Central Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Cowley County, KS?
21 public schools are located in Cowley County, KS.
What percentage of students in Cowley County, KS go to public school?
95% of all K-12 students in Cowley County, KS are educated in public schools (compared to the KS state average of 92%).
What is the racial composition of students in Cowley County, KS?
Cowley County, KS public schools minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Kansas public schools average of 37% (majority Hispanic).

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