Top 10 Best Douglas County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 29 public schools serving 14,444 students in Douglas County, KS (there are 8 private schools, serving 1,282 private students). 92% of all K-12 students in Douglas County, KS are educated in public schools (compared to the KS state average of 92%).
The top ranked public schools in Douglas County, KS are Langston Hughes Elementary School, Quail Run Elementary School and Sunflower Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Douglas County, KS public schools have an average math proficiency score of 33% (versus the Kansas public school average of 30%), and reading proficiency score of 38% (versus the 33% statewide average). Schools in Douglas County have an average ranking of 9/10, which is in the top 20% of Kansas public schools.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Kansas public school average of 37% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Douglas County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Langston Hughes Elementary School
(Math: 67% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1101 George Williams Way
Lawrence, KS 66049
(785) 832-5890
Grades: K-5
| 439 students
Rank: #22.
Quail Run Elementary School
(Math: 60% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1130 Inverness Drive
Lawrence, KS 66049
(785) 832-5820
Grades: K-5
| 398 students
Rank: #33.
Sunflower Elementary School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2521 Inverness Drive
Lawrence, KS 66047
(785) 832-5870
Grades: K-5
| 458 students
Rank: #44.
Deerfield Elementary School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
101 Lawrence Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66049
(785) 832-5660
Grades: K-5
| 467 students
Rank: #55.
Baldwin Elementary Intermediate Center
(Math: 38% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
100 Bullpup Drive
Baldwin City, KS 66006
(785) 594-2446
Grades: 3-5
| 276 students
Rank: #66.
Lecompton Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
626 Whitfield St
Lecompton, KS 66050
(785) 887-6343
Grades: PK-4
| 291 students
Rank: #77.
Eudora Elementary School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 44%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
801 E. 10th
Eudora, KS 66025
(785) 542-4940
Grades: PK-5
| 750 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Lawrence Virtual School
Charter School
(Math: 33% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1104 E 1000 Road
Lawrence, KS 66047
(785) 832-5620
Grades: K-12
| 936 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Sunset Hill Elementary School
(Math: 33% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
901 Schwarz Rd
Lawrence, KS 66049
(785) 832-5880
Grades: K-5
| 377 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Broken Arrow Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2704 Louisiana St
Lawrence, KS 66046
(785) 832-5600
Grades: K-5
| 259 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Hillcrest Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1045 Hilltop Dr
Lawrence, KS 66044
(785) 832-5720
Grades: K-5
| 338 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Cordley Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1837 Vermont St
Lawrence, KS 66044
(785) 832-5640
Grades: K-5
| 279 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
New York Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
936 New York Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
(785) 832-5780
Grades: PK-5
| 376 students
Rank: #1414.
Baldwin Junior High School
(Math: 37% | Reading: 35%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
400 Eisenhower
Baldwin City, KS 66006
(785) 594-2448
Grades: 6-8
| 324 students
Rank: #1515.
Lawrence Southwest Middle School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 34%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2511 Inverness Drive
Lawrence, KS 66047
(785) 832-5550
Grades: 6-8
| 621 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Pinckney Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
810 W 6 Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
(785) 832-5800
Grades: K-5
| 197 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Woodlawn Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
508 Elm St
Lawrence, KS 66044
(785) 832-5920
Grades: K-5
| 206 students
Rank: #1818.
Lawrence Free State High School
(Math: 31% | Reading: 37%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4700 Overland Drive
Lawrence, KS 66049
(785) 832-6050
Grades: 9-12
| 1,832 students
Rank: #1919.
Eudora Middle School
(Math: 34% | Reading: 32%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2635 Church
Eudora, KS 66025
(785) 542-4960
Grades: 6-8
| 411 students
Rank: #2020.
Prairie Park Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2711 Kensington Road
Lawrence, KS 66046
(785) 832-5740
Grades: K-5
| 380 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Eudora High School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2203 Church
Eudora, KS 66025
(785) 542-4980
Grades: 9-12
| 535 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Schwegler Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2201 Ousdahl Rd
Lawrence, KS 66046
(785) 832-5860
Grades: K-5
| 295 students
Rank: #2323.
Lawrence West Middle School
(Math: 23% | Reading: 31%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2700 Harvard Road
Lawrence, KS 66049
(785) 832-5500
Grades: 6-8
| 610 students
Rank: #2424.
Baldwin High School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
415 Eisenhower
Baldwin City, KS 66006
(785) 594-2725
Grades: 9-12
| 399 students
Rank: #2525.
Lawrence High School
(Math: 21% | Reading: 25%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1901 Louisiana St
Lawrence, KS 66046
(785) 832-5050
Grades: 9-12
| 1,584 students
Rank: #2626.
Billy Mills Middle School
(Math: 15% | Reading: 27%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2734 Louisiana St
Lawrence, KS 66046
(785) 832-5450
Grades: 6-8
| 546 students
Rank: #2727.
Lawrence Liberty Memorial Central Mid School
(Math: 14% | Reading: 25%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1400 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044
(785) 832-5400
Grades: 6-8
| 486 students
Rank: n/an/a
500 Lawrence Street
Baldwin City, KS 66006
(785) 594-2444
Grades: PK-2
| 354 students
Rank: n/an/a
2203 Church St
Eudora, KS 66025
(785) 542-4989
Grades: 6-12
| 20 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Douglas County, KS

Douglas County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
700 Chapel
Baldwin City, KS 66006
(785) 594-2444
Grades: K-2
| n/a students
1430 Haskell Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66044
(785) 832-5680
Grades: K-6
| 183 students
1310 Winchester Rd
Eudora, KS 66025
(785) 542-4920
Grades: Inquire with school
| n/a students
1310 Winchester Road
Eudora, KS 66025
(785) 542-4940
Grades: 3-5
| 302 students
1605 Davis Rd
Lawrence, KS 66046
(785) 832-5760
Grades: PK-5
| 350 students
1104 E 1000 Road
Lawrence, KS 66047
(785) 832-5620
Grades: 9-12
| 320 students
316 East 900 Rd
Baldwin City, KS 66006
(785) 594-3081
Grades: 1-5
| 67 students
1428 Elm Street
Eudora, KS 66025
(785) 542-4920
Grades: PK-2
| 390 students
601 North Iowa St
Lawrence, KS 66044
(785) 832-5840
Grades: K-6
| 110 students
702 East 1747 Rd
Baldwin City, KS 66006
(785) 594-3912
Grades: 1-5
| 69 students
1104 East 1000 Rd
Lawrence, KS 66047
(785) 832-5900
Grades: K-6
| 194 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Douglas County, KS?
The top ranked public schools in Douglas County, KS include Langston Hughes Elementary School, Quail Run Elementary School and Sunflower Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Douglas County, KS?
29 public schools are located in Douglas County, KS.
What percentage of students in Douglas County, KS go to public school?
92% of all K-12 students in Douglas County, KS are educated in public schools (compared to the KS state average of 92%).
What is the racial composition of students in Douglas County, KS?
Douglas County, KS public schools minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Kansas public schools average of 37% (majority Hispanic).

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