Top 10 Best Montgomery County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 15 public schools serving 5,164 students in Montgomery County, KS (there are 5 private schools, serving 470 private students). 92% of all K-12 students in Montgomery County, KS are educated in public schools (compared to the KS state average of 92%).
The top ranked public schools in Montgomery County, KS are Lincoln Memorial Elementary School, Jefferson School and Lincoln Central Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Montgomery County, KS public schools have an average math proficiency score of 27% (versus the Kansas public school average of 30%), and reading proficiency score of 32% (versus the 33% statewide average). Schools in Montgomery County have an average ranking of 5/10, 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 Montgomery County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Lincoln Memorial Elementary School
(Math: 63% | Reading: 59%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
201 E First
Caney, KS 67333
(620) 879-9240
Grades: PK-6
| 443 students
Rank: #22.
Jefferson School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 38%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2101 N. 13th St.
Independence, KS 67301
(620) 332-1875
Grades: 3-5
| 380 students
Rank: #33.
Lincoln Central Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
401 E Main
Cherryvale, KS 67335
(620) 336-8140
Grades: PK-6
| 310 students
Rank: #44.
Independence Sr High School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1301 N. 10th St.
Independence, KS 67301
(620) 332-1815
Grades: 9-12
| 555 students
Rank: #55.
Caney Valley High School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
601 E. Bullpup Blvd
Caney, KS 67333
(620) 879-9220
Grades: 7-12
| 344 students
Rank: #66.
Independence Middle School
(Math: 23% | Reading: 27%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
300 W. Locust St.
Independence, KS 67301
(620) 332-1836
Grades: 6-8
| 475 students
Rank: #77.
Thayer Schools
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
300 W. Wilson
Cherryvale, KS 67335
(620) 522-2109
Grades: PK-8
| 128 students
Rank: #88.
Community Elementary School
(Math: 20% | Reading: 29%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
102 S. Cline
Coffeyville, KS 67337
(620) 252-6430
Grades: PK-6
| 1,050 students
Rank: #99.
Field Kindley High School
Magnet School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1110 W 8th
Coffeyville, KS 67337
(620) 252-6410
Grades: 9-12
| 505 students
Rank: #1010.
Roosevelt Middle School
Magnet School
(Math: 14% | Reading: 18%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1000 W 8th
Coffeyville, KS 67337
(620) 252-6420
Grades: 7-8
| 242 students
Rank: #1111.
Cherryvale Sr / Middle School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
700 S Carson
Cherryvale, KS 67335
(620) 336-8100
Grades: 7-12
| 296 students
Rank: n/an/a
Bridges Academy
2615 W Main
Independence, KS 67301
(620) 926-0612
Grades: 7-12
| 29 students
Rank: n/an/a
Caney Valley Charter Academy
Charter School
601 E. Bullpups Blvd
Caney, KS 67333
(620) 879-9232
Grades: 9-12
| 4 students
Rank: n/an/a
1110 West 8th St.
Coffeyville, KS 67337
(620) 252-6410
Grades: 6-12
| 23 students
Rank: n/an/a
501 Spruce St.
Independence, KS 67301
(620) 332-1854
Grades: PK-2
| 380 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Montgomery County, KS

Montgomery County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
2108 W 4th
Coffeyville, KS 67337
(620) 252-6870
Grades: K-6
| 325 students
701 W 4th St
Coffeyville, KS 67337
(620) 252-6850
Grades: K-6
| 371 students
701 West Laurel
Independence, KS 67301
(620) 332-1847
Grades: 3-4
| 291 students
300 East Myrtle
Independence, KS 67301
(620) 332-1875
Grades: 1-8
| 235 students
200 Walnut
Coffeyville, KS 67337
(620) 252-6880
Grades: K-6
| 240 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Montgomery County, KS?
The top ranked public schools in Montgomery County, KS include Lincoln Memorial Elementary School, Jefferson School and Lincoln Central Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Montgomery County, KS?
15 public schools are located in Montgomery County, KS.
What percentage of students in Montgomery County, KS go to public school?
92% of all K-12 students in Montgomery County, KS are educated in public schools (compared to the KS state average of 92%).
What is the racial composition of students in Montgomery County, KS?
Montgomery 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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