Paola School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 4 public schools serving 1,725 students in Paola School District. This district's average testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in Kansas.
Public Schools in Paola School District have an average math proficiency score of 35% (versus the Kansas public school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 36% (versus the 37% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Paola School District are Sunflower Elementary School, Paola Middle School and Paola High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Paola School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Kansas.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Kansas public school average of 37% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Paola School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Kansas for:

Category
Attribute
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 10%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Paola School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (KS)
# Schools
4 Schools
1,311 Schools
# Students
1,725 Students
476,419 Students
# Teachers
132 Teachers
34,093 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

District Rank

Paola School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 286 school districts in Kansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 90-94% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (KS)
Overall District Rank
#120 out of 286 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Paola  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
33%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Paola  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of KS by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
37%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Paola  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of KS by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
90-94%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Paola  School District and public school graduation rate of KS by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.21
0.56
# American Indian Students
12 Students
3,691 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# Asian Students
4 Students
13,470 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
3%
# Hispanic Students
79 Students
98,122 Students
% Hispanic Students
5%
20%
# Black Students
25 Students
32,276 Students
% Black Students
1%
7%
# White Students
1,536 Students
300,604 Students
% White Students
89%
63%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
1,026 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
68 Students
27,230 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
6%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
37
16,833
# Students in K Grade:
102
32,393
# Students in 1st Grade:
125
33,518
# Students in 2nd Grade:
107
33,692
# Students in 3rd Grade:
126
34,397
# Students in 4th Grade:
125
34,535
# Students in 5th Grade:
115
35,601
# Students in 6th Grade:
136
36,208
# Students in 7th Grade:
139
37,254
# Students in 8th Grade:
123
37,333
# Students in 9th Grade:
152
37,258
# Students in 10th Grade:
133
36,210
# Students in 11th Grade:
157
35,159
# Students in 12th Grade:
148
34,362
# Ungraded Students:
-
1,666

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $24,722 is higher than the state median of $16,276. The school district revenue/student has grown by 15% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $22,833 is higher than the state median of $15,145. The school district spending/student has grown by 15% over four school years.
This School District
This State (KS)
Total Revenue
$43 MM
$8 MM
This chart display total revenue of Paola  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in KS by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending
$39 MM
$8 MM
This chart display total spending of Paola  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in KS by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$24,722
$16,276
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Paola  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in KS by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$22,833
$15,145
This chart display average spending per public school student in Paola  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in KS by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Paola School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Sunflower Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1401 E 303rd St
Paola, KS 66071
(913) 294-8040
Grades: 3-5
| 366 students
Rank: #22.
Paola Middle School
Math: 25% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
405 Hospital Drive
Paola, KS 66071
(913) 294-8030
Grades: 6-8
| 398 students
Rank: #33.
Paola High School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
401 N Angela
Paola, KS 66071
(913) 294-8010
Grades: 9-12
| 590 students
709 N. Hedge Lane
Paola, KS 66071
(913) 294-8050
Grades: PK-2
| 371 students

Recent Articles

School Safety: Shootings
School Safety: Shootings
Teachers and parents must be prepared for anything that impacts the safety of our young people.
What are the Top High Schools in Boston?
What are the Top High Schools in Boston?
We review recent rankings from Boston Magazine that shows the top-rated high schools in this extensive school district.
An Overview of the Funding of Public Schools
An Overview of the Funding of Public Schools
Learn about how public schools are funded today and how the federal and local monies are allocated.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Paola
  • 1115 E 303rd Street, Paola, KS, 66071
  • (913) 294-8000
  • usd368.org
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 1,725 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 11%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Top 10% in KS)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 36% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.21

Quick Links