Top 10 Best Rice County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 11 public schools serving 1,533 students in Rice County, KS.
The top ranked public schools in Rice County, KS are Sterling Grade School, Chase High School and Little River High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Rice County, KS public schools have an average math proficiency score of 36% (versus the Kansas public school average of 30%), and reading proficiency score of 34% (versus the 33% statewide average). Schools in Rice County have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of Kansas public schools.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Kansas public school average of 37% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Rice County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Sterling Grade School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
218 S 5th
Sterling, KS 67579
(620) 278-3112
Grades: PK-6
| 271 students
Rank: #22.
Chase High School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
313 East Avenue C
Chase, KS 67524
(620) 938-2923
Grades: 9-12
| 41 students
Rank: #33.
Little River High School
(Math: 40-59% | Reading: 40-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
430 Waverly
Little River, KS 67457
(620) 897-6201
Grades: 9-12
| 94 students
Rank: #44.
Little River Junior High School
(Math: 30-39% | Reading: 30-39%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
430 Waverly
Little River, KS 67457
(620) 897-6201
Grades: 7-8
| 43 students
Rank: #55.
Lyons Central Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
501 W. Lincoln
Lyons, KS 67554
(620) 257-5612
Grades: 3-5
| 179 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Lyons Middle School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
501 E American Road
Lyons, KS 67554
(620) 257-3961
Grades: 6-8
| 157 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Sterling Junior High/senior High School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
308 E Washington
Sterling, KS 67579
(620) 278-2171
Grades: 7-12
| 216 students
Rank: #88.
Chase Elementary School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
312 Ash
Chase, KS 67524
(620) 938-2996
Grades: PK-5
| 72 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Lyons High School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
601 E. American Road
Lyons, KS 67554
(620) 257-5114
Grades: 9-12
| 235 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Raymond Jr High School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
313 East Avenue C
Chase, KS 67524
(620) 938-2923
Grades: 6-8
| 35 students
Rank: n/an/a
121 S. Workman
Lyons, KS 67554
(620) 257-5624
Grades: PK-2
| 190 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Rice County, KS

Rice County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
430 Waverly
Little River, KS 67457
(620) 897-7240
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
500 S. Main St.
Bushton, KS 67427
(620) 562-3596
Grades: 5-8
| 92 students
430 Waverly
Little River, KS 67457
(620) 897-6201
Grades: 6-12
| 2 students
500 South Main St
Bushton, KS 67427
(620) 562-3596
Grades: 9-12
| 61 students
125 West Cooper
Sterling, KS 67579
(620) 278-4215
Grades: K-6
| 28 students
412 North 5th St
Sterling, KS 67579
(620) 278-3646
Grades: 7-8
| 83 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Rice County, KS?
The top ranked public schools in Rice County, KS include Sterling Grade School, Chase High School and Little River High School.
How many public schools are located in Rice County, KS?
11 public schools are located in Rice County, KS.
What is the racial composition of students in Rice County, KS?
Rice County, KS public schools minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Kansas public schools average of 37% (majority Hispanic).

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