About USD 261

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The Haysville School System is the 18th largest Kansas School district and combines the personalized spirit of a small town with a top-notch staff, curriculum and facilities normally associated with larger communities. With care and individual attention, we focus on putting each student on the road to a lifetime of learning.

Encompassing 36 square miles of south-central Sedgwick County, the Haysville School District (USD 261) draws students from a wide range of urban and rural backgrounds to create a rich, well-blended student body. Our curriculum, designed to meet each student's educational needs, emphasizes the core academic areas of reading, math, science, and social studies, while incorporating all State of Kansas standards for education and reflecting national curriculum reform efforts. Our schools offer a safe learning environment with excellent teachers and staff focused on the success of their students. To meet the unique needs of each learner, the academic progress of students is monitored for early intervention.


Dr. John Burke, Superintendent

Dr. John Burke, Superintendent

District Facts

2017-18 Enrollment: 5669 Students

Attendance Centers

6 Elementary Schools (Grades Pre-K - 5)

2 Middle Schools (Grades 6 - 8)

1 High School (Grades 9 - 12)

3 Specialty Facilities


International Baccalaureate Program

International Baccalaureate Program

Campus High School offers the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma program. Any student from throughout the surrounding area is eligible to apply to enroll in the school and participate in the program. International Baccalaureate schools offer an integrated approach to college preparation that includes not only challenging coursework, but also develops a global perspective and awareness that will be critical to the success of students as they prepare for the changing and emerging careers of this century. Learn more...


District News & Highlights

USD 261 - Progress as Promised!

Voters Passed a $59 million Bond Election in June 0f 2015. Projects are underway across the district to make renovations and improvements, including but not limited to infrastructure upgrades, secure entries, and storm shelters to the District’s facilities. The cost of the projects will be payable from proceeds of the bonds in an amount not to exceed $59,000,000. Current state finance formula allows additional state aid to pay 65% of the project and interest cost on a voted bond issue. This additional state aid will allow the district to keep its local property tax mill rate flat. The district's new Transportation Center which will be located just south of Freeman Elementary School on Meridian is almost complete and scheduled to open in July 2016. Visit the Bond Construction page for updates....

Capturing Kids' Hearts National Showcase Schools

The Flippen Group presented four schools within USD 261 with the Capturing Kids' Hearts National Showcase Schools TM Award for the 2016-17 school year. Congratulations to Haysville West Middle School, Freeman Elementary, Nelson Elementary and Ruth Clark Elementary!

Capturing Kids' Hearts and the Flippen Group provides processes for teachers and staff to connect students with their peers and adults on campus, and to create classrooms where students are excited to enter and learn every day, creating a positive and productive learning environment.

Capturing Kids' Hearts

USD 261 Saving Energy Costs - $5.8 million to date

Energy SavingsUSD 261 is serious about saving energy costs! Over the past 14 years, the district has made changes that have resulted in a 39.3% savings, to the tune of $5.8 million dollars. These savings are largely due to the diligence of our staff members who are making sure items such as computers, printers, lights, etc. are being turned off when not in use, regulating thermostats, and reporting items that are malfunctioning or wasting energy. The savings from our reduction in energy is part of the reason we are able to continue on during the budget crisis.

Haysville Middle School Competes in Math Relay

Rosehill consisted of two tests with each test 45 minutes in length. The first test covered math computation and the second test covered problem solving. Students were able to use calculators on the problem solving test. Each test contained at least 80 problems of varying difficulty. Haysville Middle School was named 2016 - 17 Seventh Grade Pioneer League Math Champions!

HMS Students compete in Math Contest

Participants pictured: Front row: Haley Nelson, Adela Gonzalez and Andrew Howard. Back row: Alecia Smith (Sponsor), Austin Kastler, Gage Campbell, Jaden Combs and Marilyn Shaw (Sponsor). Team member not present for photo was Jeremiah Whitson, who won Third Place in Computation Individual Test. Andrew Howard won First Place in the Computation Individual Test and Second Place Overall.