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.


Jeff Hersh, Superintendent

Jeff Hersh, Superintendent

District Facts

2022-2023 Enrollment: 5640 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



District Schools

District Highlights


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...


Capturing Kids' Hearts National Showcase District

Capturing Kids' Hearts National Showcase Schools

Capturing Kids’ Hearts (CKH) was first introduced to staff in Haysville USD 261 in 2012. Since then, district administrators have committed to investing in teacher training and growing a culture that is built on relationship building. As a result, students are greeted daily at each class and are encouraged to share good things happening in their lives. Knowing students on a personal level builds trust which can lead to better attendance, academic progress and a safer school environment.

Four years ago, CKH began recognizing and celebrating districts that go the extra mile by naming them a Capturing Kids' Hearts National Showcase District. Haysville USD 261 was the first school in the nation to receive this award and is the only district to win this award more than once. To be eligible for this honor, every school in the district must be nominated and later selected as a showcase school.


National Blue Ribbon Schools

National Blue Ribbon School

Haysville USD 261 is home to three National Blue Ribbon Schools; Campus High School (2013), Oatville Elementary (2014), and Ruth Clark Elementary (2017).

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes and honors schools based on their overall academic excellence or that made significant progress in closing the achievement gap among student subgroups. The program also recognizes schools whose students achieve in the top 15 percent.

The coveted National Blue Ribbon School award affirms the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content. The Blue Ribbon award is considered the highest honor an American school can achieve.




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