EMPORIA. Opportunity is TAUGHT HERE.

Education is an important component of our community. Emporia offers several learning options, with Emporia State University, Flint Hills Technical College as well as public and private K-12.

USD 253

  • Includes an early childhood development center, six elementary schools, one middle school and one high school
  • Foster a learning environment that demonstrates a balance of cognitive and social-emotional development
  • Commit to meaningful communication between the district and stakeholders to foster trusting relationships and build a collaborative culture
  • Attract, retain, and develop high quality staff members who support our educational community
  • Provide appropriate infrastructure that meets the ongoing needs of the educational community

Emporia Christian School

  • Includes preschool, elementary and middle school education
  • Emporia Christian School is a place where students receive a Christian education focused upon strong academics
  • Provide students with the tools they will need to be leaders both now and in the future, and to commit them to God
  • Help our students to develop a close personal walk and relationship with Jesus Christ

Sacred Heart Catholic School

  • Includes kindergarten to fifth-grade education
  • Sacred Heart Catholic School has been committed to promoting faith and excellence for elementary school students in the Emporia area for over 125 years
  • Small class sizes allow teachers to truly get to know each student to provide the necessary support for success
  • Every classroom teacher is licensed by the Kansas State Department of Education
  • Scholarships and financial aid are available to all families who qualify

North Lyon County

  • Includes one elementary school and one high school
  • Provides educational services to households within the county
  • North Lyon County USD 251 is overseen by a local Board of Education, elected by voters within the district

Southern Lyon County

  • Includes two elementary schools and two high schools
  • Olpe Elementary School and Olpe High School
  • Neosho Rapids Elementary School
  • Hartford High School

Additional Information About Emporia Schools

  • New state of the art Early Childhood Development Center for the youngest learners within our community
  • Award-winning debate and forensics programs
  • Award-winning music and theatre programs
  • 5A competition for athletic programs, numerous electives and extracurricular opportunities at the secondary level, including the unique distinction of being one of five schools in the nation to offer glassblowing
  • $78 million dollar bond measure passed in November of 2019 resulted in each school building with students receiving upgrades and additional space
  • Emporia Middle School students have the opportunity to explore multiple career pathways which align with the Kansas Career and Technology Education requirements at Emporia High School
  • 15 career pathways and 12 career clusters offered at Emporia High School
  • Minimum $15 per hour starting hourly wage for classified positions
  • Approximately 4,300 students and 950 staff within Emporia