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Monday, April 16, 2018

Baldwin City Makes Top Schools in Kansas List

Kevin Surbaugh


This past week, backgroundcheck.org announced it's annual list of the top one hundred school districts in Kansas. In a media release, the organizers at BackGroundCheck.org said,

The top five districts are: Waconda, Blue Valley, Spring Hill, De Soto, and Andover.
The following contributed to the ranking: student performance (math and reading test scores), dropout rates, school funding, and area poverty rates. Data was collected from a total of 9,577 school districts.

Graphics courtesy of Backgroundcheck.org
Several districts in the area made the list. Number two, Blue Valley, which was the school mentioned in the television show Mama's Family is located in Stilwell and Overland Park. Spring Hill, which came in number three, is in Johnson and Miami Counties. Other nearby districts that made the list include, Gardner Edgerton, which is just down the road, Silver Lake, which is just north of Topeka, Auburn Washburn which covers parts of southwest Topeka and Olathe all made the list.

Baldwin City ranked number 15 on this years list.  The complete list, by rank, is below. Backgroundcheck.org is a public safety focused organization committed to increasing public safety, community involvement, and education.




Top Districts in Kansas

Rank District City
1 Waconda USD 272 Waconda
2 Blue Valley  USD 229 Stilwell
3 Spring Hill USD 230 Spring Hill
4 Desoto USD 232 Desoto
5 Andover USD 385 Andover
6 Gardner Edgerton USD 231   Gardner
7 Silver Lake USD 372 Silver Lake
8 Goddard USD 265 Goddard
9 Piper Kansas City 203 Kansas City
10 Olathe USD 233 Olathe
11 Valley Falls USD 338 Valley Falls
12 Rock Creek City
13 Auburn Washburn USD 437 Topeka
14 Circle USD 375USD 323 Towanda
15 Baldwin City USD 230 Baldwin City
16 Cheney USD 268 Cheney
17 Maize USD 266 Maize
18 Basehor-Linwood USD 458 Basehor
19 Hays USD 489 Hays
20 Hesston USD  460 Hesston
21 Vermillion USD 380 Vermillion
22 Louisburg USD 416 Louisburg
23 Pike Valley USD 426 Scandia
24 Lyndon USD 421 Lyndon
25 Little River USD 444 Little River
26 Burlingame USD 454 Burlingame
27 Holton USD 336 Holton
28 Hodgeman County Schools
USD 227
Jetmore
29 Durham-Hillsboro-Lehigh
USD 410
Hillsboro
30 Phillipsburg USD 325 Phillipsburg
31 North Ottawa County USD 239 Minneapolis
32 Clearwater USD 264 Clearwater
33 Comanche County USD 300 Coldwater
34 Eureka USD 389 Eureka
35 Renwick USD 267 Andale
36 Valley Center
37 St. Francis Community
38 Smokey Valley
39 Paola Paola
40 Augusta Augusta
41 Cimarron-Ensign
42 Buhler
43 Meade Meade
44 Norton Community Norton
45 Barnes
46 Seaman Topeka
47 Lincoln
48 Lawrence Lawrence
49 Sedgwick Public Schools
50 Dighton
51 Hoxie Community Schools
52 Canton-Galva
53 Wellsville Wellsville
54 Concordia Concordia
55 Manhattan-Ogden Manhattan
56 Nickerson
57 Thunder Ridge
58 Hiawatha Hiawatha
59 Victoria
60 Woodson
61 Oakley
62 Spearville
63 Uniontown
64 Lansing
65 Twin Valley
66 Norhern Valley
67 Frontenac Public Schools
68 Oswego Oswego
69 Mulvane Mulvane
70 Kaw Valley
71 Southern Lyon County
72 Royal Valley
73 Remington-Whitewater
74 Moundridge Moundridge
75 Ellsworth Ellsworth
76 Wamego Wamego
77 Riley County
78 Chapman Chapman
79 Rose Hill
80 Southeast Of Saline
81 North Lyon County
82 Jefferson West
83 Smith Center
84 Republic County
85 Newton
86 Barber County North
60 Clay Center
61 Chase County
62 North Jackson
63 Sylvan Grove
64 Cherokee
65 Minneola
93 Eudora Eudora
94 Mill Creek Valley
95 Inman Inman
96 Girard Girard
97 Humboldt Humbolt
98 Belle Plaine
99 Haven Public Schools
100 Garnett Garnett
























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