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Wichita Metro Educational Profile

Public School Districts By County


As the state's largest county, locals are proud to call Butler County The Golden Land of Opportunity for its solid economic base, six industrial business parks and plentiful water supplies. Petroleum production and refining are the top contributors to the region's economy, along with several manufacturing plants. Butler is also home to the Prairie Rose Chuckwagon Supper, the largest authentic chuckwagon supper in the Midwest.

District Enrollment Graduates
Andover 3,796 201
Augusta 2,217 137
Bluestem 745 57
Circle 1,555 96
Douglass 868 68
El Dorado 2,248 121
Flinthills 330 25
Remington - Whitewater 539 29
Rose Hill 1,799 120
Total 14,097 854

Reporting enrollment, 2004-05. Reporting graduates, 2003-04


Small towns in the midst of a larger metropolitan area, such as Newton in Harvey County, have provided the perfect fit for several national employers looking to expand. The Newton City/County Airport, rail access, highway access to routes in all four directions and local incentives give Harvey County a competitive edge. This is highly apparent, as over the past five years, Harvey County has averaged more than $15 million in new capital investment and 201 new jobs per year.

District Enrollment Graduates
Burton 266 23
Halstead 715 58
Hesston 791 71
Newton 3,756 228
Sedgwick 542 29
Total 6,070 408

Reporting enrollment, 2004-05. Reporting graduates, 2003-04


Companies in Sedgwick County are responsible for more than 60 percent of the world's general aviation aircraft, but Wichita's diverse exports reach well beyond airplanes. Manufacturers here produce everything from motorcycles to computer storage devices, earning Sedgwick County companies the Kansas Exporter of the Year Award for the past two years. Residents boast an excellent quality of life here, which was recognized by Forbes magazine when Wichita was named the cheapest place in the country to get a great house in an upscale neighborhood along with things like luxury cars and private schools.

District Enrollment Graduates
Cheney 796 62
Clearwater 1,306 85
Derby 6,680 448
Goddard 4,259 278
Haysville 4,662 251
Maize 5,938 345
Mulvane 1,949 145
Renwick 1,999 140
Valley Center 2,475 165
Wichita 48,627 2,241
Total 78,691 4,160

Reporting enrollment, 2004-05. Reporting graduates, 2003-04


Known as the Wheat Capital of the World, an aviation business cluster is also highly prominent in Sumner county, along with several major manufacturing and service industries. Residents enjoy recreation, history and beauty, which may be why The Progressive Farmer named Sumner County among the Best Places to Live in Rural America in 2005. Cowley College is stationed here, providing top notch educations and customized workforce training.

District Enrollment Graduates
 Argonia 223  13 
 Belle Plaine 806  53 
 Caldwell 314  20 
 Conway Springs 701  48 
 Oxford 424  26 
 South Haven 231  16 
 Wellington 1,741  128 
 Total  4,440  304

 Reporting enrollment, 2004-05. Reporting graduates, 2003-04


Grand Total 4,440 304

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Section Highlights:

The Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition (GWEDC): 

  • Specializes in one-stop project assistance to businesses interested in expanding and locating in the area.
  • Is a public-private partnership that works with companies to maximize the advantages of being in the Wichita area
  • Provides project management that mobilizes all available resources including site information, growth and expansion incentives and other resources as required.
  • Markets the region to targeted industry sectors throughout the world with a focus on the region’s manufacturing excellence, skilled workforce, supplier network, research capacity, skilled training opportunities and operational affordability.


Tim Chase
Sr VP Economic Dev & GWEDC President
Aeroflex Wichita, Inc. Airbus North America Engineering, Inc. Ambassador Hotel Wichita Apex Engineering International, LLC Armstrong Chamberlin AT&T Berry Companies, Inc. BKD, LLPBuilding Trades Council of Central & Western Kansas Butler Community College Capital Enterprises, Inc. Carlos O’Kelly’sCase New HollandCHOOSE Networks, Inc. Clear Channel Media + EntertainmentConco ConstructionCornejo & Sons Coventry Health Care, An Aetna CompanyCox Machine, Inc. Davis-Moore Automotive, Inc. Delta Dental of Kansas, Inc. Dillon Food Stores Dondlinger & Sons Construction Company Inc.Eby Construction Co. Envision, Inc. Friends University GLMV Architecture, Inc. Go Wichita Convention & Visitors Bureau House of SchwanHigh Touch Technologies Hyatt Regency Wichita IBEW L.U. 271 - Electrical Workers IMA, Inc. Johnson ControlsKAKE-TV Kansas Health Foundation Kennedy and Coe, LLC Key Construction, Inc. Law Company Inc. LawKingdon Architecture LDF CompaniesLegacy BankLubrication Engineers, Inc. Martin Pringle Oliver Wallace & Bauer, L.L.P. Metro Courier, Inc. MKEC Engineering Consultants, Inc. Murfin Drilling Company Inc. NCRI -- National Catastrophe Restoration Inc. Newman University Occidental Management, Inc. Pioneer Balloon Company Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 441 Poet Ethanol Products Range Oil Company, Inc. Ritchie Exploration, Inc. Rusty Eck Ford Security 1st Title LLC Slawson Real Estate Company Star Lumber & Supply Co. Inc.TCK - The Trust Company of Kansas TECT Aerospace UCI United Way of the Plains Value PlaceWescon Controls CompanyWichita Area Assn. of Realtors Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) Wichita Business Journal Wichita Community Foundation Wichita Downtown Development Corporation Wichita State UniversityWichita Surgical Specialists, P.A.Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas, Inc.Yingling Aviation