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About Emporia Public Schools

Building on Emporia's diverse and ever-changing population and its long-term commitment to educational excellence, the Emporia Public Schools will challenge each student to reach his/her highest academic potential through a relevant curriculum in a safe and effective learning environment.



We build futures by preparing today's students for tomorrow's opportunities.

Core Principles

We will strive for excellence and success for all stakeholders,

We will lead by example through serving others,

We are committed to unity in relationships, vision and implementation.

We will lead with integrity.


Emporia Public Schools will build a culture that guarantees success for all.

District Goals

  1. Maintain a plan that consistently moves every student to read on or above grade level by end of third grade, and monitor and support a plan of action that will maintain or improve that level of excellence at subsequent grade levels while effectively supporting students not reading at grade level.
  2. Improve and assure an effective culture for learning with all students, parents, staff, and community members.
  3. Rank consistently in the top quartile of Kansas and national school districts within the next five years for students prepared to be college and career ready.
  4. Maintain a technology infrastructure and protocols to facilitate the classroom integration of electronic tools for students and staff.
  5. Maintain and enhance strategic planning to effectively use fiscal, human, and community resources.

District Fact Sheet

District Fact Sheet

  • 4,600 students
  • 1,000 employees (includes full-time, part-time and temporary employees and substitutes)
  • $66 million budget
  • 53.597-mill tax rate
  • $20.6 million in bonded indebtedness
  • An early childhood center for 3 and 4 year olds
  • Six neighborhood K-5 elementary schools with full-day kindergarten
  • A middle school for grades 6-8
  • A high school for grades 9-12
  • Turning Point Academy a virtual and face-to-face charter school for grades K-12.
  • Credit recovery and high school diploma program for teenagers and adults.
  • Sponsoring district for Flint Hills Special Education Cooperative, which provides special services in seven school districts for children birth to age 21
  • A dual language program that instructs children in both English and Spanish


Student Achievement Information

Village Dual Language Program

Student Achievement Information