About Emporia Public Schools
Mission: We build futures by preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s opportunities.
Priority I: Students & Programs: Foster a learning environment that demonstrates a balance of cognitive and social-emotional development.
- GOAL: Improve achievement for all students.
- GOAL: Support the social-emotional development of our educational community.
Priority II: Communication & Culture: Commit to meaningful communication between the district and stakeholders to foster trusting relationships and build a collaborative culture.
- GOAL: Enhance communication and relationships with internal and external community members.
- GOAL: Engage in purposeful district-wide behaviors and activities that promote a positive culture.
Priority Area III: Personnel: Attract, retain, and develop high quality staff members who support our educational community.
- GOAL: Actively recruit, develop, and retain skilled, caring, and student-focused staff throughout the organization.
Priority IV: Facilities & Infrastructure: Provide appropriate infrastructure that meets the ongoing needs of the educational community.
- GOAL: Ensure an infrastructure that allows a safe and secure learning environment.
- GOAL: Provide learning spaces that meet the diverse needs of students and staff.
Vision: Building futures, one student at a time.
The Emporia schools have a strong academic focus. They offer accelerated and advanced-placement classes as well as assistance for students at-risk of failing. Test scores on state and national assessments and achievement tests are at or above state and national averages.
Scores on college entrance tests taken by high school students are at or above state and national averages. More than two-thirds of the graduating seniors go on to post-high school training at universities, colleges and technical schools.
District Fact Sheet
- Approximately 4,600 students
- Approximately 1,200 employees in preK-12 district and federal employees
- $41.7 million operating budget
- 53.594-mill tax rate
- $15.6 million in bonded indebtedness
- An early childhood center for 3 and 4 year olds
- Six neighborhood elementary schools – five K-5 and one K-8 – with full-day kindergarten
- A middle school for grades 6-8
- A high school for grades 9-12
- Turning Point Academy, a project-based learning and multi-grade K-8 program at William Allen White Elementary.
- 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
- An elementary foreign language program that instructs children in English and Spanish