About Emporia Public Schools

Mission Statement: Emporia Public Schools: We Engage, We Empower, We Inspire!
Priority I: Student Achievement & SuccessDevelop inspired and engaged learners through a safe and caring learning environment which fosters a balance of academic and social-emotional success. 
  • GOAL:  Improve achievement for all students.
  • GOAL:  Support the social-emotional development of our educational community.
Priority II:  Culture & Communication:  Grow relationships by engaging our diverse community through intentional, meaningful opportunities and purposeful communication.  
  • GOAL:  Create purposeful, community-wide educational activities that promote an inclusive culture of learning.
  • GOAL:  Utilize multiple means of communication to engage all stakeholders. 
Priority III:  Resources & Infrastructure:  Develop and maintain infrastructure and resources that meet the ongoing needs of the educational community while maintaining financial security.
  • GOAL:  Actively recruit and retain skilled, caring, diverse, and student-focused staff throughout the organization with competitive compensation and benefits.
  • GOAL:  Provide, maintain, and evaluate safe and secure learning environments that meet the ever-changing, diverse needs of our students and staff.
  • GOAL:  Provide Instructional resources and professional development to meet the ever-changing, diverse needs of our students and staff.

Vision: Building futures, one student at a time.

Student Achievement

student-achievementThe 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.

Student Demographics

See student demographic trends since 1992


District Fact Sheet -Updated November 2022

  • Approximately 4,300 students
  • Approximately 950 employees in PreK-12 district and federal employees
  • $45.4 million operating budget
  • 54.460 mill tax rate
  • $79.1 million in bonded indebtedness
  • An early childhood center for 3 and 4-year-olds
  • Six neighborhood elementary schools K-5
  • A middle school for grades 6-8
  • A high school for grades 9-12
  • 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
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