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Annual State of the District Update
For an overview of students' achievements in academics, arts and activities as well as information about the district's most recent bond issue, please take time to review the presentation from the State of the District Breakfast as well as read the annual update newsletter.
Statistics At A Glance
The Spring Hill, Kansas, School District, USD 230, provides quality educational opportunities to its students and has been recognized at the state level and nationally for its academic, community service and technology programs.
- More than 3,000 total students
- District encompasses 71 square miles, including portions of Johnson and Miami Counties
- Six schools, including three elementary schools (preschool through Grade 5), one middle school (Grades 6 through 8), a high school (Grade 9 through 12), and a virtual high school
- Approximately 370 employees, including teachers, nurses, classified and administrators
- About 70 percent of the faculty hold Masters Degrees or higher, and have an average of 15 years experience
- Excellent pupil-teacher ratios
- All district schools met Annual Yearly Progress standards set by the state for the ninth year in a row
- Approximately 85 percent of students continue their education after graduation
- High school students can receive college credit via the Johnson County Community College
- More than 75 percent of high school students take the ACT and score above the state and national averages
- Utilization of the Skyward system, which enhances information sharing between students, parents and schools
Board of Education
The Board of Education is composed of seven unpaid local citizens, who are elected by patrons in the district. The Board sets policies by which the schools operate and approves hiring faculty and staff to administer these policies. Board meetings, which are open to the public, are usually held at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month (see schedule) at the Spring Hill Elementary School, 300 S. Webster, Spring Hill, Kansas.
Board of Education Members and Administration
- Nels Anderson, President
- Chuck Willis, Vice President
- Eric Boyle, Member
- Brent Hoffman, Member
- Max Strausbaugh, Member
- Doug Updike, Member
- Jason Winbolt, Member
- Dr. Barton L. Goering, Superintendent of Schools
- Dr. Wayne Burke, Assistant Superintendent
- Doug Schwinn, Director of Business/Board Treasurer
- Candace Kramer, Clerk of the Board
This district does not discriminate against any applicant, employee, or student on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, or handicap in the educational programs or activities, which it operates.
Accreditation of Schools
The Spring Hill School District meets all requirements for accreditation by the Kansas State Department of Education.
All teachers must meet state certification requirements, and hold at minimum a Bachelor's Degree. All teachers must complete additional study to retain certification.
Enrollment is to be completed during the month of August. Information concerning enrollment may be obtained from the Board of Education Office or at each school.
Student Entrance Requirements
Age: Pupils enrolling in kindergarten must be five years old on or before August 31 of the year in which they enroll. Pupils entering school for the first time at the first grade level must be six years old on or before August 31 of the current year. Age verification is required. Kansas law makes no provision for waiving student age requirements.
Residence: All children, who have an actual legal residence in the school district and meet the legal age requirements, are entitled to attend the public schools unless excused, excluded, or suspended in accordance with the terms of Kansas law and policies of the Board. Children in grades K through 12, living outside the school district, will not be admitted to district schools unless they meet the criteria of USD 230 Policy JBC, or by special permission by the superintendent of schools.
Health: All students enrolled in the Spring Hill School District must have certification from a licensed physician or local health department stating that they have received (or are in the process of receiving and will have completed within 90 days after admission to the school) tests and inoculations as are deemed necessary by the Secretary of the State Department of Health and Environment. For further information, call any of the district’s schools and ask for the nurse.
For the 2012-13 school year, students (grades K-5) living north of 191st street will attend classes at Prairie Creek Elementary School. Students living south of 191st street will attend school at Spring Hill Elementary School for grades K-2, and then Spring Hill Intermediate School for grades 3-5. Spring Hill Middle School accommodates all students in grades 6-8. Students in grades 9-12 will attend Spring Hill High School. The Spring Hill School District encompasses 71 square miles, and district maps are online for your convenience.
New elementary school boundary lines take effect in the Fall of 2013 with the addition of Wolf Creek Elementary School. Please see the map below for details. If you have any questions regarding attendance areas, please call the Board of Education Office at 913.592.7200. Elementary Boundaries 2013 (pdf, 548.05KB)
A breakfast and lunch program is served at each school. Students may bring a lunch if they prefer. Students meeting certain income standards set by the federal government are eligible for free or reduced priced meals. A Nutrition Benefit application for reduced price or free meals is required, and available on the Nutrition Services page.
The district provides transportation to and from school for students living 2.5 miles or more from school. Transportation arrangements for special education students will be made to meet their needs. Transportation is provided on a pay basis for students living within 2.5 miles of school. Visit the Transportation section of the web for more information.
Visit the District Curriculum Content Areas for more information.
Textbooks and Supplies
Spring Hill schools have a textbook usage fee. Students are required to pay for some additional items used for individual projects, such as in woodworking, arts, etc.
Extracurricular Activities and Athletics
The middle school and high school offer a wide range of activities and athletics for all students. The district is a member of the Frontier League as well as the Kansas State High School Activities Association.
USD 230 provides a continuous maintenance program for all district buildings. A partial refurbishment program is performed in each attendance center annually.