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High School

Shawnee is served by two award winning school districts: Shawnee Mission School District and De Soto School District. Students in Shawnee continue to perform at the highest academic levels as listed in the annual Standard of Excellence report from the Kansas State Department of Education in 2013.

Shawnee Mission School District
Approximately 27,521 students attend 33 elementary schools, five middle schools and five high schools in the 2016-17 school year. With local, regional and national respect amongst peers, Shawnee Mission seniors were able to secure more than $40 million in scholarship offers and a 88.2 % graduation rate in the 2016-17 school year.

Points of Pride

  • 14 National Merit Finalists in 2016
  • $4o+M scholarship offers in 2016
  • Named among Best High Schools in the nation & Kansas by U.S. News & World Report 2016, and among the top three percent of all high schools in Kansas.
  • “Top High Schools in the Country” by The Washington Post & The Daily Beat
  • Students have been recognized by:
  • The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program
  • The National BioGENEius Challenge
  • The National Scholastic Press Association Contests
  • Intel International Science Fair
  • The National Merit Scholarship Program
  • 13: Average number of years of experience SMSD teachers poses
  • 81% of teachers have a master’s degree or higher

Schools within Shawnee

  • Elementary
  • Bluejacket-Flint
  • Broken Arrow
  • Nieman
  • Ray Marsh
  • Rhein Benninghoven
  • Shawnee Elemntary
  • Middle Schools
  • Hocker Grove
  • Trailridge
  • High Schools
  • Shawnee Mission Northwest

Source: www.SMSD.org, 2017

De Soto School District
Each school day, the district welcomes more than 7,055 students through the doors of its 12 campuses with seven elementary schools, three middle schools and two high schools. A recent study indicated all schools within the Unified School District achieved the state and federal benchmark for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for 2013 school year.

Quick Facts

  • Top 5 Area School Districts - Kansas City Business Journal
  • Named among Best High Schools in the nation & Kansas by U.S. News & World Report 2016, and among the top three percent of all high schools in Kansas.
  • Composite ACT Score - 23.5
  • Merit Scholarship Award winner in 2016 - 3
  • Graduation Rate - 97%

 

Schools within Shawnee

  • Elementary
  • Belmont
  • Clear Creek
  • Horizon
  • Mize
  • Prairie Ridge
  • Riverview
  • Middle Schools
  • Monticello Trails
  • High Schools
  • Mill Valley

Source: www.usd232.org, 2017

Post-Secondary Education

4 - Year Schools

Institution

Location

Distance from Shawnee (miles)

Friends University - KC

Lenexa, KS

6

Kansas City Art Institute

Kansas City, MO

11

St. Luke’s College

Kansas City, MO

11

Rockhurst University

Rockhurst University

12

University of Kansas Medical Center

Kansas City, KS

12

University of Kansas Edwards Campus

Overland Park, KS

12

Cleveland Chiropractic College of Kansas City

Overland Park, KS

12

University of St. Mary - Overland Park Campus

Overland Park, KS

12

National American University

Overland Park, KS

12

Mid America Nazarene University

Olathe, KS

13

DeVry University - KC

Kansas City, MO

13

DeVry University

Kansas City, MO

13

Research College of Nursing

Kansas City, MO

14

Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences

Kansas City, MO

15

Ottawa University KC

Overland Park, KS

15

Colorado Technical University, Kansas City

Kansas City, MO

17

Avila University

Kansas City, MO

18

National American University

Kansas City MO

18

Webster University

Kansas City, MO

20

Park University

Parkville, MO

22

Columbia College

Kansas City, MO

22

University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

35

Ottawa University

Ottawa University

45

University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg, MO

68

University of Missouri

Kansas City, MO

140

 

Community Colleges

Institution

Location

Distance from Shawnee (miles)

Johnson County Community College

Overland Park, KS

7

Brown Mackie College

Lenexa, KS

9

Vatterott College

Kansas City, MO

10

Metropolitan Community College Penn Valley

Kansas City, MO

11

Kansas City Kansas Community College

Kansas City, KS

12

Donnelly College

Kansas City, KS

12

Concorde Career College

Kansas City, MO

12

Pinnacle Career Institute

Kansas City, MO

17

Metropolitan Community College - Longview

Lee’s Summit, MO

25

Metropolitan Community College - Maple Woods

Kansas City, MO

27

Metropolitan Community College - Blue River

Independence, MO

30

Source: Shawnee EDC Internal Database, 2014