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Derby Education

Aquality school system is much more than bricks and mortar; it's a network of people dedicated to kids. At Derby USD 260, it’s that network of caring staff members, from the school bus to the classroom, which makes it a place where excellence is a way of life. Traditional and innovative teaching styles, state-of-the-art technology and special-purpose programs designed to meet the ever-changing needs of today's youth, are part of Derby's commitment to offering an exciting, progressive atmosphere for students, parents, staff members and the community.

Teachers and students alike enjoy a diversified educational experience at Derby USD 260. Although the heart of the school program is basic education for kids in kindergarten through grade 12, district programs serve students from pre-school through adulthood. High standards, community support and strong leadership pave the way for constant improvement in and out of the classroom. Rising assessment scores and consistently above-average ACT scores reflect the district’s successful efforts in providing an education that is among the best in the nation.

The 50 square miles of the school district cover the entire city of Derby and beyond into large portions of Sedgwick County. The Oaklawn/Sunview area, McConnell Air Force Base (MAFB), Towne Parc, Oak Knoll and Salem Township are all included in the Derby district. The district operates nine elementary schools, one sixth grade center, one middle school, one high school and one alternative high school.

More information regarding enrollment, employment, programs/curriculum and our individual schools can be found by visiting our district’s website at or by calling the USD 260 Administrative Center at 316-788-8400.


Derby has several choices for those seeking a faith-based educational institution. These include schools such as Faith Lutheran School, St. Mary’s Parish Catholic School and Glorious Life Christian School.


Parents have several choices for preschool providers in the Derby area including Derby USD 260, Faith Lutheran Preschool, Jack and Jill Preschool, The Opportunity Project and St. Mary’s Parish Preschool (just to name a few). Derby USD 260 offers an early childhood disability program at several of their schools using a “peer model” approach to learning. USD 260 also holds free, monthly preschool screenings throughout the school year; call 316-788-8460 to schedule a screening appointment.


Start, continue or finish your professional education through one of the several colleges or universities within 10 miles of Derby. From technical and community colleges to universities and professional advancement centers, both traditional and non-traditional students in Derby have multiple degree, certification and continuing education options at their fingertips.

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