Education in Lansing is a priority.
The Lansing Unified School District #469 provides a full range of educational opportunities from kindergarten through twelfth grade. The Lansing public school system serves more than 1,860 students. The graduation rate upon the completion of the required four-year curriculum is 99%. The State of Kansas has honored all Lansing schools with holding the highest accreditation. Each school also maintains good standing with the North Central Association, which accredits schools in the Midwestern United States. Over the last ten years, the District has had National Merit Scholars, appointees to the major military academies, and a Commendable National Merit Scholar. In Ingrams magazine, the Lansing school district was ranked number seven in all of Kansas and Missouri.
The District has a staff of 130 teachers, 50 of whom hold advanced degrees. The 18-1 student to teacher ratio provides students with one-on-one learning experiences. The Lansing School Districts mission is to provide all students with the opportunity to gain scholastic, technical, social, and life-long learning skills essential for academic, occupational, and personal success as a productive citizen.
The District occupies two campuses comprised of five buildings. The Lansing Elementary building provides children in kindergarten through second grade with carpet and air-conditioning. Located directly west of the elementary building is the Sallie Zoll building, where third graders attend. The air-conditioned classrooms of the Lansing Intermediate School are provided for students in grades fourth and fifth. The Middle School, built in 1997, is provided for students in grades sixth through eighth. This building in particular is known as the "showcase school of the District," because of its modern architectural design and state-of-the art technology. The Lansing High School accommodates students in grades ninth through twelfth. In 1995, a technology building was structured to provide an additional learning environment for the students. Looking toward the future, every classroom, lab, and office in the district will have advanced technology capabilities.
Wallula Christian School is a private school right outside of Lansing city limits. This school serves students pre-school to sixth grade. One of their goals is to develop the maximum potential of each child in an environment that is safe, healthy and intellectually stimulating with an emphasis on the mastery of basic skills. They also foster physical, mental, social, spiritual, and emotional growth and a sense of independence in each child. Wallula Christian School is a ministry of Wallula Christian School in Leavenworth County.
Saint Mary College, a four-year co-educational Catholic liberal arts college, is conveniently located only minutes away. Saint Mary College prepares graduates for value-centered lives of learning, service and character, rich according to the best resources within each person. Saint Mary Colleges three co-educational campuses have a combined population of 833 students, and the Leavenworth campus residence halls offer space for up to 340 students. Satellite campuses are located in Overland Park, Kansas and Kansas City, Kansas. The college offers day, evening, and weekend classes.
Kansas City Kansas Community College has an extension site at 225 Cherokee in Leavenworth, Lansings sister city. Founded in 1923, Kansas City Kansas Community College is a public, urban, open door, and comprehensive two-year community college. Its mission is to provide higher education and life-long learning to the varied communities in its service area of Wyandotte and Leavenworth counties. The Kansas City Kansas Community College provides an accessible and supportive learning environment that offers academic, career, and personal development opportunities.
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