Schools

Did you know that Chase County Elementary is one of a handful of schools nationwide with an interactive Outdoor Learning Center?

Here children can experience unique, hands-on education. In addition to traditional classrooms, the elementary school has a teaching barn with animal pens, chicken coop with a classroom, greenhouse and recycling/composting operation.

USD 284 Quick Facts:
District Enrollment: 353 students (2013-14)

Student to Teacher Ratio: ~10:1

Graduation Rate: 93.8% (2011-12)

Kansas Department of Education Report Card

The Outdoor Learning Center’s project-based model is an invaluable supplement to traditional instruction.

For example, third-graders tend a flock of chickens, collect, wash and sell their eggs for $1.50 a dozen, and calculate the cost of feed and their profit. The proceeds from the egg sales go back to the third-grade classroom.

In the greenhouse, science classes learn about soil types and varieties of tomatoes, social studies classes learn about the origin of tomatoes, and math students chart the plants’ growth and use measurements to make tomato sauce. To enhance public speaking skills, the students give presentations on their projects and lead tours for visitors to the school.

Read more about Chase County Elementary’s Outdoor Leaning Center at the Topeka-Capital Journal.

In addition to unique educational opportunities, Chase County (USD 284) has a low student-teacher ratio. Both Chase County Elementary and Chase County Junior Senior High School are currently exceeding Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) goals are well above state averages in Reading and Math.

Chase County is a wonderful place to raise a family!

 


Butler Community College

Contact: Sharon Rogers
901 S. Haverhill Road El Dorado, KS 67042-3280 316-322-3219 http://www.butlercc.edu Show Map | Return to top.

Mission

Butler Community College exists to develop responsible, involved lifelong learners and to contribute to the vitality of the communities it serves.

Vision

Butler will be the Learning College of Choice for the Region, engaging students and other stakeholders in exceptional instructional programs and services that directly relate to their needs and prepare them for success.

Chase County Alumni Association

P.O. Box 101 Cottonwood Falls, Ks 66845 620-273-6800 Show Map | Return to top.

Chase County Elementary School

410 Palmer Street Strong City, KS 66869 620-273-6676 Show Map | Return to top.

Kindergarten thru 6th grade

Chase County Junior Senior High School

600 Main St PO Box 101 Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845 620-273-6800 Show Map | Return to top.

7th thru 12th grade

Chase County USD 284

219 Broadway St Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845 620-273-6303 Chase County USD 284 Show Map | Return to top.

Flint Hills Technical College

3301 West 18th Avenue Emporia, KS 66801 620-343-4600 Show Map | Return to top.

Flint Hills Technical College is a two-year public institution of higher education nestled in the rolling hills of east-central Kansas. It is located at the intersection of I-35 and the Kansas Turnpike in Emporia, a city in the heart of the beautiful rangeland known as the Flint Hills and just a short distance from the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.

USD 284

PO Box 569 Cottonwood Falls, Ks 66845 620-273-6303 Show Map | Return to top.

 

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Broadband Internet Survey

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Community Health & Wellness Resources Survey

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