Wichita Public Schools, Kansas

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Wichita Public Schools
Wichita, Kansas
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District Profile
Superintendent:John Allison
Enrollment:49,389 students
Graduation rate:76.5%[1]
Number of schools:91
Budget: $680.1 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Sheril Logan
Board members:7
Term length:4
Wichita Public Schools is a school district in Kansas that served 49,389 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[2] This district is the largest by enrollment in the state of Kansas.

About the district

Wichita Public Schools is located in Sedgwick County, Kan.
Wichita Public Schools is based in Wichita, the county seat of Sedgwick County, in south-central Kansas. The county was home to an estimated 505,415 residents in 2013, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3]


Sedgwick County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Kansas in terms of higher education achievement, median household income and poverty rate in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 28.7 percent of county residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 30.3 percent for Kansas as a whole. The median household income in Sedgwick County was $49,865 compared to $51,332 for the state of Kansas. The poverty rate in was 15.3 percent in the county compared to 13.7 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2013[3]
Race Sedgwick County (%) Kansas (%)
White 81.2 87.1
Black or African American 9.5 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.4 1.2
Asian 4.3 2.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 3.5 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 13.7 11.2

Presidential Voting Pattern, Sedgwick County[4]
Year Republican Vote Democratic Vote
2012 106,506 71,977
2008 106,849 82,337
2004 110,381 64,839
2000 93,724 62,561

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[5][6]


The superintendent of Wichita Public Schools is John Allison. He has served in this role since 2009. Allison previously served as superintendent of the Mt. Lebanon School District in Pennsylvania and deputy superintendent of Grapevine-Colleyville ISD in Texas. Allison earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas and master's degree from Emporia State University, completing doctoral work in educational leadership at St. Louis University.[7]


The table below displays the budget for Wichita Public Schools:[8][9]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2012-2013 $396,907,620 63.2% $108,081,768 17.2% $72,480,454 11.5% $0 0% $50,640,923 8.1% $628,110,765
2013-2014 $375,619,567 60.2% $131,111,527 21% $75,367,657 12.1% $41,135,924 6.6% $383,410 0.1% $623,618,085
2014-2015 $410,437,908 60.3% $145,391,573 21.4% $79,716,038 11.7% $44,167,758 6.5% $402,797 0.1% $680,116,074
Averages: $394,321,698.33 61% $128,194,956 20% $75,854,716.33 12% $28,434,560.67 4% $17,142,376.67 3% $643,948,308

Contact information

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Wichita Public Schools
201 North Water
Wichita, KS 67202
Phone: (316) 973-4000
Email: info@usd259.net

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