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Places With The Best Education System In Kansas 2021

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score85
  • Leawood, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,763
  • I've lived in Leawood Kansas there's no reason to live here anymore, unamerican values and unreal high cost of living and droped the ball on biden's win…[read more]
93
  • Prairie Village, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,824
  • My $2500 a month rental house may seem like a lot to some of you, but it is worth it to live in this affluent, absolutely gorgeous, part of Kansas. I'm happily living in Prairie Village, which is a…[read more]
85
  • Overland Park, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 183,775
  • Look, most of the negative reviews are probably coming from people who have had a silver spoon in their mouths since they were babes. Compared to where I’ve lived before, this place is Heaven to me. No…[read more]
82
  • Mission, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,490
72
  • Andover, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,477
  • if your white, thank god you can move here and not be a minority. ...if youre not white? why not choose to live literally anywhere else in America where you will be the majority and with your…[read more]
87
  • Lenexa, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 51,206
  • I love Kansas City!! The cool thing about lenexa/ shawnee area is : excellent highway access (4 ramps near me it’s great). I70, 435, i35, k7 etc . Look on a map!!! If you live in Lenexa you can work…[read more]
78
  • Gardner, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,667
  • I'm living in Gardner, KS, which is located approximately 30 to 45 minutes outside of Kansas City. I feel like I'm living in the perfect blend of small town meets big city. The people here are extremely…[read more]
83
  • Shawnee, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 64,444
  • When someone hears "Kansas," they think of the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy, and tornadoes. It can't be farther from the truth! I lived in Shawnee, Kansas for five years. Located in the heart of Johnson County,…[read more]
78
  • Manhattan, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 55,909
  • When I moved to Manhattan, Kansas about five years ago, I thought that it would be peaceful and relaxing. While there are some things about the city that are relaxing, there is a lot of hustle and bustle…[read more]
86
  • Olathe, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 132,787
  • I was excited about my trip to Olathe due to the fact that I love the outdoors, so Passport To Adventure was a great experience for me. For those not familiar with Passport To Adventure, it is a neat way…[read more]
81
  • Hays, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,073
  • I ended up moving to Hays in my 20's when I was appointed as a professor at Fort Hays State University. I have to admit it was a bit of a shock for me as I had been born and raised in New York. Things…[read more]
69
  • Spring Hill, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,863
78
  • Basehor, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,167
74
  • Lawrence, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 92,611
  • Lawrence has a variety of offerings for people of (almost) any age. From a wide-ranging selection of live music available for listening/ dance pleasure to symphony/ theater/ ballet venues, there's…[read more]
73
  • Valley Center, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,420
  • I live in Wichita, but work from time to time as a substitute teacher in Valley Center. The Valley Center School district was my favorite to sub at. The teachers, staff, and administration were always…[read more]
72
  • Merriam, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,248
  • If you ever find yourself anywhere near Merriam, Kansas the best advice I can give you is to turn around and drive away as quickly as you can in the other direction. It's embarrassing to me to admit that…[read more]
70
  • De Soto, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,982
82
  • Roeland Park, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,816
75
  • Derby, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,847
  • Derby, Kansas is a fun and accessible bedroom community of the bustling metropolitan area of Wichita. Offering great schools and an inclusive community vibe, Derby is an ideal place to raise a family. I…[read more]
64
  • Fort Riley, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,617
70
  • Bel Aire, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,214
  • I have lived here a little over a month and want to leave. The water department charges you an outrageous amount for water. There is NO water pressure, only running at 38 pounds. They do not have a good…[read more]
68
  • Park City, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,273
79
  • Emporia, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,707
  • The best area in Emporia, KS is near the Emporia Country Club off 18th Avenue, which is where I live. There are, however, a lot of lower income neighborhoods here as a significant number of the…[read more]
72
  • Eudora, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,116
68
  • Lansing, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,706
  • The weather is always great for a barbecue living in Lansing Kansas. It is great to be able to hang out and grill with neighbors. The small-town atmosphere and friendly people have shown a lot of love to…[read more]
57
  • Junction City, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,016
  • I probably should've done more homework before living in Junction City, KS. It's not bad, just not what I was expecting. I was looking for more of a small town, safe community, and a great place to raise…[read more]
67
  • Winfield, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,283
  • I'm living in Winfield Kansas not far from my Southwestern College campus. I like where I live because I can do everything that I need to do right here in one place. I grew up here and actually attended…[read more]
67
  • Haysville, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,393
  • Haysville, Kansas is one of the best areas in the state, if not the entire country, whether you're settling in or just stopping in for a visit. It doesn't matter if you've been living in Haysville all…[read more]
69
  • Pittsburg, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,399
  • As a young adult, I loved living in Pittsburg, Kansas! This tight-knit community in southwest rural Kansas is a slice of homegrown Americana. The best part about living in this town are the people who…[read more]
69
  • Parsons, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,111
  • There is so much I love about living in Parkins. I am not a big-city type of person so Parsons offers the small-town living and charm that I love. From our quintessential Main Street to the strong…[read more]
71
  • Abilene, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,598
64
  • Newton, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,103
  • If you don't have a Vehicle do not plan to go far, Newton has one cab Service that closes after 4pm with no transportation possibilities when the 2:45 Amtrak comes in at night. After the Amtrak station…[read more]
66
  • Augusta, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,262
  • When I was transferred to Wichita back in 1985 . After much searching we chose Augusta (15 miles away) to make place our home for the following reasons....Theater downtown and a drive-in Theaterplaces to…[read more]
69
  • Leavenworth, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,948
  • I love visiting the city of Leavenworth, Kansas. The city has a small town feel, but this city is not to far from access of the busy city. Simply put, its a great city. The families range from young to…[read more]
64
  • Independence, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,084
  • What a great community to live in! People are very kind and friendly. Quality of life and available amenities are better than in most smaller communities. Housing is plentiful and very affordable. Our…[read more]
72
  • McPherson, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,212
  • A sleepy little town in rural Kansas, McPherson is an ideal place to raise a family. I love living in McPherson because of the unparalleled community spirit and the small-town atmosphere. The economy of…[read more]
71
  • Salina, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 47,676
  • I lived in Salina, KS for about 3 years. I found a lot of things here to do with my family. I did not have one bad experience while living there for my whole three years. I would eventually love to go…[read more]
74
  • Concordia, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,273
67
  • El Dorado, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,102
  • Life in El Dorado, Kansas is slow and easy, ideal for growing families and those looking for a quieter pace of life. Located on the banks of the Walnut River, the town is best known for its recreational…[read more]
71
  • Hutchinson, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 41,661
  • I moved to Hutchinson, KS about 10 years ago from the busy city of Charlotte, NC. This was one of the moves that I dreaded making, and I had to force myself to enjoy the city. Now, I see that there is a…[read more]
67
  • Paola, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,583
66
  • Iola, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,560
68
  • Mulvane, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,461
65
  • Chanute, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,216
  • First I will say, I don't' know where the numbers were calculated from to come up with the initial index for the cities, but as far as Chanute, Kansas goes, they are Way Off. Chanute is becoming the…[read more]
62
  • Atchison, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,798
  • Amenities? very few. There is hardly anywhere to shop, most folks have to drive to St. Joseph to shop. Downtown is a pit, mostly specialty shops. Atchison is isolated, no public transportation in or out…[read more]
63
  • Arkansas City, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,198
  • This is a very small town with incompetent city officials. Very bad housing whether buying or renting. The housing and streets are bad. It has the old depression brick roads throughout the city; but they…[read more]
60
  • Topeka, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 127,472
  • I’VE LIVED HERE FOR 8 YEARS SINCE JULY 2012 AND HATED IT EVER SINCE! RENT IS OFF THE CHARTS, SCHOOLS ARE TERRIBLE, NEIGHBORS ARE DUMBER THAN A DOORSTOP, STREETS ARE CLUTTERED WITH TRASH AND SO…[read more]
77
  • Pratt, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,879
66
  • Wellington, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,950
73
  • Ottawa, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,433
  • Ottawa, Kansas boasts the ideal of mix small-town spirit and urban convenience. Located just 20 minutes from Lawrence and 30 minutes from Kansas City, Ottawa offers a myriad of job opportunities in a…[read more]

Moving to a new city in Kansas is a stressful process. Combine that with having to find a new school for your kids and stress levels can reach epic proportions! As they say “education is the cornerstone of our society” so you want to be sure that you find the right school for your children. Using science and data, AreaVibes has compiled a list of cities with the best education system in Kansas with a minimum of 5,000 people.

Your children’s academic success can depend on your choice of education system. Finding the right city with the best education system in Kansas is no easy task. The quality of education varies from state to state, city to city and even district to district. In creating this list, we wanted to take into account more than just test scores. Although we do believe that standardized test scores are important we also wanted to factor in classroom sizes and graduation rates.

To further narrow down your list of the cities with the best education system in Kansas, you can use the filters above. This will allow you to filter based on cities or neighborhoods, city size as well as home and rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your housing budget. You can also filter based on other important categories that may be important to you like amenities, cost of living, crime, employment, housing and weather.