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Places With The Best Education System In Kansas 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score84
  • Leawood, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,763
  • I've lost count of how many times I've listed, i've learned Leawood is more of a very boring suburb in Kansas City than I even realized. Let's move on...…[read more]
90
  • Prairie Village, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,824
  • Mad by you, a wanker that ony lie.Mad by you, a wanker that ony lie.Mad by you, a wanker that ony lie.Mad by you, a wanker that ony lie.Mad by you, a wanker that ony lie.Mad by you, a wanker that ony…[read more]
82
  • Overland Park, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 183,775
  • Top schools, great restaurants and hotels. Affordable cost of living. Affordable housing. Friendly people. Close to prestigious museums in KC. MO. Great night life in KC.…[read more]
81
  • Mission, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,490
70
  • Andover, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,477
  • If you are not of White Nationality, do not move to Andover Kansas. As I myself am white but I have mixed kids who have been harassed since the day we moved to this neighborhood by all the white adults…[read more]
80
  • Lenexa, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 51,206
  • I've lived in Indianapolis, ID where I was born and raised for 34 years and lived in Lenexa, KS for almost 8 years since 2012, and I'm confident in saying I'll never ever live here again. One problem…[read more]
75
  • 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]
84
  • 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]
76
  • 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]
85
  • 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]
77
  • 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]
72
  • Spring Hill, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,863
77
  • Basehor, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,167
73
  • 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]
71
  • Valley Center, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,420
73
  • Merriam, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,248
  • I’ve lived in Merriam for about 4 years now and to keep it short and sweet (or tldr for the huge paragraph i’m about to write) it’s tremendously boring. The only people who would legitimately want to…[read more]
69
  • De Soto, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,982
86
  • Roeland Park, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,816
73
  • 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
64
  • 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]
67
  • Park City, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,273
81
  • 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]
69
  • Eudora, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,116
67
  • 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]
61
  • 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]
69
  • 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]
64
  • 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]
66
  • 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]
70
  • Abilene, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,598
64
  • Newton, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,103
  • Newton, Kansas is a sleepy little Kansas town located approximately 30 minutes north of Wichita. I liked living in Newton because it afforded small town charm mixed with the convenience of living near a…[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]
74
  • 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]
67
  • Independence, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,084
74
  • 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]
72
  • 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]
73
  • Concordia, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,273
66
  • 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]
68
  • 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
63
  • Iola, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,560
68
  • Mulvane, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,461
61
  • 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]
61
  • 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]
65
  • 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
  • Customer service, across the board, sucks here. People don't return calls for services (i.e., landscaping, pest control, roofing, etc.) or don't answer phone at all during their advertised working…[read more]
74
  • Pratt, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,879
64
  • Wellington, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,950
66
  • 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.