Unified School District 309, located in Reno County, encompasses the west edge of Hutchinson and serves the cities of Nickerson and South Hutchinson, Kansas. Over 1,200 students and 200 employees work daily to provide a first-class teaching and learning environment for students pre-kindergarten through the senior year of high school.
Our students are served in two elementary schools, Nickerson Elementary and South Hutchinson Elementary, one middle school, Reno Valley Middle School, and one high school, Nickerson High School. Many of our facilities have been renovated and contain the latest equipment and technology for facilitating student inquiry and learning which includes 1 to 1 student Chromebook or BYOD. Grades 7 and 8 utilize 1 to 1 iPads on mobile carts. The school and the district are committed to providing students and staff with the technology to succeed in our schools and beyond.
Nickerson High School, a Class 4A high school, and Reno Valley Middle School are members of the Central Kansas League. Our two elementary schools offer a wide variety of Pre-School Programs ranging from Head Start, Four Year Old Preschool, Universal Pre-School and All-Day Every-day Kindergarten. Reno Valley Middle School is nationally recognized as a leader in Afterschool Programs and has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for its technology implementation. For the 2011-12 school year, RVMS was a finalist for the KAMSA Middle School of the year award. USD 309 Schools are known for their outstanding academic, fine arts and athletic programs with all our schools and students consistently achieving the State Standard of Excellence award.
Our teachers enjoy many benefits including an attractive salary schedule, a number of fringe benefits, generous sick leave (including a sick leave pool), small class sizes, a teacher mentoring program, and an excellent professional development program. The Nickerson Teachers Association actively works with the USD 309 Board of Education to help create working conditions that benefit our students, teachers, and the school district in general
USD 309 is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that ensures engaged learning, effective teaching, and trusting relationships so that all members of the school community reach their highest level of academic achievement. At Nickerson/South Hutchinson Schools we believe in success for every child. With our family partners we are creating a better future for our district and its citizens.
We encourage you to visit our web site at www.usd309ks.org for further information about our school district. We also welcome you to call our district office at (620) 663-7141 with any questions you may have.
The district is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment practices and policies with respect to hiring, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of an individual’s race, color, religion, sex, age, disability or national origin.
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Nickerson/South Hutchinson - USD # 309
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