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Employer Name & Website: Emporia USD 253 -
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The Emporia School district includes the City of Emporia and adjacent rural areas. We are located in east-central Kansas at the junction of U.S. 50 Highway, the Kansas Turnpike and Interstate 35, midway between Wichita and Topeka.

Emporia, Kansas, has a population of 25,000 people and a diverse economy supported by manufacturing, retail business, agriculture and education. The city is home to the National Teachers Hall of Fame and Emporia State University.

The district has high-quality teachers, administrators and professional support staff members. More than half of the teachers have advanced degrees and many have been recognized in the state and nation for their professional achievements and contributions to public education.




We build futures by preparing today's students for tomorrow's opportunities.

Core Principles


We will strive for excellence and success for all stakeholders,

We will lead by example through serving others,

We are committed to unity in relationships, vision and implementation.

We will lead with integrity.



Emporia Public Schools will build a culture that guarantees success for all.

District Goals

  1. Maintain a plan that consistently moves every student to read on or above grade level by end of third grade, and monitor and support a plan of action that will maintain or improve that level of excellence at subsequent grade levels while effectively supporting students not reading at grade level.
  2. Improve and assure an effective culture for learning with all students, parents, staff, and community members.
    • Reduced teacher turnover
    • Elevated school status in the community
    • Lower drop-out rate
    • Significant reduction in discipline referrals
    • Discretionary effort by all
    • Positive parental rapport
    • Metacognitive discussions
    • High teacher morale
    • Accelerated student achievement
    • Elevated teacher/student rapport
    • Motivated students
  3. Rank consistently in the top quartile of Kansas and national school districts within the next five years for students prepared to be college and career ready.
  4. Maintain a technology infrastructure and protocols to facilitate the classroom integration of electronic tools for students and staff.
  5. Maintain and enhance strategic planning to effectively use fiscal, human, and community resources.

District Fact Sheet

  • 4,600 students
  • 1,000 employees (includes full-time, part-time and temporary employees and substitutes)
  • $66 million budget
  • 53.597-mill tax rate
  • $20.6 million in bonded indebtedness
  • An early childhood center for 3 and 4 year olds
  • Six neighborhood K-5 elementary schools with full-day kindergarten
  • A middle school for grades 6-8
  • A high school for grades 9-12
  • Turning Point Learning Center, a virtual and face-to-face charter school for grades K-12.
  • Credit recovery and high school diploma program for teenagers and adults.
  • Sponsoring district for Flint Hills Special Education Cooperative, which provides special services in seven school districts for children birth to age 21
  • A dual language program that instructs children in both English and Spanish


Employer Address: 1700 West 7th Ave
PO Box 1008
Emporia, Kansas

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