Public K - 8 Schools in Wichita, Kansas

As a home buyer, you’ve got a lot to consider when shopping for your new home. Whether you’re moving to Wichita from out of the area or just planning a move across town, knowing which schools your children would be attending is an important detail.

Wichita elementary schools serve pre-kindergarten through 5th grade, and middle schools are for 6th through 8th grade. In addition to these options, the Wichita public school system includes three facilities that offer kindergarten through 8th grade:

Christa McAuliffe Academy K – 8

Neighborhood: Southeast Wichita
Focus Area: Neighborhood school
Available Programs: Latchkey; National Academic League; TEAMS; Technology Student Association; basketball; cross country; track; volleyball
Approximate Enrollment: 350 (Pre-K – 5th)
Mascot: Comets
School Hours: 8:00 am – 3:10 pm
Contact Info: 2055 S. 143rd East, Wichita, KS 67232; 316-973-9985

Gordon Parks Academy K – 8

Neighborhood: Northeast Wichita
Focus Area: Magnet school; International Baccalaureate program
Available Programs: All K – 5th students learn Spanish; Cross country; volleyball; basketball; latchkey; chess club; Kansas Association for Youth; National Academic League
Approximate Enrollment: 350 (K – 8th)
Mascot: Trailblazers
Contact Info: 2201 E. 25th St. North, Wichita, KS 67219; 316-973-7500

Horace Mann Dual Language Magnet K-8 School

Neighborhood: North Wichita
Focus Area: Application-based magnet school; two-way English-Spanish language
Available Programs: Standardized dress (uniforms); Students work in bilingual pairs; students become bi-literate in English and Spanish; latchkey; gifted; ESOL
Approximate Enrollment: 600 (K – 8th)
Mascot: Hawks
Contact Info: 1243 N. Market, Wichita, KS 67214; 316-973-3100

Magnet schools are part of Wichita’s public school system, and focus on a specific subject area. In the case of Horace Mann Magnet, admission is by application but no testing is required. To see which schools are assigned to your new address, you can use the district’s school finder.

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