The Mission of Doniphan West Schools USD #111 is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where students are empowered with essential life-long learning skills through innovative educational opportunities delivered by a highly qualified staff giving our students the opportunity to reach their full potential to be productive, creative, responsible contributing members of an ever changing global society.
Doniphan West Schools USD 111 was formed by the consolidation of Highland USD 425 and Midway USD 433 in 2009. Located in Northeast Kansas Doniphan West serves the communities of Bendena, Denton, Highland, Leona, Severance, and White Cloud. The schools are located in Highland, Kansas and east of Denton, Kansas. Highland and Denton are 30 miles west of St. Joseph, Missouri, 80 miles Northeast of Topeka, and 65 miles from North Kansas City, Missouri.
Doniphan West Elementary School is located east of Denton, KS and serve grades PreK-6. Doniphan West Elementary School average grade size is 27. In addition to regular education classrooms this building has the following additional classrooms: two technology labs, two gymnasiums, library media center, Title 1 room, resource room, art room, and music room. This district office is located in this building.
Doniphan West Junior/Senior High School built in 1976, is a 1A school located at 402 East Main in Highland and serves grades 7-12. In addition to the main classrooms, the junior/senior high school has a Family and Consumer Science room, science lab, library media center, gymnasium, vocational agriculture building, weight room, art room, music room, interactive distance learning lab, independent computer lab and a business room. The high school competes in the Twin Valley League. Doniphan West Junior High participates in the Oregon Trail League.
Each building is wireless. The elementary school and junior high class rooms have laptop carts, and the high school has one-to-one student laptops. Every classroom has a Promethean Smart board/projector. The district supplies each teacher with a laptop computer.
Doniphan West Schools USD 111 school district is an Equal Opportunity Employer.