Cedar Vale USD 285 offers a positive working and learning environment where staff and faculty members are dedicated to the success and achievement of all students. Cedar Vale is nestled in the rolling hills of Chautauqua County which offers the best of rural living located just thirty minutes east of Arkansas City on HWY 166. It is an exciting time in Cedar Vale education system as we have been accepted as a Gemini II school and received the 2018 Challenge Award of Merit. Our student achievement grows, academic rigor improves, and college/career readiness opportunities are expanding. Cedar Vale Schools offers excellent opportunities for teachers to enhance their career through a variety of teaching and coaching possibilities. We operate on a four-day week schedule and have a cooperative sports agreement with nearby Dexter School. Our Spartan Athletic program continues to grow and compete at the District and State level with great success.
Cedar Vale USD #285 Mission Statement: We believe all students shall learn in a happy, healthy environment and become responsible, productive members of an ever-changing society.