Buhler USD 313 serves approximately 2,200 students in grades K-12 in five attendance centers. Three kindergarten through fifth grade elementary schools include Buhler Grade School, Plum Creek Elementary, and Union Valley Elementary. All students in grades six through eight attend Prairie Hills Middle School, with Buhler High School housing grades nine through twelve. The Burkholder Administrative Center is located in Buhler. The school district employs 341 people; 165 certified teachers and administrators and 177 classified employees, including clerical, food service, transportation, custodial and maintenance.
The greater school community of Buhler USD 313 includes the city of Buhler, a portion of suburban Hutchinson, residential tracts and rural farms. Located in the northeast part of Reno County and western Harvey County in south-central Kansas, Buhler USD 313 encompasses 144 square miles, and has a total population exceeding 15,000.