El Dorado USD 490

124 W. Central - El Dorado, KS 67042


Over 100 years old, the El Dorado public schools have developed a proud tradition for excellence in education — success which is attributed to four facts: interested and supportive parents, motivated students, well-trained and caring faculty and a community that values education.  

The district operates six schools: four elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. All schools are accredited through the Kansas State Department of Education. The elementary student population is approximately 1,000. The middle school population is around 450 and the high school population is about 575 students. The pupil to teacher ratio is 17 to one. The average daily attendance for our students is 96%. Eighty percent of our high school graduates attend post secondary schools.
The El Dorado Public School District is recognized as a leader in the integration of technology. The district has a 1 to 1 laptop program for all high school students and all teachers. In addition, our middle school has a 1 to 1 iPad program. There is wireless access throughout the district. 
USD 490 employs 191 certified staff and approximately 232 support staff.
USD 490 offers all-day Kindergarten. We have a 4-Year-Old preschool program and summer extended learning programs for students in Kindergarten through grade 12. We also offer an alternative program to our high school students. 
Our students excel in academics, debate, forensics, student congress, scholastic competitions, and other contests in journalism, music, art, photography and writing. Fine Arts play an important role in our schools. USD 490 has a complete athletic program for students in grades seven through twelve.
In 2016, patrons approved the construction of two new elementary buildings to be completed in 2018 which will be named Blackmore Elementary (a combination of Jefferson and Lincoln buildings) and Grandview Elementary. Prior to this, there was completed construction of a new high school building in August 2009, a new Skelly Elementary building in 2012-13 and a new middle school in January 2014.
Mission Statement: The mission of USD 490 is to provide comprehensive educational programs and opportunities that:
•Prepare students to be successfully engaged citizens, employees, and lifelong learners;
•Parents prefer for their children;
•Inspire pride among employees, and; 
•Patrons are willing to support.

El Dorado Unified School District 490 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion or handicap/disability as to treatment of students in programs and as to employment .  Persons having inquiries concerning the District’s compliance with Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, Americans with Disability Act, and the Age Discrimination Act  may contact the school district’s ADA and Section 504 coordinator, Sue Givens, Superintendent, 124 West Central, El Dorado, Kansas, 67042, (316) 322-4800.  Title VI, Title IX and Section 504 ADA complaints may also be filed with the Regional Office for Civil Rights.  Address correspondence to:  U.S. Department of Education, Region VII, Office for Civil Rights, 10220 North Executive Hills Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64153

Application for any position listed must be made at www.applitrack.com/eldorado/onlineapp.

For information about El Dorado visit www.360ElDorado.com or www.eldoks.com.


District Jobs

.5 Elementary Media Specialist | Posted on November-26-2018 | Expires on January-30-2019
Boys Physical Education/Health Teacher | Posted on November-15-2018 | Expires on December-31-2018
Coaching Positions | Posted on November-15-2018 | Expires on December-31-2018
Foreign Language Teacher | Posted on October-5-2018 | Expires on August-31-2019
High School Business and Personal Finance Teacher | Posted on December-10-2018 | Expires on December-31-2018
High School Head Football Coach | Posted on November-15-2018 | Expires on December-31-2018
Industrial Arts Teacher | Posted on November-15-2018 | Expires on December-31-2018

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