Technology is also considered a large part of our curriculum and daily life at our schools. With a computer-student ratio of about 1:1 our students have access to seven (7) completely furnished computer/business labs as well as additional access in classrooms. Recent and ongoing updates to our building infrastructure include virtualization of servers and workstations, expansion of wireless access, and the update of backbone technologies. In addition to a personal workstation and VoIP phone, many of our teachers have access to smart board resources in their classrooms to facilitate student instruction and communication with parents and community.
Wellsville, USD #289 is a 3A school district serving 765 students from K–12. The district also employs 52 certified personnel and 42 classified staff. We are a rural community with a total district area of 130 square miles.Located just off I-35, Wellsville is 20 miles from the Kansas City metro area. Wellsville is only 26 miles from Lawrence and KU, and sits just 55 miles from Topeka.
The district operates three attendance centers, Wellsville Elementary School, for grades Pre-K-5, Middle School grades 6-8, High School grades 9-12. Each attendance center employs a full time principal.
USD #289’s academic success can be measured by its ability to meet testing standards. USD 289 met the Standard of Excellence for Reading (grades 3, 5 6, 7, 8 & 11), Math (grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 11). WMS gained Building Level Standard of Excellence in Science. WES gained Building Level Standard of Excellence in Math and Reading.
The Wellsville district prides itself on its’ commitment to kids. Our pupil-teacher ratio remains low at 17:1; we provide full-day Kindergarten; a counselor at each building level – elementary, middle and high school; a district-wide Family Services Coordinator; a career counselor; our students have access to a variety of co-curricular activities; and a wide variety of special education services are provided to students who qualify. Special education services are provided through East Central Kansas Cooperative in Education located in Baldwin City, Kansas
As a member of the Pioneer League, the high school provides high-quality academics and leadership experiences for students in extracurricular activities, including athletics, music and the second largest FBLA program in the state of Kansas. The district also provides a variety of extracurricular activities for junior high students.
Wellsville owns their school buses and provides transportation for all pupils who live outside of the city limits.
Technology is also considered a large part of our curriculum and daily life at our schools. The computer-student ratio is about 1:1. In addition to six (6) completely furnished student computer/business labs, students have access to wireless with each building having mobile stations of at least 25 wireless computers in each mobile cart. Each teacher is provided a phone in the classroom.
Our district has established and maintains a strong educational partnership with Neosho County Community College. In addition to providing concurrent credit courses to our high school students during the school day, Neosho County Community College conducts evening, weekend and summer classes for our students.