USD 505 is comprised of the southeast Kansas cities of Chetopa and St. Paul which lie 42 miles apart thus making our district unique in the state. We have an excellent staff, supportive administration, supportive communities, and a board of education dedicated to providing a strong education for our students. All of our schools have met AYP and are fully accredited. District technology is cutting edge: Smart boards and wireless slate boards in every room and media center, LCD projectors, teacher laptops; all high school students have IPads.
Chetopa: We are a mid-size 1A school located along the banks of the Neosho River in Labette County in southeast Kansas where many visitors come to fish for catfish and spoonbill. Chetopa Elementary School is a model Great Expectations school and a recipient of several Kansas Challenge Award. Chetopa High School received Challenge Award Recognition status in reading, math, and science.
Chetopa Jr. High was the recipient of a TRC (Technology Rich Classroom) grant which provided them with 1:1 laptops and a multitude of relevant software and training. iPads are currently provided to each student in grades 9-12; an iPad cart is shared among middle school classrooms; 4 iPads are provided in each of our K-5 classrooms.
St. Paul: We are a mid-size 1A school located in Neosho County in southeast Kansas 15 miles north of Parsons and 20 miles west of Girard. St. Paul has a 9 hole golf course and a wildlife refuge that is great for hunting and fishing.
At St. Paul, we boast excellent attendance, graduation, and post-secondary placement rates. St. Paul Elementary earned the Challenge Award in reading. St. Paul and its community is well-known for being a supportive educational environment. The community and patrons fully back the school, its academics, activities, staff, and students.
Technology: iPads are currently provided to each student in grades 9-12; an iPad cart is shared among middle school classrooms; 4 iPads are provided in each of our K-5 classrooms.