Leavenworth Unified School District 453

About Us
Student enrollment:
  • Elementary schools – 1,445
  • Middle school – 471
  • High school – 1,273
Faculty and staff:
  • Teachers – 444
  • Starting salary - $36,588 plus benefits
  • Average years experience – 14
  • Hold advanced degrees – 69.3%
  • Teachers have more than 10 years of experience – 59.6%
  • Support staff – 522
LHS Statistics:
  • LHS offers 12 Advanced Placement classes, including AP Art History, AP Chemistry, AP English Language/Literature & Composition, and AP World History
  • LHS boasts the oldest and strongest JROTC program in the country, winning numerous state and national awards each year
  • 78% of LHS graduates attend institutions of higher education each year
  • 2014 LHS graduates were offered more than $4 million in scholarships
  • 65% of high school students are involved in athletics or other activities outside of the school day
  • 39 LHS graduates have received recognition by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation in the past ten years
  • 57 LHS graduates have received appointments to military academies in the past ten years

School hours (2014-2015):
  • Elementary Schools – 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Warren Middle School and LHS – 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
School fees (2014-2015):
  • Kindergarten: $35
  • Elementary schools: $45
  • Middle School: $55 (Middle School students will be charged a $25 Google Chromebook fee)
  • High School: $70 (LHS students might be charged additional fees at enrollment, depending on selected classes. All fees must be paid by February 1, 2015.)
  • LHS Activity Ticket: $30 for students
Daily Meal Prices (2014-2015):
  • Elementary schools: $1.45 (breakfast); $2.50 (lunch)
  • Middle school: $1.60 (breakfast); $2.65 (lunch)
  • High school: $1.65 (breakfast); $2.80 (lunch)

Busing Information:
  • Bus transportation is provided only for students who are attending the school in the attendance area in which they live and who live more than 2.5 miles from that school.
  • Bus transportation is not provided for students who live less than 2.5 miles from their designated attendance center.
  • Bus service within 2.5 miles is available on a parent-pay basis contingent on available space.  If you are interested in busing, contact Easton Bus Service at 913-682-2244.


Our Community

The Leavenworth community holds a unique place in the history of the state of Kansas. Leavenworth is known as the "First City of Kansas," and maintains its historical nature in its schools, as well. Buildings are named after individuals who have influenced education and impacted our community.

Leavenworth is nestled in the rolling hills on the west bank of the Missouri River, only minutes away from the metropolitan Kansas City. Light industries, small businesses, commerce, agriculture, and the federal government comprise the main sources of income for its citizens. The largest single employer is the federal government, with Fort Leavenworth, the US Federal Penitentiary, and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans Affairs Medical Center and National Cemetery holding significant operations in our community.

Leavenworth is a modern community which blends the best of the urban and rural ways of life. A cosmopolitan population is enhanced each year as nearly one hundred international officers and their families representing many foreign countries come here to attend the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth. The children of these officers attend the Leavenworth Schools, and add a dimension to programs not found in any other school district.

Leavenworth...a great place to live.