Leavenworth is first in multiple ways, as the first city established in the state of Kansas and boasting the first school district in the state (1858). The Pioneer spirit continues today, as USD 453 leads the way in education, and has been an active participant in the Kansas State Department of Education Gemini School ReDesign Process. The Leavenworth Unified School District has redesigned schools to prepare students for success in every classroom, every day.
The city of Leavenworth is situated adjacent to Fort Leavenworth and the Missouri River. Fort Leavenworth, built in 1827, is the second oldest active United States Army post west of Washington, D.C., and the oldest permanent settlement in Kansas. It is known as “the best hometown in the Army,” with many choosing to retire in the surrounding area after military service. The first Board of Trustees for common schools met in July 1858. Leavenworth High School was later established in 1865, making it the oldest high school in the state.
Leavenworth is a suburban community with local amenities, and within a quick drive to multiple dining, shopping, and entertainment destinations throughout the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area.
20 minutes to Kansas Speedway, Hollywood Casino, and Legends Shopping
20 minutes to Zona Rosa shopping and dining
25 minutes to MCI airport
35 minutes to Arrowhead/Kauffman Stadium complex
40 minutes to Kansas City's Power and Light District, Crossroads Art District, and the T-mobile Center
The district employs a highly qualified staff of teachers and support personnel. Leavenworth maintains a continued focus on ongoing school improvement, specifically in the areas of teaching and learning, special education, support services, parent/community involvement, technology, human resources, and facilities.
View the district boundary map below or visit Find My School website to find out where you are located in the District. If you are unsure whether a home or land you are considering purchasing is within our district boundary, please call 913-684-1400 to verify.
School Community Update
Twice a month the Superintendent of Schools provides a School Community Update regarding a range of topics that are relevant for the community to be aware of.