The Emporia Region Has Award-Winning Education
If you want your children to go to award-winning schools where they will receive an incredible education - move to the Emporia region. Lyon County has three school districts serving kindergarten through 12th grade students.
Awards & Recognition
For two years in a row, South Lyon County USD 252 made history by earning all eight educational awards from the Kansas Education Department. These include:
- Superintendent of the Year
- Commissioner’s Award for performance
- Kindergarten Readiness
- Civic Engagement
- Social-emotional Growth
- Individual Study Plans
Other awards given to Lyon County schools include:
- Master Teacher Award given out by Emporia State University to multiple Lyon County teachers.
- Hopkins Award given to top teachers in Lyon County.
- Horizon Awards given to teachers in Lyon County.
- Postsecondary Effectiveness Award
- Graduation Rate Star Award
- Commissioner’s Award
- Kansas Teacher of the Year
About Lyon County Schools
Lyon County has three public primary and secondary school districts servicing kindergarten through 12th grade. Those are North Lyon County U.S.D. #251, which serves north rural Lyon County and the communities of Admire, Americus and Reading. South Lyon County U.S.D. #252, which serves south rural Lyon County and the communities of Olpe, Neosho Rapids and Hartford. Emporia School District U.S.D. #253 serves the city of Emporia. Two parochial schools are located in Emporia – Emporia Christian School which serves preschool through 8th grade and Sacred Heart School which is preschool through 5th grade. For more complete information regarding these schools go to the following links below:
Lyon County Schools
North Lyon County Public Schools USD #251
South Lyon County Public Schools USD #252
Emporia Public Schools USD #253
Sacred Heart Catholic School
Emporia Christian School