Education

Overview
Unified in 1965 with a total enrollment of 838 students, the Lansing School District is one of several growing districts in Kansas. The Lansing Unified School District #469 provides a full range of educational opportunities from pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade. The Lansing School District also houses the New Beginnings and LINCS (18-21) special education programs for Leavenworth County. The Lansing public school system serves approximately 2,600 students.

Accreditation
Each school in the Lansing School District meets all requirements for accreditation by the State's Quality Performance Accreditation Process. Lansing Unified School District #469 was recently ranked by Ingram's Magazine as one of the top schools in the Kansas City Metro area based on top test scores.

District Composition

The Lansing School District has 208 licensed staff, 220 classified staff and 14 administrators. Each attendance center has its own administrative, counseling, nursing and library staff. High quality staff development is essential for creating schools in which all students and staff members are life-long learners. Lansing school district staff is committed to the development and success of every child. The Lansing School District’s mission is to provide all students with the opportunity to gain scholastic, technical, social, and life-long learning skills essential for academic, occupational and personal success as a productive citizen.

The District occupies several campus locations:
  • Lansing Elementary: 450 W. Mary St., Lansing, Kans. 66043; Kindergarten through 5th grade; opened in 2008.
  • Lansing Middle School: 220 Lion Ln., Lansing, Kans. 66043; 6th through 8th grades; the new middle school opens in Aug. 2016 and is adjacent to the Lansing District Auditorium. The Auditorium is the "showcase" for both the District and the city of Lansing, with a capacity of more than 900.
  • Lansing High School: 1412 147th St., Lansing, Kans. 66048; 9th through 12th grades; opened in 2015 with state-of-the-art educational spaces, technology advancements, athletic fields and a competition swimming pool and combined diving well.
  • Lansing Special Education Administrative Building: 210 E. Mary St., Lansing, Kans. 66043; Early Childhood, Parents as Teachers, Tiny K for Infants and Toddlers and the New Beginnings Program.
  • Lansing District Office: 200 E. Mary St., Lansing, Kans. 66043; The District refurbished an old elementary school building to serve as the Board of Education office. This facility also houses a diploma recovery program - LEAP, a dropout prevention program - Promise Academy, a special education transition program - LINCS, the Board of Education meeting room and district staff offices.
Student Activities:

Lansing School District students have many learning opportunities that extend learning beyond the school buildings’ classrooms. Co-curricular, extra-curricular and community programs exist at every building level. Lansing High School has over 40 athletic and academic activities and has sent many students to state and league competitions during the 2013-2014 school year. Many teams have emerged as league champions. The 2013-2014 Lansing High School Boys Basketball Team went to state undefeated and are the 2013-2014 State 5A Champions. Instrumental and choral music programs consistently earn high ratings at both regional and state competitions. Over the last ten years, the school district has had National Merit Scholars, appointees to the major military academies, and Commended National Merit Scholars. The School District enjoys the wide support of the community through business involvement in student fundraising and the Lansing Educational Foundation, a not-for-profit organization.

Colleges

The University of Saint Mary

The University of Saint Mary is a four-year Catholic liberal arts college conveniently located only minutes away from Lansing. USM was cited by The Princeton Review in 2006 as a "Best College in the Midwest." The University of Saint Mary prepares graduates for value-centered lives of learning, service and character. The University's mission is to educate students of diverse backgrounds to realize their God-given potential and prepare them for value-centered lives and careers that contribute to the well-being of our global society. Satellite campuses are located in Overland Park and Kansas City, Kansas. The University of St. Mary also offers online classes and degrees.

Kansas City Kansas Community College
Kansas City Kansas Community College was founded in 1923 and is a public, two-year community college. Its mission is to provide higher education and life-long learning to the varied communities in its service area, which includes Wyandotte and Leavenworth counties. Kansas City Kansas Community College provides an accessible and supportive learning environment which offers academic, career, and personal development opportunities.

Central Michigan University - Fort Leavenworth
With a main campus Located in Mt Pleasant, MI, Central Michigan University was established in 1892 as a school for teacher and business education. In 1971, Central Michigan University’s Global Campus was created to serve the needs of military personnel by providing degree programs onsite at military installations throughout the U.S. Today CMU Global Campus offers programs at over 50 locations in the United States, Canada and Mexico including 19 on military installations. We also serve a large number of students through our online programs worldwide. Programs offered include bachelor’s degree completion, master’s degrees (MA, MBA, MPA, MSA), doctoral degrees and professional/workforce development. Consistently designated as a military friendly university, CMU is proud of our more than 70,000 Global Campus alumni, including 155 flag officers (generals and admirals). CMU helps eliminate the conflicting demands of work, family and social obligations while pursuing a degree by offering time saving services and adult-friendly formats.