Best Public Schools in Parsons, KS


The city of Parsons, Kansas is home to 8 schools, including 5 elementary schools, 1 middle school, 1 high school, and 1 alternative school. While the overall performance of the schools in the area is mixed, with the Parsons School District ranking 176th out of 269 districts in Kansas, there are some standout schools that are worth highlighting.

Meadowview Elementary, which is part of the Labette County School District, is a top performer, ranking among the top 121 elementary schools in Kansas and consistently maintaining a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school boasts impressive test scores, with 65.37% of 3rd graders proficient or better in English Language Arts and 84.61% proficient or better in Mathematics. Additionally, Meadowview Elementary has a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 14.8, which is the second-best among the 5 elementary schools in the Labette County School District.

While Parsons Senior High is not the highest-ranked high school in the area, it has shown improvement in its statewide ranking, moving from 239th out of 320 Kansas high schools in 2020-2021 to 139th out of 327 in 2022-2023. Its test scores are also above the state average in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science. However, the data also reveals significant racial disparities and high poverty levels across the schools in Parsons, with some schools having student populations that are predominantly white or Native American, and free and reduced lunch rates ranging from 56.45% to 84.07%.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Kansas State Department of Education.

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