K-12 Education

From 2013-2014, the State of Kansas granted approximately $10,384 per pupil, which counts both elementary and secondary school students.

Graduation Rate and Dropout Rate by School District in the Greater Manhattan Area 2017-18

School District USD Graduation Rate Dropout Rate
Wamego 320 93.0% 1.2%
Kaw Valley 321 95.8% 0.4%
Onaga-Havensville-Wheaton 322 100% 2.5%
Rock Creek 323 94.4% 0.2%
Wabaunsee 329 97.0% 1.4%
Riley County 378 91.3% 0.9%
Clay Center 379 89.0% 0.3%
Vermillion 380 100% 0.0% (2015-16)
Manhattan-Ogden 383 82.9% 2.4%
Blue Valley 384 100% 0.0% (2015-16)
Geary County Schools 498 86.5% 1.2%
Valley Heights 498 90.5% 1.8%

Source: Kansas State Department of Education, https://datacentral.ksde.org/report_gen.aspx (accessed June, 2019).

Pupil-Teacher Ratio in the Greater Manhattan Area

School Year FTE Enrollment September 20 Total FTE PK-12 Teachers Pupil-Teacher Ratio
Pottawatomie County      
     2016-17 3,853.2 294 13.1
     2017-18 3,989.9 293 16.6
Riley County      
     2016-17 6,905.7 465.7 14.8
     2017-18 7,413.1 471.0 15.7

Source: Kansas Statistical Abstract 2017 (Kansas State Department of Education, Selected Statistics by District)

School Tax Rates, by County and School District, 2017-18

School District USD FTE Enrollment Total Assessed Valuation per pupil
Pottawatomie county      
     Wamego 320 1,524.5 $59,062
     Kaw Valley 321 1,109.9 $282,778
     Onaga-Havensville-Wheaton 322 295.5 $81,350
     Rock Creek 323 1,060.0 $54,308
Riley County      
     Riley 378 663.5 $79,032
     Manhattan-Ogden 383 6,539.1 $104,058
     Blue Valley 384 210.5 $108,114

Source: Kansas Statistical Abstract 2017 (KS Department of Education, Reports and Publications, Assessed Valuation Reports and Mill Levy Reports)

Estimates of Poverty for 2017, Kansas School Districts, by County Children in Poverty Age 5-17 Related to Head of Household

School District USD Total Population No. of Children 5-17 Estimate No. Children 5-17 in Poverty
Blue Valley (Randolph-Olsburg) 384 1773 264 23
Kaw Valley 321 8135 2154 215
Manhattan 383 62913 6442 768
Onaga-Havensville-Wheaton 322 2202 423 44
Riley County 378 4697 816 82
Rock Creek 323 5545 1070 105
Vermillion 380 2685 453 46
Wamego 320 8147 1566 192
School District Poverty

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, https://www2.census.gov/programs-surveys/saipe/datasets/2017/2017-school-districts/sd17-ks.txt (Retrieved June, 2019)

High School Graduate Destinations by School District 2017-2018 (by number of students)

* The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) prevents the disclosure of personally identifiable student information. KSDE has determined that any quantities less than 10 may be personally identifiable.
  4 Year College 2 Year College Tech. College Employment Military
Pottawatomie county          
     Wamego 41 32 17 12 <10*
     Kaw Valley 40 16 20 10 <10*
     Onaga-Havensville-Wheaton 11 <10* <10* <10* N/A
     Rock Creek 35 20 <10* <10* N/A
Riley County          
     Riley 19 15 N/A N/A <10*
     Manhattan-Ogden 255 108 304 104 20
     Vermillion 19 <10* <10* <10* <10*

Source: Kansas State Department of Education, https://datacentral.ksde.org/report_gen.aspx (accessed June, 2019).

Transportation Information

  Number of students living in the district who are transported at district expense and live 2.5 miles or more from their school Number of students living in the district who are transported at district expense and live less than 2.5 miles from their school Number of students not living in the district who are transported at district expense Total number of students who are transported at district expense
Pottawatomie County        
Wamego 428 194 110 732
Kaw Valley 374 79 1 454
Onaga-Havensville-Wheaton 140 18 5 163
Rock Creek 657.5 124.5 0 782
Riley County        
Riley 392 57 72 520
Manhattan-Ogden 2,640 478 1 3,128
Vermillion 281 31 55 367

Source: Kansas State Department of Education, https://datacentral.ksde.org/report_gen.aspx (accessed June, 2019).