McPherson Unified School District 418
(620) 241-9400 www.mcpherson.com
The McPherson Unified School District 418 is recognized as one of the leading school districts in Kansas. The McPherson schools are served by three central office administrators, a full-time special education director, nine building administrators, a food service director, a buildings and grounds director, 252 certified staff and 283 classified staff.
The district operates an early education center, four elementary schools, a middle school, a high school, an alternative high school program, and is also the sponsoring district of the McPherson County Special Education Cooperative. Enrollment (K-12) in the McPherson schools is approximately 2400.
The four neighborhood elementary schools—kindergarten through 5th grade—have an average regular education class size of 19 students. Each of the McPherson USD 418 elementary schools offers a comprehensive program, including library services, art, vocal and instrumental music, computer-assisted instruction, and special education. Curriculum is developed cooperatively by teachers throughout the district.
McPherson Middle School, grades 6-8, offers a broad program of academic, Pre-AP and elective exploratory courses. Middle school regular education classes average 23 students. Activities in drama, student government, and athletics are provided for students.
McPherson High School, grades 9-12, offers a strong college preparatory program, with AP courses as well as vocational education and career planning services. The average regular education class size at McPherson High School is 22 students. A wide selection of co-curricular and extracurricular programs is available for students.
St. Joseph Catholic School
520 E Northview Ave
(620) 241-8025 www.stjosephmcpherson.com/school
St. Joseph Catholic School has a long tradition of providing its students with an outstanding academic program under its mission of, “Educating the Total Person in the Image of Jesus Christ”. It is fully accredited by the state of Kansas and NCA. It is a part of the diocese of Wichita, Kansas which consists of four high schools and 37 elementary schools.
St. Joseph school offers grades K-6 and also has a pre-school “Angel Depot” for three and four year old children. The school employs an administrator and eight classroom teachers making averages class sizes of 15. It offers a comprehensive program consisting of library services, vocal and instrumental music, computer instruction and special education services offered through the McPherson County Special Education Cooperative.
Although St. Joseph school is tied to the Catholic Church, it accepts children from all faith backgrounds. Students who belong to St. Joseph parish are charged no tuition. Non parish families pay a monthly fee