USD 257 is a public school district located in Iola Kansas and serves the towns of Iola, Gas, and LaHarpe.
1. 22 Standard of Excellence Awards
2. McKinley Elementary School received the Governor's Achievement Award (Highest 5% of school in Kansas) (Each USD 257 Elementary School has received this award in the last 5 years.)
3. All 5 schools in the district did extremely well on the new API index Assessment from KSDE.
4. Age to Age Preschool at Windsor Place Received many honors for its innovative cross-generational work with early education.
5. Age to Age Preschool at Windsor Place presented to Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and the Kansas Board of Education; and discussed the program with United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan