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USD 257 is a public school district located in Iola Kansas
and serves the towns of Iola, Gas, and LaHarpe.
Mission
The mission of USD 257 is to “inspire all students to succeed”. In USD 257 we believe that education will prepare individuals to contribute to family, vocation, and society. We believe that all students can learn and quality education should be made available to all. We believe students should be continually challenged at their ability level and that higher expectations yield measurably higher results. We believe that students should be treated with respect. We believe education is a process rather than a product.
Description

USD 257 is a public school district located in Iola Kansas and serves the towns of Iola, Gas, and LaHarpe.

Noteworthy Achievements

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

District Calendar

Upcoming Events

District IMS Calendar 2017-18

Today's Events

District Elementary Campus Calendars

Today's Events

Current Weather

cloudy

Temperature: 33˚F

Current Condition: Overcast

Wind Speeds: 1.39mph

Chance of Precipitation: 0%

5-day Outlook

Monday:
partly-cloudy
Temperature: 49/23
Partly cloudy until afternoon.
Tuesday:
clear
Temperature: 46/30
Clear throughout the day.
Wednesday:
clear
Temperature: 56/34
Clear throughout the day.
Thursday:
windy
Temperature: 57/45
Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon and windy overnight.
Friday:
partly-cloudy
Temperature: 55/38
Mostly cloudy until afternoon.

Contact Information

Iola USD 257 Central Office
305 N. Washington Street
Iola, Kansas 66749
Schedule:

Normal Office Hours
M-F 7:30 - 4:00

Summer Office Hours
M-F 7:30 - 4:00

Map
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Phone: (620) 365-4700
Fax: (620) 365-4708