National Public Schools Week is Feb. 24-28

National Public School Week
Shawnee Mission School District

National Public Schools Week is an opportunity to celebrate our students and the many school professionals who work to help our students achieve their greatest potential.

The Shawnee Mission School District is the third largest school district in Kansas with more than 27,000 students and 3,400 staff members. Our district has 34 elementary schools, five middle schools and five high schools. Our district also includes Horizons High School, an Early Childhood Education Center, an Aquatic Center, and Signature Programs at the Center for Academic Achievement. 

The Shawnee Mission School District is consistently ranked among the finest school districts in the nation for its high student performance. The district serves a diverse student population from 14 cities within northeast Johnson County, Kansas.

“Public education is one of the most important and beneficial resources we can provide for our children, our community, and our future,” Mike Fulton, superintendent stated.

The objective in the Shawnee Mission School District is that every student will have a personalized learning plan that supports them in being college and career ready and having the interpersonal skills important to life success.

America’s public schools educate nine out of 10 students in the United States – more than 50 million - to prepare them for future endeavors.

Across the country, a broad group of 10 million parents and educators – administrators, teachers, specialists, and school board members will recognize this week publicly.

In Washington D.C., a bipartisan group of lawmakers will speak on the importance of a strong public school education system for our country’s future economic strength. In Topeka, the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE), Kansas Association of School Boards and member of the Kansas Learning First Alliance (KLFA) are sponsoring an event at the Kansas Statehouse on February 26 to commemorate this week.