About Us

Welcome to the Spring Hill School District! From our start in the late 1800s, the district has grown to encompass 71 square miles of land, including three municipalities and parts of two counties. With around 3,700 students and growing at nearly 5% annually, we have a reputation for providing excellent educational opportunities to its students and ensuring their needs come first.

Parents and community members are encouraged to become involved with district schools and programs, and are integral to the district’s ability to provide ongoing educational success in a caring learning environment. This partnership with families and patrons ensures that district students have access to quality schools, which are the foundation of a strong community. In addition to their academic opportunities, students may participate in a wide range of extracurricular activities and community service projects.

As the district moves forward, our schools and communities will continue to share a proud heritage as well as a progressive attitude toward education for all children. Everyone in the district is committed to continuous improvement. With support from parents and the community, work continues each day by dedicated staff members to prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s opportunities. Ultimately, success is realized, as students become life-long learners and productive members of the global society.

Statistics At A Glance 

The Spring Hill, Kansas, School District, provides quality educational opportunities to its students and has been recognized at the state level and nationally for its academic, community service, and technology programs.

  • Around 3,700 total students
  • District encompasses 71 square miles, including portions of Johnson and Miami Counties
  • Nine schools, including five elementary schools (K through Grade 5), two middle schools (Grades 6 through 8), a high school (Grade 9 through 12), and a virtual high school
  • Preschool program, Spring Hill Early Learning Academy, located in the Early Childhood Center (previously Spring Hill Middle School - North)
  • More than 550 employees, including teachers, nurses, classified and administrators
  • About 70 percent of the faculty hold Masters Degrees or higher, and have an average of 15 years experience
  • Excellent pupil-teacher ratios
  • All district schools average above state and national academic benchmarks
  • Approximately 85 percent of students continue their education after graduation
  • High school students can receive college credit via the Johnson County Community College
  • High school students who take the ACT, score above the state and national averages (average composite score)
  • Utilization of the Skyward system, which enhances information sharing between students, parents and schools

Board of Education 
The Board of Education is composed of seven unpaid local citizens, who are elected by patrons in the district. The Board sets policies by which the schools operate and approves hiring faculty and staff to administer these policies. Board meetings, which are open to the public, are usually held at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at the District Administrative Center, 17640 W. 199th Street, Spring Hill, KS 66083.

Board of Education Members and Administration

  • Doug Updike, President
  • Sharon Mitchell, Vice President
  • Nels Anderson, Member
  • Brent Hoffman, Member
  • Ali Seeling, Member
  • Keith Ewing, Member
  • Nicole Melius, Member
  • Dr. Wayne Burke, Superintendent of Schools
  • Brad Willson, Assistant Superintendent of Schools
  • Doug Schwinn, Board Treasurer
  • Katie Claar, Clerk of the Board

This district does not discriminate against any applicant, employee, or student on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, or handicap in the educational programs or activities, which it operates. 

Accreditation of Schools 
The Spring Hill School District meets all requirements for accreditation by the Kansas State Department of Education. 

Teacher Qualifications 
All teachers must meet state certification requirements, and hold at minimum a Bachelor's Degree. All teachers must complete additional study to retain certification. 

Enrollment is to be completed in July and August. Information concerning enrollment may be obtained from the Board of Education Office or at each school. 

Student Entrance Requirements 
Age: Pupils enrolling in kindergarten must be five years old on or before August 31 of the year in which they enroll. Pupils entering school for the first time at the first grade level must be six years old on or before August 31 of the current year. Age verification is required. Kansas law makes no provision for waiving student age requirements. 

Residence: All children, who have an actual legal residence in the school district and meet the legal age requirements, are entitled to attend the public schools unless excused, excluded, or suspended in accordance with the terms of Kansas law and policies of the Board. Children in grades K through 12, living outside the school district, will not be admitted to district schools unless they meet the criteria of USD 230 Policy JBC. 

Health: All students enrolled in the Spring Hill School District must have certification from a licensed physician or local health department stating that they have received (or are in the process of receiving and will have completed within 90 days after admission to the school) tests and inoculations as are deemed necessary by the Secretary of the State Department of Health and Environment. For further information, call any of the district’s schools and ask for the nurse. 

Attendance Areas 
Families should refer to the elementary school boundary map to determine their student's attendance area, which would be Dayton Creek Elementary, Prairie Creek Elementary, Spring Hill Elementary, Timber Sage Elementary or Wolf Creek Elementary. Spring Hill and Woodland Spring Middle Schools accommodate students in grades 6-8. Students in grades 9-12 will attend Spring Hill High School. The Spring Hill School District encompasses 71 square miles, and district maps are online for your convenience.

Nutrition Services 
A breakfast and lunch program is served at each school. Students may bring a lunch if they prefer. Students meeting certain income standards set by the federal government are eligible for free or reduced priced meals. A Nutrition Benefit application for reduced price or free meals is required, and available on the Nutrition Corner page. 

The district provides transportation to and from school for students living 2.5 miles or more from school. Transportation arrangements for special education students will be made to meet their needs. Transportation is provided on a pay basis for students living within 2.5 miles of school. Visit the Transportation section of the web for more information. 

Visit the District Curriculum Content Areas for more information. 

Textbooks and Supplies 
Spring Hill schools have an instructional materials fee. Students are required to pay for some additional items used for individual projects, such as in woodworking, arts, etc. 

Extracurricular Activities and Athletics 
The middle school and high school offer a wide range of activities and athletics for all students. The district is a member of the Frontier League as well as the Kansas State High School Activities Association. 

School Maintenance 
USD 230 provides a continuous maintenance program for all district buildings. A partial refurbishment program is performed in each attendance center annually.