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About The District

Gardner Edgerton USD 231 serves the communities of Gardner and Edgerton in the southwest corner of Johnson County, Kansas. At the heart of two growing communities, Gardner Edgerton schools currently house approximately 6,100 students. The district includes seven elementary schools (K-4), three middle schools (5-8) and one high school (9-12). In January 2012, USD 231 voters approved a $72 million bond issue to provide a new elementary school, middle school, Multipurpose Activity Center addition to the high school, updates to district-wide technology and many capital improvements. Grand Star Elementary School opened in the fall of 2013. Trail Ridge Middle School opened in the fall of 2014. In 2016, patrons approved a $29.7 million bond for a high school addition, a stand-alone Advanced Technical Center, a TRAILS Facility, and capital improvements.

Gardner Edgerton is home to state-of-the-art facilities, technology resources for students and staff and a professional development program that serves both new and veteran educators. Gardner Edgerton is home to three National Blue Ribbon Schools and competes academically at regional, state and national competitions.

Every school in the district...

Has been built, expanded or remodeled within the past ten years.

Has a wireless technology environment including 1:1 Dell Chromebooks for 4th-12th grades.

Has laptop computer carts in elementary.

Remains academically competitive with surrounding school districts.

Has updated security technology for student and staff safety.

Every new teacher in the district...

Receives an induction to the district via New Teacher Academy

Receives professional mentorship from veteran district educators during the first two years of their career

Every teacher in the district...

Is supported by a Professional Development Plan, with representatives dedicated to each building

Is provided the resources to maximize student learning at the highest level possible