The Haysville School System is the 18th largest Kansas School district and combines the personalized spirit of a small town with a top-notch staff, curriculum and facilities normally associated with larger communities. With care and individual attention, we focus on putting each student on the road to a lifetime of learning. Encompassing 36 square miles of south-central Sedgwick County, the Haysville School District (USD 261) draws students from a wide range of urban and rural backgrounds to create a rich, well-blended student body. Our curriculum, designed to meet each student's educational needs, emphasizes the core academic areas of reading, math, science, and social studies, while incorporating all State of Kansas standards for education and reflecting national curriculum reform efforts. Our schools offer a safe learning environment with excellent teachers and staff focused on the success of their students. To meet the unique needs of each learner, the academic progress of students is monitored for early intervention.
The City of Haysville school system includes: 6 Elementary Schools (Grades Pre-K thru 5), 2 Middle Schools (Grades 6 thru 8), 1 High School (Grades 9 thru 12), and 3 Specialty Facilities.
Campus High School
Campus High School has been authorized to offer the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma program. Any student from throughout the surrounding area is eligible to enroll in the school and participate in the program. International Baccalaureate schools offer an integrated approach to college preparation that includes not only challenging coursework, but also develops a global perspective and awareness that will be critical to the success of students as they prepare for the changing and emerging careers of this century.
The educational programs in Haysville are concerned with all phases of individual growth. Students will be provided with sound academic opportunities to facilitate their physical, emotional, social, and vocational potential. Haysville Public Schools exist for the benefit of each student regardless of his or her capacity for learning. It is our task to provide demanding programs appropriate for all levels of ability. The goal of the Special Education Department is to implement this philosophy into practice for students with disabilities and to insure that children with disabilities receive a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment.
Haysville is a growing community in southeast Sedgwick County. Haysville is a prime area for various industries, manufacturing and service facilities. They are uniquely suited for business growth and growing families!
Haysville has a variety of local restaurants including Leorardos, Johnny B’s, Fairy Wings and Mini Things, Marcos Pizza, Taco J’s, Red’s, Donavon’s Steamin’ Weenies and Beirocks, to name a few.
Located on Interstate 35 and just minutes from several other major roadways, Haysville is an ideal location for manufacturers or distributors. Haysville provides access to Wichita through Interstates 135 and 235, to north and east Kansas through the Kansas Turnpike and to southern Kansas through Highway 81.
Haysville Local Attractions/Activities
Dewey Gunzelman Memorial Swimming Pool
Haysville Pool is open daily 1:00-6:30 P.M. during the summer.
Chris Elsen Memorial Skate Park
The Chris Elsen Memorial Skate Park is funded by the Haysville City Park & Community Forestry Board.
Haysville Disc Golf Courses
Old Oaks Disc Golf Course and Riggs Park Disc Golf Course are a great way to spend the day outside.
Haysville – History
W.W. Hays came to this area in the early 1870s. Prior to his arrival here he had served as a postmaster in Colorado and as Sheriff of Sedgwick County. In 1891 he platted the land that he owned so a town could be built.
Some of the first businesses in this new town were a meat market, a couple of stores, lumberyard and a blacksmith. The post office was established in 1877, the Haysville State Bank in 1919.
Truck farming supported a lot of the families in the area. In 1874 a grist mill was built on the bank of the Cowskin to process corn that was harvested in the area.
The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway bought land west of Haysville's Main Street in 1892. In 1903 a depot was opened and passenger trains shuttled people to and from Wichita. Notice the spelling of Haysville on the depot. Haysville was often spelled Hayesville thought to be named after 19th president Rutherford B. Hayes.
At first there were no church buildings so meetings were held at homes, schools and the grist mill. The first churches in Haysville were the Methodist and the Prairie Home Christian Church. Mr. Hays donated the land where both of these churches were built.
All of Haysville's historic district was destroyed in the 1999 tornado. Destruction of the historic buildings began at the red brick schoolhouse at 79th and Seneca and continued north along Main taking out the elevator, bank, churches and more. The only thing left standing on the east side of main was the original bank vault.