Education

Johnson County Community College is a 234-acre community college with 22 major buildings located in Overland Park, Kansas, less than 20 minutes from Southwest Johnson County.

Key Facts:

  • 19,091 students enrolled in JCCC in the fall of 2015.
  • Nearly 1,000 full-time faculty and staff are employed at JCCC, with nearly 1,500 adjunct faculty and part-time staff.
  • JCCC offers more than 150 degree and certificate options.
  • JCCC has transfer/articulation agreements with many four-year colleges and universities.
  • The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.
  • JCCC is home to 14 intercollegiate sports.

The Learning & Career Center at Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC)  is a collaborative effort between several area public and private entities focused on developing a highly trained workforce for the supply chain and logistics industry. The LCC is a premier example of education and industry working together to prepare individuals for careers in warehousing and distribution operations, and a proactive step toward ensuring a well-qualified labor force well into the future.

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Gardner Edgerton USD 231 serves the communities of Gardner and Edgerton in the southwest corner of Johnson County, Kansas. The award-winning district has received 6 Governor’s Achievement Awards and was named a 2011 Blue Ribbon School district.

Key Facts:

  • Approximately 5,800 students.
  • Seven elementary schools, three middle schools and one high school.
  • In January 2012, voters approved a $72 million bond issue providing a new elementary school, middle school, multipurpose activity center addition to the high school, a variety of capital improvements and updates to districtwide technology.
  • Grand Star Elementary School opened in 2013, and Trail Ridge Middle School opened in the fall of 2014.

The Spring Hill School District USD 230, 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.

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  • More than 3,000 total students.
  • District encompasses 71 square miles, including portions of Johnson and Miami Counties.
  • Six schools, including three elementary schools, one middle school, a high school and a virtual high school.
  • Approximately 400 employees, including teachers, nurses, classified and administrators.